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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: EOS 700 D Rebel T5i
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 9:16
Viewed: 1810
Points: 18
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Sat on my Ottoman just watching this Blue Jay and trust me he wouldn't stay still for long!! FINALLY got him and excitingly share with you here.

Reading and find this on Cornell's site;

This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

I think they are getting use to me now as they don't make that harsh call when they see me and they don't fly away!! :)

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Beautiful Bird!!! Little sharpness and contrast would be better to me!Well framed!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-31 11:44]

Hello Brenda,
Gorgeous photo of this Blue Jay. Beautiful colours and fine sharpness. Attractive pose. I only should have cut a piece from the left side of the photo to get the bird more out of the center.

Hi Brenda-Very attractive frame!To me a nostalgic touch!Well captured this Jay.Agree with Peter.Nice colour and sharpness.Thanks for sharing your experimental shot.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Brenda, lovely composition with beautiful bird on nice blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Brenda. The lighting is unusual but looks very good. The bird is a fantastic looking bird. We have them her, but they usually prefer to be deeper in the bush. The do go to feeders though. This one still has a little of it's baby pattern on the head area with the grey and stripe. Your DOF gives it a nice background with the leaves and the pink flowers. A very nice presentation. I like it. TFS Trevor

hallo Brenda
very nice soft picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-01 13:54]

Hi Brenda,a very original capture with this soft background,just a bit underexposed but very very nice,i like the pose and the bright colors too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Great catch, Brenda! Your photographs are always special. This composition totals several elements; jay perched almost parallel with the branch and both occupying the center of the photo; then left with a twig and right, a bunch of leaves flore; pink; like taxes or offerings; given the bird. Synthesizing; composition has something that reminds me of an iconographic work; as if the bird would present idealized; as a deity or saint; while the smoothness of the colors; the background blur; create an atmosphere of undeniable femininity.

Anyway, Brenda, as always happens with your work, I do enjoy a refreshing air of surprising originality.

A hug from Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello
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Hello Brenda,
You have captured what I have been trying to photograph for the last few weeks here in Ohio. Blue Jays, as you already stated don't sit still for long if they think something is not right.
I love the pose you managed to get, as it shows of it's stunning plumage wonderfully. I have been getting a lot of side shots and you can't see the beautiful hues of blue on their tail, back and head.
These guys are surely one of the loudest birds we have, so I can relate to your comment on their harsh calls.
Overall a great shot, although the clarity to me seems just a tad on the soft side. Was this taken through your window?

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