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Thankyou to Anglingandy's UA, on my last upload always very welcome.
Today i have another Jay hope you like him, beautiful birds these considering they are from the crow family

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.

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Jay
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:19 Jul 2013 - 5:12 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Crows, Garrulus glandarius, General, Jay, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jul 2013 - 5:18 PM

Beautiful photo of this lovely bird Mike !!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 5:25 PM

What a pretty bird and great information as well...well captured

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 5:30 PM

Good sharp capture. And a good point of view.
Regards John.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Jul 2013 - 5:59 PM

Lovely capture. I like the diagonal shot.
Effrossini

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
19 Jul 2013 - 6:07 PM

beautiful shot like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 6:17 PM

A fine shot of this handsome Jay,

Ali

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Jul 2013 - 7:02 PM

Super image Mike,
Fred.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
19 Jul 2013 - 7:06 PM

A really good image Mike, a lovely bird and he posed so nicely.

Harriet

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 7:51 PM

Lovely bird Mike. Great capture.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

An interesting and informative pre-narrative supported by a wonderful capture of this rather handsome Jay. Both colour and detail are wonderfully crisp and fresh, whilst the space too the right of the bird allows one to naturally follow the birds line of vision. Good use of depth of field allowing the background to softly blur which in turn provides a sharper edge to the subject.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 8:31 PM

Another great capture

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2013 - 9:19 PM

He is such a beauty! Very well taken image,
Johanna

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 - 11:25 PM

Well captured.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 - 11:49 PM

Great shot Mike. Cathy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:18 PM

lovely capture Mike
and love the eye
Lillian

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