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Male Grey Jay

Male Grey Jay
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-30 16:34
Viewed: 3274
Points: 26
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Grey Jay, Perisoreus canadensis, Whiskey Jack, Camp Robber or Canada Jay

Description - The Grey Jay, also known as the Canada Jay or Whiskey Jack, is grey above and whitish below; the forehead and throat are white and the nape and stripe through the eye is a dull black. Younger birds are a sooty-grey. They have a "whee-ah, chuck-chuck" call and scold, scream and whistle.

Distribution - The Grey Jay (Canada Jay - Whiskey Jack) is resident from Alaska east across Canada in coniferous forests. Also know as the Camp Robber, this playful rascal is a frequent visitor to campsites and summer cottages, and can be easily fed by hand or bird feedding station once you become acquainted.

Biology - Being omnivorous, the Grey Jay feeds on meat, fruit, insects and various vegetable substances. They are attracted to campsites where they appropriate as much food as possible; with its saliva it glues meat, suet and/or hide into balls and hides it among pine needles. It lays 3-5 grey-green eggs in a solid bowl-like nest made of twigs and bark strips, lined with feathers and fur.

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Hi Denis,

Great shot of this gorby. The background hue & log perch make it outstanding. Good sharpness & perfect pose from this friendly jay.

Kind Regards,


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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-06-30 23:31]

Excellent details and pose, green background is great. Well done!

Hello Denis,
Great shot of this lovely bird with great pose, the clarity is excellent, nice highlighted eye, pleasing out of focus background and beautiful natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Denis,

Splendid capture of the Grey Jay (has a ring to it Hey) my friend, superb low point of view, nice and sharp with lovely feather texture, impressive exposure control and love the highlighted eye, great work Denis and well done,
Best regards,


Hello Denis, great catch with a really nice shot. All the best, Paul

Hello Denis,
Wonderful capture with superb natural colors, excellent details and perfect focus.
The image is great. Lovely clarity and great composition with brilliant colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Denis,
very nice point of view. Great sharpness and composition. Amazing natural colours. Very good light.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Denis,
Beautiful image captured from perfect POV with amazing details, excellent sharpness and lovely colours. Nice clear BG too. Well done!

Hello Denis,
A Fabulous capture and an interesting note. Just a pleasure to view. Well done and best wishes.

Hello Denis

Beautiful close-up photo of the Male Grey Jay,
very fine POV and framing, beautiful light,
great focus sharpness and details,
beautiful catch-light that always improve a photo,



Hi Denis,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in great clarity and very beautiful colours. Nice composition.

Denis, this is a beautiful shot of this Jay. The colors and detail are spot on. Have a great day, Bill

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-18 7:02]

Hi Denis,
I've missed this beauty so far! Excellent photo in great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Nice to see it against the pleasing green BG. Taken from a very good low POV in a fine composition.

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