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Back-Lit Jay

Thank you all for your votes, comments and clicks on the previous image.....As always greatly appreciated Smile

My first record capture of a Jay Smile Taken early this morning with the rising sun in completely the wrong place !! You can't win em all .... !!
He only landed once more, unfortunately I was having a Pee Tongue Typical...!!

All the best

Dean

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Back-lit Jay
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:2 Dec 2012 - 4:43 PM
Tags:Bird, Dean Mason, Jay, Wildlife / nature, WindowonWildlife.
Votes:67

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 4:44 PM

lucky you to capture this one

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lawbert
lawbert  71777 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 4:47 PM

That damn sun is never consistent in where it risesTongue
If you got your feet wet rushing for the second landing then its a good job you nailed the first!!Wink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 4:50 PM

WOW! you got it mate, well done, great shot. Now you can go and get warmSmileSmileTongueWink
Brian

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

That's the problem with birds..they minds of their own...........never land at the right time, the wrong perch, the wrong time..................nightmare............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

That'll teach you to control your bladder, Dean WinkWinkWink This is really superb, love the back-lighting, one of your very best. Carol

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mikejmb
mikejmb  7 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 4:56 PM

Cracking picture of a very difficult subject, hardly ever still for a moment.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Dec 2012 - 5:00 PM

This is an excellent capture of this little beauty !! Very well taken SmileGrin

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:23 PM

This is the bird that always eludes me and with saying that it hurts me so much to give my UA for it dam dam dam Wink
Seriously its first class Dean and the backlighting really makes it stand out, and you even managed a glint in its eye, wereyou using flash.
Its superb
Tip for next time carry an empty bottle to pee into and you wont miss the shot
Richard

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KBan
KBan  9468 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:30 PM

Might be your only shot Dean but you got the perfect pose on a great post.

Keith

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:31 PM


Quote: This is the bird that always eludes me and with saying that it hurts me so much to give my UA for it dam dam dam Wink
Seriously its first class Dean and the backlighting really makes it stand out, and you even managed a glint in its eye, wereyou using flash.
Its superb
Tip for next time carry an empty bottle to pee into and you wont miss the shot
Richard

Hi Richard, many thanks for the UA mate Smile chuffed with that ! No there was no flash used, I never use flash mate ... The glint is probably the frost, froze to death sat waiting for the sod Wink

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jason_e
jason_e e2 Member 9jason_e vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:32 PM

A cracker of a bird not too happy about smiling for the camera usually.
Jason

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:39 PM

Wonderful plumage detail in that shady side of the bird, Dean.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

oooo, that's a gud un! Tongue

Ade

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:07 PM


Quote: Oooo, that's a gud un! Tongue

Ade

Cheers Ade and thanks for the UA mate Smile really appreciate that !

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:09 PM

Cracking shot with fab detail mate, you might have included the pest that was eating all the nuts and seed Wink
Geoff.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96180 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:26 PM

A pleasure to be number 30 Dean

Straight on the SL for tomorrow

Adrian

PS Thanks for the UA on the Cb

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:06 PM

Many thanks for the reply Dean, great use of the reflective frost, always good to get the added knowledge.
Still no messaging Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Richard

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful shot and the details speak for themselves
Lillian

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 121086 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:24 PM

cracking shot Wink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:55 PM

Stunning capture Dean.
Ron

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 8:38 PM

As a Jay lover I can say this is a stunner Dean, I really love the backlight so subtle. Worthy of every accolade and award.

David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 9:09 PM

Super capture of this elusive bird Dean.
Brian.

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ImageProducer

beauty of a shot.crisp clear and perfect. ! Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 9:59 PM

A cracking shot of this shy and often elusive bird Dean, happy to bring up the half century for this one.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 10:31 PM

excellent, there seem to be a few about this year

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 - 10:11 AM

Superb.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 3:32 PM

A brilliant capture - and well worth the inconveniences! Smile
Ann

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 6:00 PM

Cracking shot Dean, a very shy bird and always a pleasure to capture one WinkWink

Glyn

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Philip_P
Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 6:31 PM

Great shot Dean, you got your Jay

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 8:31 PM

Very tricky to get one in front of the camera mate, top marks
Steve

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