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Blue Jay at Feeder

Blue Jay at Feeder
Photo Information
Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80-200 f4.5 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 8:31
Viewed: 1837
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A slightly overcast day was perfect to bring out the colors in the this blue jay flaunting its tail at me at the suet feeder and obstinately refusing to perch on the more photogenic branch above it!!

It is always hard to resist brightening the blue coloring - I think this is reasonably accurate

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Hello Mr.Alan,
Attractive colour of this bird.Very well captured.Nice majestic pose with excellent details.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-21 15:41]

Hello Alan,
The Blue Jay is one of the prettiest birds we have here in Ohio, but for me they seem to be a real challenge to photograph. They always travel in small groups and seem to be weary of my presence. I would love to find one like yours which doesn't mind posing for a shot or two.
You have done a fine job of photographing this particular bird even though it didn't land on the branch you wanted it to.

Lovely bird, superb colours. well composed. nice macro.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-22 2:53]

Hi Alan,
Excellent details,colours and perfectly sharp.
Fantastic shot of this beautiful Jay.
Nice blurred background. Perhaps more space overhead.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-09 23:41]

Hi Alan
very beautiful bird. The blue color is so pleasant and the pattern of the feathers is so special. Excellent pose and capture to appreciate the beauty.


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