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Baby Blue Jay


Baby Blue Jay
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 22:01
Viewed: 3252
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is from my archive. I just wanted to show how the baby Blue Jays have a funny mask to their look when they are young. I also found this tidbit of information:

The Blue Jay's coloration is not derived by pigments, but is the result of light refraction due to the internal structure of the feathers; if a Blue Jay feather is crushed, the blue disappears as the structure is destroyed.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/99/_/Blue_Jay.aspx

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hello Trevor

thank you for this photo of the Baby Blue Jay, the blue jay is
one of my favorite birds and i have only 2 shots of them,
lucky you was to shoot this photo, the bird being against daylight
in French en contre-jour, you did well manging you camera
and getting this photo, TFS

Asbed

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-19 14:31]

Hi Trevor,
above all, a warm Happy New Year!
Good health, happiness and all you want you and your loved ones.
Excellent catch you. And classification is made top, congratulations.
Have a nice day,
Adrian

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