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Yucatan jay juvenile - 2

Yucatan jay juvenile - 2
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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: 2014-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-08 8:24
Viewed: 1617
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my Christmas vacation in Mexico

Most of the birds there were camera a shy, as most of the birds are, but this guy was posing for me.
He even lowered his head to fit nicely in the frame.

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
Wonderful bird looking at You.Great moment! Wonderful bright colors and excellent sharpness.The pose of a curious bird...
Best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-08 11:46]

Hi Mario,magnificent specie in a nice and curious pose,bright colors despite the shadow location,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-01-08 23:20]

Hello Mario

Fantastic picture of this beautiful bird, very nice composition, excellent sharpness and details.



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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-01-11 16:18]

Olá Mario mais uma foto entra para minha coleçăo,esta ave ficou com uma excelente nitidez e cores atraentes, meus parabéns.

fantastic bird, fantastic portrait, TFS Ori

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