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I have a Jay today, thank you for all your clicks and comments on my previous shots. Its really hot here again, but weather forecast said tomorrow has to be the hottest day of the year so far, i dont mind the sunshine but i hate sleeping when its this hot. I think i will sleep in car tonight then i can turn on the air conditioning and be nice and cold hahaha.

Although they are the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets you know a jay is about and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2013 - 3:00 PM
Title:Jay
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:16 Jul 2013 - 4:52 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Crows, Garrulus glandarius, General, Jay, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 4:56 PM

A lovely sharp image of this beauty Mike !!

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senn
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16 Jul 2013 - 4:58 PM

brilliant capture Mike .. very nice pose

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2234 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:02 PM

Beautifully captured Mike, a real beauty....I am also finding it too hot to sleep...your idea of sleeping in the car with the aircon on is a good oneGrinGrinGrin...

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NDODS Plus Member 43835 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:22 PM

A cracking captured of this rather stunning Jay. A bird which I have yet to capture...

Regards Nathan

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:23 PM

Great shot of a Jay well captured

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

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danbrann
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16 Jul 2013 - 5:45 PM

A superb study of this not often photographed bird.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jul 2013 - 5:47 PM

Excellent Mike, great pose and detail,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
16 Jul 2013 - 5:58 PM

Top notch image Mike - pin sharp as ever. Smile

Carol

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richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:44 PM

Stunning capture Mike!! Nice colour and detail in this fine image!! I fear jealousy creeping in!! Its always in the background when I am there!! One day!! Great work!!

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pluckyfilly
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16 Jul 2013 - 6:46 PM

Fine Jay image

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morpheus1955
16 Jul 2013 - 7:11 PM

First class shot, fantastic colours and detail

Hugh

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johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:36 PM

Great capture it looks like he has spotted something.Smile
Regards John.

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
16 Jul 2013 - 7:39 PM


Quote: Stunning capture Mike!! Nice colour and detail in this fine image!! I fear jealousy creeping in!! Its always in the background when I am there!! One day!! Great work!!

Bill's said it all Mike Excellent capture

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:06 PM

Its always been in the background for me in the past too, but the last time i was there it showed a face, so i put camera in machine gun mode lol

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tomcat Plus Member 96226 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:31 PM

Far better than any Jay I have managedSad

Top shot MikeWink

Adrian

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16 Jul 2013 - 8:47 PM

Great capture Mike and wonderful detail, i have two Jays in the garden and because there was no acorns last year it has cost me a small fortune in peanuts to keep them fed. Grin
Gary

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16 Jul 2013 - 9:14 PM

Lovely shot Mike. Cathy

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ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PM

Excellent Jay image,

Ali Grin

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:04 PM

Superb shot Mike. Beautiful bird.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Lillian
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16 Jul 2013 - 10:12 PM

Well captured Mike, and as you know
been trying for one of these for ages..and still am!!
Lillian

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ugly
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17 Jul 2013 - 6:42 AM

A great looking bird.
Very nice comp..
Very sharp full of detail.
Well done..

Dave

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17 Jul 2013 - 6:54 AM

Great capture Mike.
Nigel

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leontari
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17 Jul 2013 - 1:07 PM

Lovely pose, great feather detail and nice use of dof.
Effrossini

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18 Jul 2013 - 6:08 PM

lovely capture like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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21 Jul 2013 - 10:50 PM

This is a beauty!WinkGrin
Ryan

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