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Hope you like this shot.. cause I had an exciting day just to get it.. I was sitting out on the ledge of the gold fish pond again waiting on the birds to visit.. and lo and behold if the visitor I got was a 3' snake which Daisy (lab) scared to death as she came bouncing like a bunny down the yard.. lol Anyway the snake is coming at me like lighting and I didn't have time to get out of its way so we got tangled up together so then I am the one bounceing around like a fool bunny lol.. we managed to get apart and off he went.. Thank goodness I am not afraid of snakes or I would have went backwards into th pond camera and all...
But after I made sure the snake was long gone I sat back down and took more pics..
So for this shot I had to work hard for lol Wink

Hope you have a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend..

Please remember Rosalie and each other

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:75-300mm
Title:Blue Jay
Username:dawnmichelle dawnmichelle
Uploaded:3 Oct 2008 - 2:44 PM
Tags:Blue jay, Close up, Close-up / macro, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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janty66
janty66  7 England
3 Oct 2008 - 2:54 PM

great shot. Super write up, really made me smile.. Smile

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 2:56 PM

Lovely composition Dawn..... so tomorrow's photo will be the snake then? Wink

Jon

TITANIC
TITANIC  6 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 - 3:16 PM

great shot what bird was it ?

gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 3:37 PM

Hair raising story dawn and a nice picture to go with it. - gary

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 4:11 PM

What a fantastic close-up Dawn, so well done, what a great story.
Bob

RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 - 4:17 PM

Great close up shot.
Robert

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 4:17 PM

A fabulous capture, Dawn, if I'd seen that snake coming you wouldn't have seen my back for dust! Carol

sillygirl
sillygirl  6 Sweden
3 Oct 2008 - 4:21 PM

lol seems like you hade a great adventure today. If it had been me i had been in the pond thats for sure lol. But you even managed to get a great shot, im impressed.
Marie

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 - 4:31 PM

Lovely light, comp and detail. Great shot.
Cheesey.

Silverzone
3 Oct 2008 - 4:46 PM

Nice one. Sylvia

challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 4:58 PM

This is beautiful.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 5:22 PM

That really is a beauty Dawn. Lovely composition and much clearer than some of your other bird shots.
Enjoy your weekend too. Lets hope you don't need to work quite so hard for your next shot
Helen

Last Modified By helenlinda at 3 Oct 2008 - 5:23 PM
BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 5:24 PM

Great story, there must be an easier way to take bird pics whilst sitting by the pond. LOL Great shot. Burnsie

Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 5:31 PM

Super capture, great wing colour and detail

Stace

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 6:00 PM

Oh my, what a day you've gone through...
This picture is well worth it though - another superb catch!

Ayelet

SoulOfNature
3 Oct 2008 - 6:03 PM

Superb capture, stunning detail.

Hope you have a great week-end too.

Jean x

whiteswan01
3 Oct 2008 - 6:19 PM

wow excellent never seen one
Dawn

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 6:32 PM

Another geat capture

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 6:50 PM

A real cracker of a shot Dawn. Good exposure and plumage detail and wonderful colouring.
Ron

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
3 Oct 2008 - 6:59 PM

Thank you all so much

steve_r
steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
3 Oct 2008 - 7:32 PM

GREAT SHOT. Great Image Dawn, love it.
Regards Steve.
PS. Enjoy your weekend too.

markymook
markymook  6 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 - 8:08 PM

Well worth waiting for...excellent.

churchill123
3 Oct 2008 - 8:20 PM

What a pretty bird Dawn, well captured

Have a fantastic weekend, forecast here is rain, rain, rainSad
Linda

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 8:36 PM

Lovely capture.
John

GalleryGirl
3 Oct 2008 - 9:01 PM

Super shot Dawn. Haven't I seen this one somewhere before Wink
Marilyn x

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 9:07 PM

Your nature work is top-class and this shot is a prime example.

Rock

photophantom
3 Oct 2008 - 10:58 PM

Great POV Dawn. What a shot!

Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 11:12 PM

super shot Dawn, worth the wait Smile

Dianna

mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 7:40 AM

Super image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Vee.

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 8:02 AM

Super shot Dawn,

Bernie

sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 - 8:21 AM

What a fantastic close-up Dawn,
so well done,
what a great story.


marc

Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 2:46 PM

A superb shot of a lovely bird Dawn. If that snake had have been coming at me, I'd have run a mile Smile.
Pete.

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 6:57 PM

Think I'd have jumped into the pond in fright . A snake ! Ugh !

Lovely write -up xx
This shot was worth the wait . Such a pretty bird . Nicely composed xx

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
4 Oct 2008 - 7:16 PM

Thank you so much everyone Smile

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 8:15 PM

and you didnt get a pic of the snake??? think i would have died of fright. lesley

Paree
Paree e2 Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 8:41 PM

delightful
a sweet capture
pareen

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
4 Oct 2008 - 10:46 PM

thank you both so much Smile

JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 2:08 AM

Brilliant Dawn, both shot and story, glad you survived the encounter well enough to get this hard earned super shot!
Rgds., Jim

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 4:27 PM

Absolutely stunning shot...love the colours!
Gill

blumonkey
blumonkey  6 United States
7 Oct 2008 - 4:07 AM

Nice capture, great colors.

gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2008 - 1:20 PM

Excellent shot Dawn,lovely pose and detail,liked your story,I love snakes,dont get them around here tho'
Gerry

tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2008 - 7:43 PM

Great detail and colours Dawn and I love the patterns. That's quite some story and not an issue we're ever likely to have to deal with in this country; you make it sound almost amusing Smile
Tim

videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 - 9:17 PM

Fantastic Shot Dawn--Brilliant colours these Birds

Pete

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