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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  1 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 4:56 PM

A lovely sharp image of this beauty Mike !!

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senn
senn e2 Member 2senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 4:58 PM

brilliant capture Mike .. very nice pose

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 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
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 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 e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard 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 e2 Member 6Badgerfred 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
richmowil e2 Member 5240 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
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:46 PM

Fine Jay image

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:11 PM

First class shot, fantastic colours and detail

Hugh

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw 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
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq 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
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 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
tomcat e2 Member 85744 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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Growmore
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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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Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 9:14 PM

Lovely shot Mike. Cathy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PM

Excellent Jay image,

Ali Grin

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Maiwand
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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
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
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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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1435 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 6:54 AM

Great capture Mike.
Nigel

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
17 Jul 2013 - 1:07 PM

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

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christinecilia
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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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