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Blue Jay

By glazzaro  
Good Afternoon

Well I am sad to report I do not have another shot with my Canon 5D. We have had a severe heat warning here for the last 2 days and I have not been outside. So here is a shot of a Blue Jay taken from my archives.


Camera Setup:

Location: Smyrna, Delaware (Nature Refuge)
Weather: Late afternoon, harshlight
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8
Focal Len: 185mm
Flash: None
Exposure Mode: Manual Mode
Metering Mode: Multi Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/80
F Stop: F 4.8
ISO: 200

Tags: Birds Jay Close-up and macro Blue jay Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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7 Aug 2007 4:57PM
Absolutely superb Greg, best I've seen today,

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Barbaraj Plus
10 450 England
7 Aug 2007 5:04PM
This is a wonderful bird shot. Very colourful.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
7 Aug 2007 5:12PM
A fantastic shot of this lovely bird Greg, very fine detail in the plumage and such beautiful colours
User_Removed Junior Member 11 51
7 Aug 2007 5:13PM
Hi Greg, this is a stunning shot of great quality and what a beautiful bird.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Aug 2007 5:14PM
We also have the heat warning- plus a photographable haze-- makes images look like your camera has a foggy lens-- supposed to rain here tonight---

An excellent image from your archive!

7 Aug 2007 5:14PM
Fantastic Work

Love this it's a real quality shot, beautiful detail and colour, great work.
VintageRed Plus
12 15 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:22PM
Well - it's a reasonable fall-back I suppose.
Only kidding of course - a fine capture.
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:38PM
The colours and markings on the plumage are very pretty. Excellent detail-top class shot.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:43PM
Wonderful colour and excellent detail here.

What a wonderful blue colours, fantastic!

7 Aug 2007 5:59PM
Hi Greg

Beautiful image, love the colour and detail as always to your high standard!!

LisaRose Plus
11 172 4 United States
7 Aug 2007 6:00PM
Gorgeous bird, well done Greg.

7 Aug 2007 6:03PM
Cracking detail and colour. A lovely shot.

NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
7 Aug 2007 6:09PM
Stunning work Greg. Sometimes your work inspires me, sometimes it just makes me think that I shouldn't bother trying to get wildlife shots as they won't even come close. Smile
looboss Plus
11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 6:16PM
This bird looks drop dead gorgeous!
fabulous image.

awesome shot.well taken
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
7 Aug 2007 6:20PM
Beautiful birds, remember trying to take these one February in Central Park NYC. Nice one Greg. Ron.
JudeC Plus
10 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 6:35PM
Brilliant shot - JudeC
jaspernina Plus
10 1.0k Wales
7 Aug 2007 6:37PM
Stunning colour & detail, well done.

7 Aug 2007 6:47PM
Fantastic looking bird, and SO well taken here. Love it.

John Smile
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
7 Aug 2007 6:58PM
Lovely birds the blue jays, very well captured

C_Daniels Plus
13 399 10 England
7 Aug 2007 7:58PM
Beautiful bird Smile
7 Aug 2007 8:30PM
Stunning!! Colours and detail spot on as usual Greg.
mikears Plus
13 89 Canada
7 Aug 2007 8:33PM
Very nice Greg - I had a feeling this was yours when I spotted it on the Reader's Gallery

SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
7 Aug 2007 8:39PM
first class Greg
7 Aug 2007 8:54PM
That's what I call a spectacular looking bird! Beautiful image! Keep cool!!
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 9:03PM
stunning shot Greg
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Aug 2007 9:06PM
What a beautiful subject.Excellent image and presentation.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Aug 2007 9:48PM
An absolute corker.Wonderful colour and detail Greg.
100% Quality shot.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
7 Aug 2007 10:30PM
What an awesome image. Simply sizzles with fine detail.
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
7 Aug 2007 10:34PM
Superb image, great detail and pose.

7 Aug 2007 11:04PM
Wow - amazing shot
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
7 Aug 2007 11:06PM
Agree with Mandy. WOW.
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
7 Aug 2007 11:46PM
Wow awesome image spot on sharpness and great color too

Stunning shot Greg, the detail is absolutely perfect.

8 Aug 2007 5:34AM
excellent bird shot Greg - lovely details and very crisp shot

Blenkinsopp Plus
12 320 4 England
8 Aug 2007 8:03AM
cracking image of a little beauty
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:14AM
a beautiful shot with great detail and colour,
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
8 Aug 2007 8:33AM
Nothings changed much while I've been away then? Still taking top quality shots and this is no exception.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:46AM
Oh Jaysus he is bluetiful!
Superb shot as always, lovely colour and detail.
Large is awesome.
Chriscj Plus
11 96 1 England
8 Aug 2007 9:11AM
Stunning detail Greg.

scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
8 Aug 2007 9:56AM
Cracking shot Greg, beautiful looking bird.

GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 10:14AM
Gorgeous colour and detail Greg!

gill Smile
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
8 Aug 2007 11:08AM
Hi Greg. A question.. You always seem to get such incredible sharpness and detail, would you put it down to your choice of lens, camera or something else? Paul
8 Aug 2007 2:56PM
Another great shot Greg,well caught.

Cabit Plus
10 104 England
8 Aug 2007 5:04PM
Another belting shot, your to good.
8 Aug 2007 5:25PM
Nice and sharp Greg and great eye to

8 Aug 2007 9:58PM
Colour 'blue'; doesn't do this remarkable image justice. What a magnificent creature.

8 Aug 2007 10:33PM
love the vibrant colours, beautiful capture
csr Plus
10 3 England
8 Aug 2007 11:14PM
Lovely colours cracking shot

9 Aug 2007 5:49PM
9 Aug 2007 10:21PM
Thats a cracking good shot Greg. This is bird that we do not see in the UK. Such striking colours.

panda Plus
13 5 1 England
10 Aug 2007 3:09PM
Phenominal detail and colours. great image.

Regards Phil
exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
10 Aug 2007 3:48PM
Just so beautiful lovely colours d.o.f eye and feather detail and a brilliant ciomposition.
10 Aug 2007 5:44PM
First class capture Greg, beautiful detail.

Trish x
11 Aug 2007 2:28PM
Ooh I love the colour in this Greg!! Detail is perfect and dof superb.

Your photographic skills are to be envied!!

See you soon.

Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
11 Aug 2007 10:39PM
Week in - week out - always top quality photography.

Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 1:24PM
This shows up the markings beautifully and the colours are stunning......superb work as always.

11 1.1k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 9:21PM
Another perfect capture
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 8:30PM

24 Aug 2007 11:38PM
Stunning shot of shuch a lovely looking bird! it is so 3d! excellent capture Greg! Click*
30 Aug 2007 4:06PM
stunning shot.
18 Sep 2007 10:23PM
stunning shot Greg

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