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Good Afternoon

Well I am sad to report I do not have another shot with my Canon 5D. We have had a severe heat warning here for the last 2 days and I have not been outside. So here is a shot of a Blue Jay taken from my archives.

Greg

Camera Setup:

Location: Smyrna, Delaware (Nature Refuge)
Special:
Weather: Late afternoon, harshlight
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8
Focal Len: 185mm
Flash: None
Exposure Mode: Manual Mode
Metering Mode: Multi Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/80
F Stop: F 4.8
ISO: 200

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 120-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Blue Jay
Username:glazzaro glazzaro
Uploaded:7 Aug 2007 - 4:50 PM
Tags:Birds, Blue jay, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Jay, Wildlife / nature
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Aug 2007 - 4:57 PM

Absolutely superb Greg, best I've seen today,
Fred.

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
7 Aug 2007 - 5:04 PM

This is a wonderful bird shot. Very colourful.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 5:12 PM

A fantastic shot of this lovely bird Greg, very fine detail in the plumage and such beautiful colours

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User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
7 Aug 2007 - 5:13 PM

Hi Greg, this is a stunning shot of great quality and what a beautiful bird.

Cheers,
Derek

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 5:14 PM

We also have the heat warning- plus a photographable haze-- makes images look like your camera has a foggy lens-- supposed to rain here tonight---

An excellent image from your archive!

Jennnnn

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bigheart.
bigheart.  10 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 5:14 PM

Fantastic Work

Steve

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stevebidmead
7 Aug 2007 - 5:22 PM

Love this it's a real quality shot, beautiful detail and colour, great work.
Steve

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VintageRed
7 Aug 2007 - 5:22 PM

Well - it's a reasonable fall-back I suppose.
Only kidding of course - a fine capture.
Nick

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 5:38 PM

The colours and markings on the plumage are very pretty. Excellent detail-top class shot.
Paul

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franken
franken e2 Member 123132 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 5:43 PM

Wonderful colour and excellent detail here.

Ken

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caotiquemind
7 Aug 2007 - 5:50 PM

What a wonderful blue colours, fantastic!

Noe

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Rachy1821
Rachy1821  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 5:59 PM

Hi Greg

Beautiful image, love the colour and detail as always to your high standard!!

Rachel

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:00 PM

Gorgeous bird, well done Greg.

Lisa

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stevebutler
7 Aug 2007 - 6:03 PM

Cracking detail and colour. A lovely shot.

Steve!

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:09 PM

Stunning work Greg. Sometimes your work inspires me, sometimes it just makes me think that I shouldn't bother trying to get wildlife shots as they won't even come close. Smile

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:16 PM

This bird looks drop dead gorgeous!
fabulous image.

Luis

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Davestem
Davestem  7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 6:18 PM

awesome shot.well taken
Dave

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:20 PM

Beautiful birds, remember trying to take these one February in Central Park NYC. Nice one Greg. Ron.

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:35 PM

Brilliant shot - JudeC

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jaspernina
7 Aug 2007 - 6:37 PM

Stunning colour & detail, well done.

Stephen

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:47 PM

Fantastic looking bird, and SO well taken here. Love it.

John Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Aug 2007 - 6:58 PM

Lovely birds the blue jays, very well captured

Peter

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 7:58 PM

Beautiful bird Smile

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mickf1
mickf1  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 8:30 PM

Stunning!! Colours and detail spot on as usual Greg.
Mick

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
7 Aug 2007 - 8:33 PM

Very nice Greg - I had a feeling this was yours when I spotted it on the Reader's Gallery

Mike

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 8:39 PM

first class Greg

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 8:54 PM

That's what I call a spectacular looking bird! Beautiful image! Keep cool!!

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:03 PM

stunning shot Greg
keith

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:06 PM

What a beautiful subject.Excellent image and presentation.
Tom.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:48 PM

An absolute corker.Wonderful colour and detail Greg.
100% Quality shot.
Brian.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:30 PM

What an awesome image. Simply sizzles with fine detail.
Ron

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:34 PM

Superb image, great detail and pose.

