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Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 20:30
Viewed: 2302
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Blue Jay is a very pretty bird indeed, but they are not the most polite birds at times. They can be real bullies at feeders, sometime chasing other birds out while they fulfill their appetites. Some sources report that blue jays may raid other birds nests, stealing eggs, chicks, and nests.

The one very noticeable habit of these jays is their harsh and loud calls. They can also make a variety of noises such as a distinct three syllable whistle like call

One little known benefit of these birds is their tree planting ability. They bury many seeds and acorns which are never retrieved, thus new plants soon take root and spring up.

For more info about Blue Jays click here

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Hello Ron-BeAutiful bird this Eastern Blue Jay.Well captured and well presented.Top to bottom well detailed and sharpness.Nice light.Catching-light on eye made it attractive.Nice compo...!Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

A very useful bird in terms of conservation of nature, Ron. :)
Delightful portrait of this noisy but handsome thief.
I like the catch-light in its eye.
Superb presentation.

Hi Ron,
you show us a wonderful portrait of this beautiful jay. Looks like he is sitting there very calm and relaxed.
have a nice day

Hello Ron,

Hope your life is good. Again a fine portrait of a common bird of your area and again flashlight is working miracles here.The posture is great and focus as ever immaculate. Thanks for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

OUTSTANDING photography as always.In your image I must say that every thing is perfect most of the time.

What a BEAUTY!!!
Such soft colours and a pleasantly impressive presentation.
I read your notes ... you omitted that they are bold enough to steal food from picnickers too.
In other words ... it is a thief. Here is ANOTHER THIEF.
Thanks for sharing.
Mario from Canada.

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-01 15:44]

Hi Ron,magnificent capture with a special 3D effect,the colors and the detail are truly perfect,great exposure and original perspective too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-09-01 16:31]

Perfect portrait of this cristata cyanoccita.
Congratulations, Ron !!!


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  • rocko (264)
  • [2014-09-02 13:02]

nice picture!Very nice detail.

You've captured the colors accurately, it seems to me, Ron. There is a tendency I have noticed with blue jay pictures to make the blue brighter than it really is, which you have not done here. The head seems a bit out of focus its as if the focus was on the tail feathers.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-09-30 17:39]

That's a beautiful blue jay, Ron.
Very different from our western jays.
Really like the colors and the markings.
Beautifully captured.
TFS : )

Nice close-up image. No doubt a very beautiful bird. I still have not been able to photograph this species. They are not native to Washington state at least that is what they are saying. I took a trip up the Washington coast a couple months back and actually saw one. I reported it to the Audubon society but they did not reply back, apparently they were not interested or they did not believe me. I never got a photo of it as I was not prepared plus the evening lighting was terrible due to heavy overcast. Still interest in going back to same location to possibly snap up some images of them.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2015-01-04 4:30]

hi Ron,
you have a really beautiful bird too :)
Wonderful color and ligth on this jay portrait.


Hello Ron

Very beautiful photo of the Blue Jay, shot with fine POV and I like the
vertical framing you give it, beautiful color tones of the background sky
matching with the bird's plumage color tones, TFS


Hello Ron, Very nice colors and composition. Very beautiful bird! Never seen it before!

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