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BLUE JAY

By csr
Hi happy new year to you all
This Blue jay was taken in portugal there is quite alot of thrm but proved to be quite hardt to photograph even with a 400mm lense as they don't stay still and you can't get close enongh .Hope you like effort.
Tex stuff canon 400D with 100-400L @F9 @1/125S @ISO 400.
As always thanks for all the previous comments and votes.I look forward to all future comments good or ban

Tags: Wildlife Jay Bird Blue jay Wildlife and nature

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happy new year to you also.
Beautiful bird. Great photo

Dee Smile

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6 Jan 2008 8:45PM
Beautiful detail and colours...And happy New Year to you and yours...


Don
Wonderful shot, Love the gentle colours of the bird, the pose and detail.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Annette
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Jan 2008 8:50PM
Superb capture, very fine detail and colours, i've never seen one of these before
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
6 Jan 2008 8:54PM
Good comp' here with the diagonal branch.Nice colour and detail too.
Mick.
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
6 Jan 2008 9:23PM
Excellent detail and colour in this.

Ken

ps, A happy new year to you!
Lovely image, nice detail,
Fred.
GaryR Plus
10 1.3k England
6 Jan 2008 10:06PM
Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

Gary.
6 Jan 2008 10:22PM
Great capture of a lovely bird,
Johanna
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 10:23PM
Happy New Year Chris!
What a beautiful bird.
What a gentle blue!
Lovely pose and super colours
Helen
skewey Plus
10 31 England
6 Jan 2008 10:25PM
Great capture Chris.Super detail.
Paul
gerrymac Plus
9 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 11:17PM
Lovely presentation.
Gerry
what a lovely colored bird. lovely!
imagio Plus
10 12 1 England
6 Jan 2008 11:50PM
Excellent capture..

Bernie
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
7 Jan 2008 12:24AM
Beautiful capture.
Ty
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
7 Jan 2008 5:01AM
Lovely sleek looking Jay Chris . You've captured him well . Composition and colour are great . Happy New Year xx
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 8:06AM
a beautiful image Chris.
Happy New Year,
Chris.
7 Jan 2008 10:13AM
Happy new year to you. This is a great capture with fine detail
Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1550 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 3:26PM
Gorgeous subtle tones. Plus I like the way he creates an X with the branch.
Moira
Briwooly Plus
11 452 5 England
7 Jan 2008 3:27PM
Well done Chris great capture

Brian..................................................
7 Jan 2008 5:10PM
What a classic and beautiful shot of this blue jay.
Happy New Year!
lovely shot chris
Dave
paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 7:24PM
Like the pose and soft lighting. Its a fine shot. Happy New Year Chris.
Paul
beautiful shot
7 Jan 2008 8:56PM
Great shot. Well captured. Nice to see you back. Happy New Year.
Andy
Nicely composed shot Chris. You're not wrong mate, they dont stay still for long and not so pushy as the Magpie. Well caught.
Clive
dathersmith Plus
9 552 12 England
7 Jan 2008 10:50PM
Great shot Chris, well captured and Happy New Year to you. Not seen much from you of late so welcome back.

Darren.
Brilane Plus
10 5 12 Wales
8 Jan 2008 1:10AM
Lovely picture, stands out well from the bg.
Brian
chrissd Plus
11 304 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 5:59AM
thats excellent Smile
chris
Great shot. Love it.
Mac
great detailed shot, nice work love the peraguin aswell, nice one, andys0707
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
8 Jan 2008 7:24PM
Not an easy bird to capture, well done.
All The Best for 2008.
Pete.
piccy Plus
10 8 Wales
8 Jan 2008 9:22PM
super shot.
Freda
8 Jan 2008 11:22PM
Super image, lovely colour and detail
Andy
glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
8 Jan 2008 11:33PM
Gorgeous bird, nice shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
what a nice colour
well detailed shot
so different to english jays
robway Plus
12 318 Wales
9 Jan 2008 1:55PM
Fantastic capture with lovele detail.
John
Beautiful detail and colour, a lovely capture.

Trish x
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Jan 2008 11:32PM
Very elegant capture; lovely.
Rende
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
10 Jan 2008 1:07AM
Welcome back, and a Happy New Year to you too Chris. Good shot, your persistence paid off. BTW if that's a European blue jay, they're quite different over here! (And I don't mean the Toronto baseball team....LOL)
Rgds., Jim
Rogerex Plus
10 32 12 Australia
10 Jan 2008 10:51AM
With such an unco-operative subject you have done well. Happy New Year to you too.
Roger
10 Jan 2008 10:19PM
Nice capture and composition.
Ray
10 Jan 2008 11:59PM
Superb shot, have been trying to catch a shot of a jay in our local park for ages
Mandy
elcid Plus
12 150 England
11 Jan 2008 8:25PM
Great shot, lovely composition.

Bill.
11 Jan 2008 10:32PM
Fantastic capture,beautiful bird.

Mo
12 Jan 2008 11:40AM
naturally so beautiful that it does not need any extra touches!
astyag
dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 5:08PM
Superb capture with wonderful subtle tones..I really like this.
Di
13 Jan 2008 1:31PM
very good if they are as dashing about as ours it must have taken lots of shot to get 1 right
Tony
Strobe Plus
9 1.3k United States
14 Jan 2008 1:17PM
Great capture
Marc
14 Jan 2008 8:10PM
Beautiful capture Chris, lovely presentation. Jeff
foggytwo Plus
13 36 1 Scotland
15 Jan 2008 7:06PM
This is a fantastic capture Chris with excellent lighting and detail. a real beauty.
Pete.
15 Jan 2008 7:55PM
Stunning work! Love the light, the image almost sparkles.
Oh yes the touch of the old magic, well done
exposure Plus
12 4.0k England
19 Jan 2008 9:59PM
Beautiful detail and catchlight d.o.f. and composition.
Pauline.
Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
20 Jan 2008 1:37AM
Love it,good colours,dof,and detail,like the framing too,,Just right,,,,
23 Jan 2008 9:02PM
Beautifully taken and nicely framed.
Valerie
gerrymac Plus
9 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 11:37PM
Lovely composition and presentation Chris,good job
Gerry
Marian Plus
11 62 England
25 Jan 2008 8:14AM
The Jays in England are beautiful, but this one is even better.
Marian
29 Jan 2008 9:49AM
Great shot, super detail and colours.
Dot
elcid Plus
12 150 England
30 Jan 2008 7:34PM
Lovely, nice one Chris.

Bill.
31 Jan 2008 8:58PM
Pretty exotic for me - not to be found where I live.
franfoto Plus
9 2 32 England
11 Feb 2008 11:30PM
This is an excellent shot of a great bird that we don't see enough of.
Fran
14 Feb 2008 12:28AM
Beautifully delicate composition, stunning.
Geoff.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 7:01PM
Great capture
Steve
Another great shot.
That's a fine capture of this stunning bird, not seen one in 30 years, Adrian

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