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Thank you too Badgerfred for his User Award on my last picture, and for the interest shown by everyone, thank you as always. Today i have a Jay, i took a little while ago, thank you for looking.

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 - 3:03 PM
Title:Jay
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:31 Aug 2013 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Garrulus glandarius, General, Jay, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PM

A great capture MikeGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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31 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PM

Nice colour and detail in this little beauty Mike,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Aug 2013 - 4:55 PM

Such a lovely bird this Mike !! Excellent capture !!

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43975 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom109 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 4:58 PM

A beautiful ground capture of this delightful looking Jay. The colours and details of which are quite superb Mike.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Digby
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31 Aug 2013 - 5:19 PM

Good capture

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Caziwinkles
31 Aug 2013 - 5:44 PM

A real stunner here Mike - great capture. Smile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 6:22 PM

An excellent image of this wonderful Jay Smile

Ali

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Jeddahknight111 Plus Member 3Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 6:33 PM

Great shot and very informative thank you!Smile

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danbrann
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:34 PM

I wonder when the get older can they remember where they buried their food.

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 7:39 PM

These are wonderful birds and this one has been captured magnificentlyGrin
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Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

Terrific capture Mike,
Alan

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 10:02 PM

What a brilliant shot Mike
the eyes say it all
Lillian

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fificat100
31 Aug 2013 - 11:04 PM

A lovely shot of this beautiful bird, Mike.

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31 Aug 2013 - 11:14 PM

A really handsome bird, well caught.Smile

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Jenny-D
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1 Sep 2013 - 7:57 AM

Fabulous Jay image.

Jenny Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Cracking good shot of the Jay Mike. These are super birds.
Ron

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christinecilia
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1 Sep 2013 - 11:20 AM

cracking shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChristineD
1 Sep 2013 - 3:26 PM

Nice colour and detail, a little beauty

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
1 Sep 2013 - 4:00 PM

Stunning capture Mike, superb detail.

John

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AlexAppleby
1 Sep 2013 - 5:49 PM

Nice shot - great detail.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
1 Sep 2013 - 10:02 PM

An amazing capture, MikeSmile That's just wonderful Jay!
Regards Valery

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