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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 11 450 England
7 Aug 2007 5:04PM
This is a wonderful bird shot. Very colourful.
Glostopcat 12 255 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!

bigheart. 13 9 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:14PM
Fantastic Work

Love this it's a real quality shot, beautiful detail and colour, great work.
VintageRed 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 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:43PM
Wonderful colour and excellent detail here.

7 Aug 2007 5:50PM
What a wonderful blue colours, fantastic!

Rachy1821 11 3 England
7 Aug 2007 5:59PM
Hi Greg

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

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

stevebutler 13 122 England
7 Aug 2007 6:03PM
Cracking detail and colour. A lovely shot.

NevP 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 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 6:16PM
This bird looks drop dead gorgeous!
fabulous image.

7 Aug 2007 6:18PM
awesome shot.well taken
rontear Plus
15 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 11 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 6:35PM
Brilliant shot - JudeC
jaspernina 11 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 14 84 Sweden
7 Aug 2007 6:58PM
Lovely birds the blue jays, very well captured

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
7 Aug 2007 7:58PM
Beautiful bird Smile
mickf1 11 2 England
7 Aug 2007 8:30PM
Stunning!! Colours and detail spot on as usual Greg.
mikears 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 13 81 3 England
7 Aug 2007 8:39PM
first class Greg
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:54PM
That's what I call a spectacular looking bird! Beautiful image! Keep cool!!
KBan 13 501 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 9:03PM
stunning shot Greg
Buffalo_Tom 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 11 3 73 England
7 Aug 2007 10:30PM
What an awesome image. Simply sizzles with fine detail.
phil_j 11 134 4 England
7 Aug 2007 10:34PM
Superb image, great detail and pose.

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

stevophoto 11 1 United States
8 Aug 2007 2:30AM
Stunning shot Greg, the detail is absolutely perfect.

vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 5:34AM
excellent bird shot Greg - lovely details and very crisp shot

Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
8 Aug 2007 8:03AM
cracking image of a little beauty
ChristineL 13 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 11 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 12 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 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
peter_oak 12 1 England
8 Aug 2007 2:56PM
Another great shot Greg,well caught.

Cabit 10 104 England
8 Aug 2007 5:04PM
Another belting shot, your to good.
wyatturp 12 2 England
8 Aug 2007 5:25PM
Nice and sharp Greg and great eye to

TerryBaxter 11 11
8 Aug 2007 9:58PM
Colour 'blue'; doesn't do this remarkable image justice. What a magnificent creature.

firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
8 Aug 2007 10:33PM
love the vibrant colours, beautiful capture
csr 10 3 England
8 Aug 2007 11:14PM
Lovely colours cracking shot
9 Aug 2007 9:23AM

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
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 13 5 1 England
10 Aug 2007 3:09PM
Phenominal detail and colours. great image.

Regards Phil
exposure Plus
13 5.5k England
10 Aug 2007 3:48PM
Just so beautiful lovely colours d.o.f eye and feather detail and a brilliant ciomposition.
trissie 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2007 5:44PM
First class capture Greg, beautiful detail.

Trish x
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
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.

BEVZED 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*
evelen 13 5 England
30 Aug 2007 4:06PM
stunning shot.
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
18 Sep 2007 10:23PM
stunning shot Greg

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