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Jay II

Firstly a big thank you for all your votes, comments and clicks on the previous image....As always welcomed & appreciated.

Spent another full day trying to capture the very shy and elusive Jay, constantly impeded once again by that B****Y Tree Rat ( See V2 ) Tongue
Anyway this was the best of the bunch, he only landed thrice and for a split second.

All the Best

Dean

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Jay II
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:9 Dec 2012 - 5:06 PM
Tags:Bird, Dean Mason, Grey, Jay, Squirrel, Wildlife / nature, WindowonWildlife.
Votes:87
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mjparmy
mjparmy Plus Member 6mjparmy vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 5:18 PM

Beautiful detail , composition and colours, ticks all the boxes!

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 5:19 PM

A pair of cracking good shots Dean
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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 5:29 PM

Just perfect Dean, you deserve it mate after sitting for 2 days.SmileSmileSmile
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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 5:34 PM

These do it for me!!
Steve

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 5:47 PM

Can't fault the Jay, perch or backdrop DeanSmile

Adrian

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 5:47 PM

Stunning Dean, superb detail, nice perch and great BG

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:10 PM

Two great shots
mike

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:11 PM

One of the best Jay pics I have seen on here. Stunning work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:18 PM

Two wonderful natural history images, Dean, the colour and detail in the jay is top class. Carol

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Norfolkboy
9 Dec 2012 - 6:33 PM

Well done Dean, your persistance payed off. Another superb image.
I too am plagued by Sciurus carolinensis, I have armour plated my feeders.
Colin

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 7:06 PM

Well taken indeed, Dean.
Not an easy bird to photograph by any means, as you know. Frequently heard, an occasional glimpse of tail feathers, but rarely captured out in the open as in this quality shot.
Terry

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 7:15 PM

A belting good image Dean.... well done.

Trev

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 8:28 PM

Superb Dean, you have certainly have made the most of the brief visits. This is a stunner
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 8:51 PM

Stunning Jay- what a pose - I like the 'rat' too. You have them well trained Dean.Smile
Brian.

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fatfranksfolley

Having spent a day in in the heat of Africa trying to capture that ultimate avian shot I can appreciate the time and effort put into this image.
Clear sharp and super composition.Not easy when the model takes no direction what so ever,not to mention the fact that one has no control what so ever as far as the lighting goes and nothing sits still long enough for one to even think about all the above.Super shot

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 9:41 PM

Stunning shot of the Jay Dean. A real cracker.
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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 9:42 PM

V2. Needs what I have for them...very large powerful water gun
V1 is outstanding Dean, also hate to say this
As I really dislike the little sh*** more than most
But it has posed well and you got a superb image of him!
Lillian

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Hazelmouse
Hazelmouse Plus Member 8336 forum postsHazelmouse vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 11:10 PM

I like the angle that he is at, toning BG - and everything else. Just recorded the first of these in our garden, only see them usually in local woods.

Helen.

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michaelo
michaelo Plus Member 8michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 11:25 PM

Can't fault the Jay, perch or backdrop,stunning detail!!

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FeatherFriend
10 Dec 2012 - 10:49 AM

Outstanding work on both Dean, fab detail as always,
Geoff.

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ChristineD
10 Dec 2012 - 4:58 PM

Two great shots

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10 Dec 2012 - 8:34 PM

Two outstanding wildlife images Dean, you've really nailed the shy and elusive jay

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tonyng
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10 Dec 2012 - 8:46 PM

Stunning images.

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sparrowhawk
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10 Dec 2012 - 10:25 PM

love it

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 11:51 PM

they are both fantastic!! the squirrel shot is one of the best I have seen.. and since I have never seen one but during visits to Britain I don't mind admiring them.
But the Jay is the very best,, perch, detail and pose Smile

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10 Dec 2012 - 11:59 PM

Two excellnt shots with lovely details..............Grin

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

Well captured Dean, they are deceptivley quick for their size WinkWink excellent feather detail and colour and your usual superb BG.

Glyn

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13 Dec 2012 - 7:23 PM

Cracking images both i love the Jay

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Karen_Summers
14 Dec 2012 - 11:12 AM

lovely sharp image

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