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Hi happy new year to you all
This Blue jay was taken in portugal there is quite alot of thrm but proved to be quite hardt to photograph even with a 400mm lense as they don't stay still and you can't get close enongh .Hope you like effort.
Tex stuff canon 400D with 100-400L @F9 @1/125S @ISO 400.
As always thanks for all the previous comments and votes.I look forward to all future comments good or ban

Camera:Canon400D
Lens:Canon 100-400L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:BLUE JAY
Username:csr csr
Uploaded:6 Jan 2008 - 8:17 PM
Tags:Bird, Blue jay, Jay, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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scouseterrier

happy new year to you also.
Beautiful bird. Great photo

Dee Smile

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Portknockie
6 Jan 2008 - 8:45 PM

Beautiful detail and colours...And happy New Year to you and yours...


Don

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
6 Jan 2008 - 8:48 PM

Wonderful shot, Love the gentle colours of the bird, the pose and detail.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Annette

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 8:50 PM

Superb capture, very fine detail and colours, i've never seen one of these before

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 8:54 PM

Good comp' here with the diagonal branch.Nice colour and detail too.
Mick.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123172 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 9:23 PM

Excellent detail and colour in this.

Ken

ps, A happy new year to you!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Jan 2008 - 9:37 PM

Lovely image, nice detail,
Fred.

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GaryR
GaryR  71348 forum posts England
6 Jan 2008 - 10:06 PM

Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

Gary.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 10:22 PM

Great capture of a lovely bird,
Johanna

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 10:23 PM

Happy New Year Chris!
What a beautiful bird.
What a gentle blue!
Lovely pose and super colours
Helen

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
6 Jan 2008 - 10:25 PM

Great capture Chris.Super detail.
Paul

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 11:17 PM

Lovely presentation.
Gerry

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Tina_Michelle
6 Jan 2008 - 11:40 PM

what a lovely colored bird. lovely!

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2008 - 11:50 PM

Excellent capture..

Bernie

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9188 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 12:24 AM

Beautiful capture.
Ty

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 5:01 AM

Lovely sleek looking Jay Chris . You've captured him well . Composition and colour are great . Happy New Year xx

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ChristineL
7 Jan 2008 - 8:06 AM

a beautiful image Chris.
Happy New Year,
Chris.

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AlanC1
AlanC1  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 10:13 AM

Happy new year to you. This is a great capture with fine detail
Alan

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 3:26 PM

Gorgeous subtle tones. Plus I like the way he creates an X with the branch.
Moira

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 3:27 PM

Well done Chris great capture

Brian..................................................

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BonaFideNut
7 Jan 2008 - 5:10 PM

What a classic and beautiful shot of this blue jay.
Happy New Year!

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Davestem
Davestem  7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 6:34 PM

lovely shot chris
Dave

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 7:24 PM

Like the pose and soft lighting. Its a fine shot. Happy New Year Chris.
Paul

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
7 Jan 2008 - 7:55 PM

beautiful shot

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Hop-A-Long
7 Jan 2008 - 8:56 PM

Great shot. Well captured. Nice to see you back. Happy New Year.
Andy

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theeyesoftheblind

Nicely composed shot Chris. You're not wrong mate, they dont stay still for long and not so pushy as the Magpie. Well caught.
Clive

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dathersmith
7 Jan 2008 - 10:50 PM

Great shot Chris, well captured and Happy New Year to you. Not seen much from you of late so welcome back.

Darren.

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 1:10 AM

Lovely picture, stands out well from the bg.
Brian

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 - 5:59 AM

thats excellent Smile
chris

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Skye24Blue
8 Jan 2008 - 6:47 AM

Great shot. Love it.
Mac

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Andys0707
Andys0707  6
8 Jan 2008 - 1:05 PM

great detailed shot, nice work love the peraguin aswell, nice one, andys0707

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 7:24 PM

Not an easy bird to capture, well done.
All The Best for 2008.
Pete.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
8 Jan 2008 - 9:22 PM

super shot.
Freda

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andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
8 Jan 2008 - 11:22 PM

Super image, lovely colour and detail
Andy

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 11:33 PM

Gorgeous bird, nice shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 - 7:16 AM

what a nice colour
well detailed shot
so different to english jays

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robway
robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
9 Jan 2008 - 1:55 PM

Fantastic capture with lovele detail.
John

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 - 2:04 PM

Beautiful detail and colour, a lovely capture.

Trish x

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 11:32 PM

Very elegant capture; lovely.
Rende

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2008 - 1:07 AM

Welcome back, and a Happy New Year to you too Chris. Good shot, your persistence paid off. BTW if that's a European blue jay, they're quite different over here! (And I don't mean the Toronto baseball team....LOL)
Rgds., Jim

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2008 - 10:51 AM

With such an unco-operative subject you have done well. Happy New Year to you too.
Roger

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digiray63
digiray63  7 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 - 10:19 PM

Nice capture and composition.
Ray

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
10 Jan 2008 - 11:59 PM

Superb shot, have been trying to catch a shot of a jay in our local park for ages
Mandy

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
11 Jan 2008 - 8:25 PM

Great shot, lovely composition.

Bill.

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2008 - 10:32 PM

Fantastic capture,beautiful bird.

Mo

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2008 - 11:40 AM

naturally so beautiful that it does not need any extra touches!
astyag

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2008 - 5:08 PM

Superb capture with wonderful subtle tones..I really like this.
Di

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2008 - 1:31 PM

very good if they are as dashing about as ours it must have taken lots of shot to get 1 right
Tony

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
14 Jan 2008 - 1:17 PM

Great capture
Marc

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JYBluesman
14 Jan 2008 - 8:10 PM

Beautiful capture Chris, lovely presentation. Jeff

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 7:06 PM

This is a fantastic capture Chris with excellent lighting and detail. a real beauty.
Pete.

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SRSmith
SRSmith  7 United States
15 Jan 2008 - 7:55 PM

Stunning work! Love the light, the image almost sparkles.

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Andree_Borrel
16 Jan 2008 - 11:40 PM

Oh yes the touch of the old magic, well done

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exposure e2 Member 101537 forum postsexposure vcard England
19 Jan 2008 - 9:59 PM

Beautiful detail and catchlight d.o.f. and composition.
Pauline.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 1:37 AM

Love it,good colours,dof,and detail,like the framing too,,Just right,,,,

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Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 666 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
23 Jan 2008 - 9:02 PM

Beautifully taken and nicely framed.
Valerie

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 11:37 PM

Lovely composition and presentation Chris,good job
Gerry

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
25 Jan 2008 - 8:14 AM

The Jays in England are beautiful, but this one is even better.
Marian

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Dotrob  8 Wales
29 Jan 2008 - 9:49 AM

Great shot, super detail and colours.
Dot

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
30 Jan 2008 - 7:34 PM

Lovely, nice one Chris.

Bill.

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iskier
iskier  6 Poland
31 Jan 2008 - 8:58 PM

Pretty exotic for me - not to be found where I live.

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2008 - 11:30 PM

This is an excellent shot of a great bird that we don't see enough of.
Fran

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 12:28 AM

Beautifully delicate composition, stunning.
Geoff.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2008 - 7:01 PM

Great capture
Steve

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ZInaNMooner
6 Mar 2008 - 6:44 PM

Another great shot.

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Adrian_Reynolds

That's a fine capture of this stunning bird, not seen one in 30 years, Adrian

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