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Blue Jay

By dawnmichelle
Hope you like this shot.. cause I had an exciting day just to get it.. I was sitting out on the ledge of the gold fish pond again waiting on the birds to visit.. and lo and behold if the visitor I got was a 3' snake which Daisy (lab) scared to death as she came bouncing like a bunny down the yard.. lol Anyway the snake is coming at me like lighting and I didn't have time to get out of its way so we got tangled up together so then I am the one bounceing around like a fool bunny lol.. we managed to get apart and off he went.. Thank goodness I am not afraid of snakes or I would have went backwards into th pond camera and all...
But after I made sure the snake was long gone I sat back down and took more pics..
So for this shot I had to work hard for lol Wink

Hope you have a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend..

Please remember Rosalie and each other

Tags: Wildlife Close up Close-up and macro Blue jay Wildlife and nature

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janty66 10 3 England
3 Oct 2008 2:54PM
great shot. Super write up, really made me smile.. Smile

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3 Oct 2008 2:56PM
Lovely composition Dawn..... so tomorrow's photo will be the snake then? Wink

3 Oct 2008 3:16PM
great shot what bird was it ?
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
3 Oct 2008 3:37PM
Hair raising story dawn and a nice picture to go with it. - gary
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
3 Oct 2008 4:11PM
What a fantastic close-up Dawn, so well done, what a great story.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 4:17PM
Great close up shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Oct 2008 4:17PM
A fabulous capture, Dawn, if I'd seen that snake coming you wouldn't have seen my back for dust! Carol
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
3 Oct 2008 4:21PM
lol seems like you hade a great adventure today. If it had been me i had been in the pond thats for sure lol. But you even managed to get a great shot, im impressed.
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 4:31PM
Lovely light, comp and detail. Great shot.
Silverzone 10 2 England
3 Oct 2008 4:46PM
Nice one. Sylvia
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
3 Oct 2008 4:58PM
This is beautiful.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 5:22PM
That really is a beauty Dawn. Lovely composition and much clearer than some of your other bird shots.
Enjoy your weekend too. Lets hope you don't need to work quite so hard for your next shot
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
3 Oct 2008 5:24PM
Great story, there must be an easier way to take bird pics whilst sitting by the pond. LOL Great shot. Burnsie
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
3 Oct 2008 5:31PM
Super capture, great wing colour and detail

Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
3 Oct 2008 6:00PM
Oh my, what a day you've gone through...
This picture is well worth it though - another superb catch!

3 Oct 2008 6:03PM
Superb capture, stunning detail.

Hope you have a great week-end too.

Jean x
whiteswan01 10 13 England
3 Oct 2008 6:19PM
wow excellent never seen one
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Oct 2008 6:32PM
Another geat capture
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Oct 2008 6:50PM
A real cracker of a shot Dawn. Good exposure and plumage detail and wonderful colouring.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
3 Oct 2008 6:59PM
Thank you all so much
steve_r 10 England
3 Oct 2008 7:32PM
GREAT SHOT. Great Image Dawn, love it.
Regards Steve.
PS. Enjoy your weekend too.
markymook 9 6 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 8:08PM
Well worth waiting for...excellent.
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 8:20PM
What a pretty bird Dawn, well captured

Have a fantastic weekend, forecast here is rain, rain, rainSad
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
3 Oct 2008 8:36PM
Lovely capture.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 9:01PM
Super shot Dawn. Haven't I seen this one somewhere before Wink
Marilyn x
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
3 Oct 2008 9:07PM
Your nature work is top-class and this shot is a prime example.

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
3 Oct 2008 10:58PM
Great POV Dawn. What a shot!
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Oct 2008 11:12PM
super shot Dawn, worth the wait Smile

mrsvee 9 1 England
4 Oct 2008 7:40AM
Super image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
imagio 11 12 1 England
4 Oct 2008 8:02AM
Super shot Dawn,

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 8:21AM
What a fantastic close-up Dawn,
so well done,
what a great story.

Pegon 12 78 1 England
4 Oct 2008 2:46PM
A superb shot of a lovely bird Dawn. If that snake had have been coming at me, I'd have run a mile Smile.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
4 Oct 2008 6:57PM
Think I'd have jumped into the pond in fright . A snake ! Ugh !

Lovely write -up xx
This shot was worth the wait . Such a pretty bird . Nicely composed xx
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
4 Oct 2008 7:16PM
Thank you so much everyone Smile
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
4 Oct 2008 8:15PM
and you didnt get a pic of the snake??? think i would have died of fright. lesley
Paree 13 616 3
4 Oct 2008 8:41PM
a sweet capture
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
4 Oct 2008 10:46PM
thank you both so much Smile
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Oct 2008 2:08AM
Brilliant Dawn, both shot and story, glad you survived the encounter well enough to get this hard earned super shot!
Rgds., Jim
5 Oct 2008 4:27PM
Absolutely stunning the colours!
7 Oct 2008 4:07AM
Nice capture, great colors.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2008 1:20PM
Excellent shot Dawn,lovely pose and detail,liked your story,I love snakes,dont get them around here tho'
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 7:43PM
Great detail and colours Dawn and I love the patterns. That's quite some story and not an issue we're ever likely to have to deal with in this country; you make it sound almost amusing Smile
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 9:17PM
Fantastic Shot Dawn--Brilliant colours these Birds


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