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Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata 12 inches
aka the FOREST ALARM--this raucous bird will scream at any intruder in his territory.


SNOW BIRDS: an explanation for my previous image---quoting some web sources (advertisements)
SNOW GUARD--designed to prevent dangerous movement of snow on metal roofs
ICE BREAKS--used to prevent dangerous and destructive snow and ice avalanches from metal roofs
Sorry for the confusion---

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Nov 2013 - 9:54 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue Jay
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:30 Dec 2013 - 12:16 AM
Tags:Bird, Close-up / macro, General, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62
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Views:150
Unique Views:77

Comments

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:21 AM

Beautifully coloured capture, well isolated from the background! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Dec 2013 - 12:23 AM

Beautiful bird Jenn, great pose captured,
Fred.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:56 AM

Stunning colour in that lovely Jay.
Gorgeous bokeh.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 4:14 AM

A fantastic catch.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Dec 2013 - 4:38 AM

Lovely photo Jenn Smile I like the neat hairdo GrinGrin Thanx for explaining the mysterious snow bird to us guys who never see snow on our roof Smile

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 5:03 AM

Quite a unique looking bird. Love the blue patterns on his wings.
He also display a very 1950's hair cut! GrinGrinGrin
IB

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 8:06 AM

Beautiful bird beautifully captured.

Albert

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 Dec 2013 - 8:37 AM

A lovely bird, thank you so very much for the award

Peter

janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 8:46 AM

Wonderful shot Jenn, lovely colours and fantastic detail Smile
Jan

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 8:50 AM

A lovely bird capture set off a treat by the b/g.

P.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 8:53 AM

A beautiful, well detailed image with excellent depth of field, Jenn.

Richard

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2273 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:17 AM

What a beautiful bird...great capture and bokeh

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 9:31 AM

Lovely portrait with some good plumage detail.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:06 PM

Excellent capture Julia ! Great details, colours and beautiful dof!
Regards,
George

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:48 PM

That is a fantastic lens! These raucous birds always delight me at the feeder. We have some that are so fat they look like they have been on steroids!

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 1:51 PM

what a beauty ...
kinda guessed about the snow birds

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 2:51 PM

A splendid close up Jenn.
Good one.
Mick.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 3:18 PM

This one is certainly not shy - lovely plumage detail.
Joan.

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 3:32 PM

Top class shot of the Blue Jay Jennnn. Thanks for the narrative info re. the Snowbirds !!!GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54745 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 3:36 PM

Gorgeous blues, Jennn...we need rain and wind guards more than snow ones at present...where's the snow?

Malc

ChristineD
30 Dec 2013 - 5:10 PM

beautifully captured

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 5:55 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44035 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 6:15 PM

A most beautifully observed, composed, exposed and captured image of this beautiful Blue Jay. Both colour and detail are stunning Jenn.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 6:52 PM

Thanks for the explanation Jennn
and what a beautiful bird you have captured
Lillian

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 7:14 PM

Love his colourings and 'hair'.
Great capture Jenn.

B. Smile

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 7:21 PM

I love his cap, looks like an ancient helmet!
the background bokeh is to die for!

jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5602 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 8:36 PM

Knew this was going to be you Jenn. These are such beautiful birds. A very fine capture.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Jason

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 - 10:49 PM

What a beautiful bird Jenn. Lovely shot. Cathy

jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 12:34 AM

A beautiful image of the blue jay. Pin sharp, wonderful colours and a great expression. Lovely bokeh background, too. Very well captured. Smile

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