Phil-j

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
7 Aug 2007 - 11:04 PM

Wow - amazing shot
mandy

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Hop-A-Long
7 Aug 2007 - 11:06 PM

Agree with Mandy. WOW.
Andy

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 11:46 PM

Wow awesome image spot on sharpness and great color too

Bernie

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stevophoto
8 Aug 2007 - 2:30 AM

Stunning shot Greg, the detail is absolutely perfect.
Click!!!

Steve

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 - 5:34 AM

excellent bird shot Greg - lovely details and very crisp shot

vinny

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Blenkinsopp
8 Aug 2007 - 8:03 AM

cracking image of a little beauty

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ChristineL
8 Aug 2007 - 8:14 AM

a beautiful shot with great detail and colour,
Chris.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 8:33 AM

Nothings changed much while I've been away then? Still taking top quality shots and this is no exception.
Paul

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 8:46 AM

Oh Jaysus he is bluetiful!
Superb shot as always, lovely colour and detail.
Large is awesome.
Johanna

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 9:11 AM

Stunning detail Greg.

Chris

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scott_jessuk
8 Aug 2007 - 9:56 AM

Cracking shot Greg, beautiful looking bird.

Scott

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GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 10:14 AM

Gorgeous colour and detail Greg!

gill Smile

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 11:08 AM

Hi Greg. A question.. You always seem to get such incredible sharpness and detail, would you put it down to your choice of lens, camera or something else? Paul

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peter_oak  9 England
8 Aug 2007 - 2:56 PM

Another great shot Greg,well caught.

Peter..

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Cabit  7104 forum posts England
8 Aug 2007 - 5:04 PM

Another belting shot, your to good.
Dave

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wyatturp  8 England
8 Aug 2007 - 5:25 PM

Nice and sharp Greg and great eye to

DougSmile

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TerryBaxter
8 Aug 2007 - 9:58 PM

Colour 'blue'; doesn't do this remarkable image justice. What a magnificent creature.

Terry.

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
8 Aug 2007 - 10:33 PM

love the vibrant colours, beautiful capture

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csr  7 England
8 Aug 2007 - 11:14 PM

Lovely colours cracking shot
chris

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simon butterworth

Stunning!

Simon

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fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Aug 2007 - 5:49 PM

Beautiful.

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9 Aug 2007 - 10:21 PM

Thats a cracking good shot Greg. This is bird that we do not see in the UK. Such striking colours.

Stuart

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panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2007 - 3:09 PM

Phenominal detail and colours. great image.

Regards Phil

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exposure e2 Member 101374 forum postsexposure vcard England
10 Aug 2007 - 3:48 PM

Just so beautiful lovely colours d.o.f eye and feather detail and a brilliant ciomposition.
Pauline.

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2007 - 5:44 PM

First class capture Greg, beautiful detail.

Trish x

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daffydill56
11 Aug 2007 - 2:28 PM

Ooh I love the colour in this Greg!! Detail is perfect and dof superb.

Your photographic skills are to be envied!!

See you soon.

Fran

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Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2007 - 10:39 PM

Week in - week out - always top quality photography.

Dave.

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glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
12 Aug 2007 - 1:24 PM

This shows up the markings beautifully and the colours are stunning......superb work as always.

Al

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BEVZED
BEVZED e2 Member 71140 forum postsBEVZED vcard United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 - 9:21 PM

Another perfect capture
Beverley

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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93501 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 - 8:30 PM

Beautiful

....Mike

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mandarinkay
24 Aug 2007 - 11:38 PM

Stunning shot of shuch a lovely looking bird! it is so 3d! excellent capture Greg! Click*
Karen

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evelen  9 England
30 Aug 2007 - 4:06 PM

stunning shot.
eve.

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StevenPrice
18 Sep 2007 - 10:23 PM

stunning shot Greg

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