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I Like Blue

I Like Blue
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-06 0:35
Viewed: 4366
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
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I Like Blue (for my Father)
Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata

Blue jays are bright blue on top and whitish gray on the belly and chin. They have a gray-blue, feather crested head, which they can raise and lower. The feathers on their wings and tails are bright blue with white and black bands. Blue jays also have a collar of black feathers across the throat and continuing around the head. Their bills, legs, feet, and eyes are black. Males are just a little larger, on average, than females. Total body length ranges from 22 to 30 cm.
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This bird was taken at Ecomuseum through the grid of a fence in macro mode (flower). He is an hurted bird.
In his eye you can see the blue sky behind me.
I caught the winter's blues.
Thank you for looking.

twin, Dave, Janice, PDP, red45, Mousehill, cedryk, moemf, dew77, wallhalla15, coasties, marhowie, gerhardt, archanabhimasen, alejandroguzman, marmottelolo has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To red45: Lapse of memory or idleness...Luc 1 12-06 11:34
To Jancie: Dream blue!...Luc 3 12-06 03:51
To LeBonhomme: Comment?Luc 1 12-06 01:01
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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-06 0:46]

great portrait of a blue jay...
very well focused... wonderful details...
the simple BG makes it amazing.. well done Luc..

Wow! Quels détails! Comment avez-vous pû être si près? Photo parfaite, cadrage mise au point, composition... félicitations

Superbe photo Luc...
Les détails du geai bleu sont hallucinants !!!
Il est très amusant de voir ta réflexion dans son oeil... Superbe compo !!!
10 SUR 10 !!!

Blue's my favourite colour Luc!
This fellow is my favourite bird!!
This is shot by my favourite Canadian photographer!!!

Superb portrait Luc, so close, so sharp, so colourful and so real. Wonderful eye contact and it is good to see the both of you together.

Very well done, just perfect, thank you.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-06 1:54]

Hi Luc, very nice colourful close up of this birdy. The details are excellent and it's a fine looking portrait. Very well done.

Hi Luc, it's a beautiful picture and it's very close.
The blue colours are very nice.
Great details and POV.
Excellent work, brother.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-06 2:27]

Salut, Luc. How did you do that?
Are you a magician, to go up so close to a blue jay
and take a picture of yourself in his eye?
Beautiful portrait of a blue jay. Thank you for an amazing image. : )

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-06 2:42]

Bonjour Luc, superbe portrait de ce Geais Bleu, on ne peut pas être plus prés!! J'espere que l'animal echapera à ses blessures! Le bleu du ciel Quebecois dans l'oeil du Geais , c'est le must !!! Félicitations Didier.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-06 2:52]
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One of your best birds' portraits Luc! Incredible details and sharpness, beautifull blue colours. We can easily see you in jay's eye. How did you take it???

Amazing close-up from this blue jay, the reflection in it's eye is very special. Great colour, sharpness, composition and a very skillfull photographer! Cheers.

This is amazing!
The colours are outstanding, so beautiful and well matched. Details, framing... everything perfect.
And the view in the eye makes the photo exceptional.
I love it!

Hi Luc,
This is a superb shot!
Extremely detailed and sharp,
beautiful colours, very nice framing.
Very well done and thank you!

The S2 has done really well here. Superb plumage detail and colours. I can see your reflectionin the birds eye, ha ha. Nice one.

Fantastic shot! Just amazing.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-06 6:13]

Even the reflection in the eye shows us blue sky, and a photographer working his art!
I don't think I have ever seen a reflection in a bird's eye before...;-) Simply amazing!
Great shot!

Hello Luck,
Great portrait with nice details and POV. I like your reflection in the eye. Great composition!
Best greetings,

Hi Luc,
An outstanding portrait on this Blue Jay. Flawless composition and framing. The colors are so beautiful!Very shrp detail. Great job!

Le superbe bleu du geai contrast merveilleusement bien avec l'arrière-plan. Et la réflection dans l'oeil est un plus quoi que aux dimensions où nous le voyons (sur le web) ce n'est pas très évident; j'ose imaginer les détails à l'impression sur un plus grand format.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-12-06 9:43]

Another lovely Blue Jay. Great pose and detail. The blue is incredible. Lovely!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-06 9:59]

Hello Luc!
Magnificent portrait.Colors,clear eyes and details,sharpness,framing,BG and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-12-06 11:39]

Sorry - But I don't have much time at the moment, hence short post - but fantastic

This is a great portrait. Very nice colours and details. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Luc,
I also love blue and also this wonderful close-up of this beautiful bird.
The absolute sharpness and the eye is like a mirror, wow.
Thank you very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent close up shot of this beautiful jay Luc. Very nice lighting as well. :)

Wow Luc... stunning close portrait. Very good clear detail. Lovely shade of blue. What a pretty bird. Good catchlight too. TFS.

Magnifique portrait de ce geai bleu Luc! Les détails du plumage sont incroyables! Composition, couleurs, profondeur de champ et point de vue... tout est parfait. Le tout sur un arrière-plan flou qui met en valeur votre bel oiseau. Félicitations!

Wow Luc, this is a brilliant portrait shot!
Excellent details and sharpness, perfect composition and superb colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Luc.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-07 3:54]

I like the blue too. Good portrait, the bird looks deep in thought.

Luc, this is f... good photo. I newer sean somethin like this before. I the eye I can sea you- thanks for shareing with us so nice photo. You are one of the best photographer on TN.

Have a Great holiday season my friend.
Thank you and a Happy New Year!

We don't have them here and I wish that one day I can see on ein real life. This portrait is very beautifull Luc. Very well done, MF.

Blue in blue. A beautiful portrait of a Blue Jay. The color is magnificent as is the detail in the feathers. Hope this beautiful bird will be flying the next time we see him. Well done.

Hi Luc!
No words....SUPERB shot. And awesome clarity and reflection in his eyes!

HI LUC !!!
very well composed.
great DOF and POV.

Excellent macro shot. The details of the feathers and eye are first class work. Well done.

bonjour luc
les couleurs de ce geai sont splendide et le details dans les plumes extra.

Un seul mot: Superbe. Une tête d'oiseau en macro, ça vaut le détail.
Ses couleurs sont aussi belles que celles d'une fleur.
Cordialement, Chico

Bonsoir Luc :)
Superbe, splendide, magnifique ! Pas assez de mots pour qualifier ce chef-d'oeuvre ! Quel beauté cet oiseau ! Et quel artiste pour saisir ces détails et ce bleu si intense !

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