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The Jay (garrulus glandarius)
Delighted to get this shot of the Jay as I have not been able to get near enough to one for quite a long time. I was even more pleased to get this particular pose as I do think it shows the birds plumage to very much the best advantage; and I also like the over the shoulder turn of the head.
Hope you like it.
As always I do appreciate all the c/c's given to the Great Tit

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f4 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 2:43 PM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Jay
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:16 Nov 2012 - 3:28 PM
Tags:Birds, Jay, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife.
Votes:69

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 3:33 PM

First class, Ron, and as you so rightly say, the perfect pose to show off his glorious plumage. Carol

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 3:38 PM

A superb capture Ron.
Colin

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 3:46 PM

Terrific capture of this so-hard-to-capture shy bird, Ron. Wonderful pose showing off the beautiful plumage patterning and colours to full advantage, plus fine eye and facial detail. Posing perfectly for you in those lovely natural surroundings.
Sylvia

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 3:52 PM

Beautifully lit and composed. Yes. I like the pose.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM

Agree with you Ron, that is a most impressive pose captured
a lovely shot to be proud of
Lillian

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franken
franken e2 Member 123144 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:29 PM

I do like it Ron, its superb!

Ken

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

another of my faves Ron ! beautiful colour and i agree about the over the shoulder glance

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:50 PM

The pose shows the plumage well, but also gives a good shape to the bird for a lovely balanced composition.

Dave

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:56 PM

Thank you everyone.
Ron

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 5:15 PM

A fine shot of the bird in a very natural setting which I always like.
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

A beautiful capture of this shy bird Ron - as you say the pose shows the jay at its best.
Brian.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 5:25 PM

Yep have to agree Ron not an easy one to get close to and like you my favourite pose down the back and turn of head.
Off to hit the vote button now, its the one below Wink
Private joke folks
See you soon, dam new job is ruining my social
Richard

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 5:38 PM

As you and others have said Ron, these are a tricky species too and the over the shoulder pose makes it all the better, good work matey....

Ade

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:05 PM

outstanding capture

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 6:06 PM

Beautifully captured and presented.

P.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

Top marks for this one Ron, great photo and tricky light, love it
David

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

Very pretty! Good image. IB

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:22 PM

Great clarity in this excellent capture, Ron.

Ray

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:24 PM

A great pose - with so many of those wonderful blue feathers captured Smile
Helen

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 10:10 PM

well you got every reason to be chuffed with this one! Excellent detail and colours.. well done on the awards!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Nov 2012 - 9:23 AM

Nice pose good colours in the shade, nice detail, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
17 Nov 2012 - 11:43 AM

Excellent shot brill detail and colour.
jj

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 12:38 PM

Well good Ron a beautiful capture and pose, i'm so lucky i have two Jays at a time in the garden and so close just 18 feet away i sit and watch them for hours.

Gary

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:27 PM

How gorgeous! Is this the type of Jay you have there? We only have the blue jay and occasionally a Canadian Jay.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:17 PM

A classic over the shoulder shot Ron

Trust all is well mate


Adrian

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7126 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 11:26 PM

I agree i like the pose, its a bird i have seen a few times but not been able to get a decent shot off. But ill keep trying nice image though

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Alan_Coles
18 Nov 2012 - 9:03 AM

thats a cracker Ron...pose perfect too !

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for all the kind words.
Ron

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Hop-A-Long
18 Nov 2012 - 11:42 AM

Superb shot.

Andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 12:24 PM

A real belter Ron, you've really excelled yourself here. The detail and colours in the plumage are first class and your avian model is striking quite a pose for the camera

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9139 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 - 8:15 PM

stunning capture of this beauty

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
18 Nov 2012 - 8:33 PM

Great capture first class work------Milky

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:17 PM

Cracking shot Ron

Glyn

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:13 AM

A superb capture Ron. This is one of the british species I have had no luck at all in capturing. This is a clear and crisp image with good color and a great Jizz. Love the way it shows the colors in the wing too. A

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 7:52 PM

wow, awesome capture
bunSmile

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:48 PM

Great pose and a fine capture of this very wary bird.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42390 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
21 Nov 2012 - 2:43 PM

Super shot Ron - a Jay is one I would like to get - got a couple of half hearted attempts but nothing anywhere near this!! Hope you are doing OK? Lou

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A Booth
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22 Nov 2012 - 11:04 AM

lovely pose well recorded. plumage detail and eye contact excellent. superb work.

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FeatherFriend
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28 Nov 2012 - 12:27 PM


Quote: A beautiful capture of this shy bird Ron - as you say the pose shows the jay at its best.
Brian.

My thoughts too Ron, haven't seen one in ages,
Geoff,

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 10:24 PM

I have a pair in the garden, they are quite tame - or cheeky - can feed them from the hand. Beautiful birds.
Johanna

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pluckyfilly
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11 Dec 2012 - 9:16 PM

Sorry nearly missed itWink

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

'Superlative & beautiful Shot!' ~ LEx Wink

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