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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-10 12:47
Viewed: 1230
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. Across its vast range, several very distinct racial forms have evolved to look very different from each other, especially when forms at the extremes of its range are compared.

A member of the widespread jay group, and about the size of the jackdaw, it inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is an habitual acorn hoarder. In recent years, the bird has begun to migrate into urban areas, possibly as a result of continued erosion of its woodland habitat.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-10 14:06]

Hi Marius,what a light and what a colors,spectacular capture of this specie a bit common in my country too but impossible for me to take..ehhee..one of the most beautiful pics of your gallery,and isn't easy a choice between a lot of masterworks..ehee..very very well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-10 16:57]

Hello Marius,
How neat it is to see birds in their natural habitat like this. The Eurasian Jay is very beautiful with a mixture of rufous, tan, black, white and light blue colors in it's plumage. Captured in a wonderful pose which shows off it's body features and unique markings. Great eye contact and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

The ground littered with fallen leaves makes a very apt background for this picture of a Jay, Marius. Superb use of ambient light. Love that catch-light in the bird's eye.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2016-01-11 10:09]

Hi Marius.
Great shot. Vivid colours of the image are simply stunning as well as precise exposure, ultimate details of the fine bird and so fine surroundings. Well done and TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-11 11:10]

Hi Marius,
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo
in amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

great sharpness picture Marius
good details and beautiful colours to
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius

Great close-up shot of the Eurasian jay, fine POV, lovely warm light
and contrasty color tones, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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