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Yucatan jay - juvenile

Yucatan jay - juvenile
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-04 16:48
Viewed: 2041
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my Christmas vacation in Mexico

The Yucatan jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family, the crows and their allies.
It is found primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula, which comprises the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala.
The jays approximately 30 cm (12 in) long. Adults are black, with cerulean blue wings, mantle, and tail. They have black bills, black eye rings, and yellow legs. Juvenile Yucatán jays have completely yellow bare parts and white, rather than black, body plumage. They molt out of the white plumage by September or October, but retain the yellow bill and eye ring for a few more months. They also have pale-tipped retrices, which the adults lack.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario,
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours but what makes this image stand out, even in thumbnail, are the diagonal disposition of the bird and the way the leaves radiate out from a point directly behind it. Very well done indeed.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-04 20:33]

Hello Mario,
Thanks for sharing this beautiful close up of Yucatan Jay. The bird is very colourful with Blue, Black and yellow combinations and the green contrasting palm leaves in the background helps it stand out.

A wonderful image of this bird with perfect sharpness, colours and details, Mario.

Hi Mario!
Another perfect shot, this time of this beautiful jay. Superb details as usual; thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Another attractive Bird. New to me. Very beautiful color, as well as presentation keeping the palm leaves(?) behind. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-01-11 16:23]

Mario sem comentário já vi quase todas as fotos suas uma técnica impressionante para registrar esses animais meus parabéns mais uma vez.

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