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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-14 9:22
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia.

A member of the widespread jay group, and about the size of the jackdaw, it inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is an habitual acorn hoarder. In recent years, the bird has begun to migrate into urban areas, possibly as a result of continued erosion of its woodland habitat.

Its usual call is the alarm call which is a harsh, rasping screech and is used upon sighting various predatory animals, but the jay is well known for its mimicry, often sounding so like a different species that it is virtually impossible to distinguish its true identity unless the jay is seen. It will even imitate the sound of the bird it is attacking, such as a tawny owl, which it does mercilessly if attacking during the day. However, the jay is a potential prey item for owls at night and other birds of prey such as goshawks and peregrines during the day.

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Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-14 14:52]

Hi Marius,what a pic and what a pose! Truly beautiful this jay,common in my country too but always too far from my camera..ehehe...impressive details and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius - As usual a great detailed Photograph. Very attractive color. Well managed busy BG here. Good light and sharpness. Very good work. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Hello dear Marius,
Hope life is good and photography flourishing. It is because this is an excellent shot of this Eurasian Jay in bright sunshine showing a fine blend of light and shade. An adorable shot of high quality, your forte, thanks a lot for sharing, take care
warm regards/Abid

impeccable capture of this beautiful Jay Marius. I admire your professionalism and I thank you for your
perseverance during the years. Keep inspiring us with your photography ...have a wonderful festive season and take care!
Kind Regards
George Veltchev

Very beautiful capture with great pose and nice details and eye contact.

Hello Marius!
Beautiful bird captured with a very fine point of view. A perfect shot despite the matching background. Superb sharpness and details and a lovely light. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hallo marius
super good sharpness picture with beautiful colours in this sunlight
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius

Great photo of the Eurasian jay, a very fine POV and framing,
beautiful eye-contact with you, in a excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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