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By glazzaro  
Hi Everyone

Well the first day of this trip was all meetings, did not get a chance to get out and get any shots. In fact when I finally got back to the hotel I just grab a quick byte to eat then passed out on the bed. Today was much the same, meetings started at 8 am and finished at 5 pm. When I finally got outside the skies were dark and it looked like all hell was going to break loose! Oh well I head back to Delaware tomorrow, just a bit upset I was not able to get some shots from Virginia, this state has so many birds, especially hawks!

So since I am sitting in the hotel room bored, I have already seen all the movies they offer, figured I would try to catch up with you all and post one from the archives. Just a Blue jay, hope you like. I should be home late tomorrow and back to normal, talk to you all later.


Location: Middletown, Delaware, USA (Backyard)
Special Equipment: N/A
Processing: Saturation and contrast, spot sharpened with hand tool.
Weather: Early morning, 9:30 am.
Tripod : Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens : Sigma 120-300mm
Focal Len : 220mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Aperture Priority
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
Exposure : 0
Shutter : 1/30
F Stop : F 4
ISO : 200

Tags: Close-up and macro Birds bluejay america Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
8 Jun 2006 6:52PM
sorry to hear your so bored there Greg!.... dont forget!.... there`s always the bar!?!... Wink

...a fine shot sir!

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jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
8 Jun 2006 7:16PM
Lovely bird, hope you get back to normal soon

8 Jun 2006 7:18PM
Wish I had shots like this in my archive, I can barely keep up Sad Beautiful bird, astounding colours.

TonyA Plus
11 11 Spain
8 Jun 2006 7:46PM
Really wonderful image. Superb colors and detail. Great work.

8 Jun 2006 7:53PM
beautiful looking bird, gorgeous colours and detail
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
8 Jun 2006 8:34PM
Capture in fine detail, great colours too
8 Jun 2006 8:38PM
lovely image & presentation
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
8 Jun 2006 8:45PM
Certainly a lot different to the Jays we have over this side of the pond Greg, again, like Cesie's recent post, top quality work.

C_Daniels Plus
12 399 10 England
8 Jun 2006 8:53PM
Excellent capture Greg - you're getting good at these now ;O)
8 Jun 2006 9:10PM
beautiful detail, pose and composition
a lovely looking bird,great shot and capture
KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
8 Jun 2006 9:39PM
a stunning shot Greg, perfect pose and detail
beaniebabe Plus
11 2.3k England
8 Jun 2006 9:52PM
Greg a wonderful shot, the colours a DoF are spot on :o)

Angie x
cdm36 Plus
13 391 7 England
8 Jun 2006 9:58PM
Good pose and turn of the head,

RipleyExile Plus
13 1.6k 17 England
8 Jun 2006 10:44PM
The detail and colours are superb. Good composition and pose.
8 Jun 2006 10:46PM
colours work great ---top marks.

and nice and sharp.
rossi Plus
13 142 11 England
8 Jun 2006 11:03PM
Excellent image, I really like this. Colour, composition, lighting and depth of field are all perfect.

Really well done shot. I'm jealous!

Chriscj Plus
11 96 1 England
8 Jun 2006 11:05PM
Had to be yours Greg, again excellent detail and the colours are stunning.

MikeH Plus
12 217 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 11:09PM
What a spectacular bird Greg, beautiful colours and well composed,excellent,
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 11:36PM
beautiful colours and detail Greg
jan 1 Plus
12 12 Netherlands
8 Jun 2006 11:37PM
Congratulation, Greg.
Now you have 30.! clicks. lol

Perfect and gorgeous looking birg picture.
MikeA Plus
12 1.3k England
8 Jun 2006 11:40PM
Beautifully isolated from the b.g. and the colour combination of bird and background works extremely well. Like your p.f.
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 11:48PM
Terrific feather detail and beautiful colour and clarity. Wonderful image.
tull Plus
13 181 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 1:12AM
Perfection Greg.

superb again greg a winner all the way

ps thanks for advice my friend all taken on board
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 4:14AM
Gorgeous colours and a lovely pose,
panda Plus
12 5 1 England
9 Jun 2006 5:26AM
Another masterpiece Greg, how do you do it ?

Regards Phil
tim g Plus
13 13 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 5:28AM
Superb clear photo of an excellent coloured bird.

9 Jun 2006 7:51AM
Beautiful birds I'd love to get a good shot of one of these.

xinia Plus
11 54
9 Jun 2006 9:18AM
a beautfiul bird wonderfully taken
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Jun 2006 9:22AM
A very stern looking bluejay-- Very well done!

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
9 Jun 2006 9:46AM
I get to be 50 on this great capture Greg,a lovely coloured bird,very well represented in your detailed image.Excellent composition & presentation.
thorn Plus
12 124 2 Scotland
9 Jun 2006 9:47AM
Hi Greg,Your blue jay is a magnificent speciment and the stance and plumage are amazing,colour,detail,lighting and exposure.Outstanding close up work.Take care.AnnSmile
Toppix Plus
12 56 1 England
9 Jun 2006 10:34AM
Just beautiful Greg. Lovely detail. Well captured, and it stands out welll from the bg.
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 10:47AM
Yet another beauty Greg
hayleyk Plus
11 56 England
9 Jun 2006 10:50AM
Beautiful bird and capture.
9 Jun 2006 11:28AM
Absolutely stunning capture,Greg,
9 Jun 2006 1:03PM looks like a stained glass window with wings...simple should be proud of this one Smile
TessC Plus
11 1 Ireland
9 Jun 2006 1:42PM
I like these birds Greg, Its the colour, Wonderful! Its a pity you could not get out with the camera! Sure you will make up for lost time once you get home. Keep well. Tess
exposure Plus
12 4.1k England
9 Jun 2006 1:53PM
A Beautiful image lovely tones catchlight d.o.f and composition.
yjjeep Plus
12 13
9 Jun 2006 1:58PM
Very nice detail and the color is outstanding.Well done.
9 Jun 2006 2:33PM
Greg very nice rich deep blue on this Blue Jay with an excellent pose captured!

stay well and safe trip back!

banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3587 Canada
9 Jun 2006 3:29PM
A real stunner Greg.

arnieg Plus
12 704 England
9 Jun 2006 9:17PM
super capture and presentation
Jasbe Plus
11 116 England
9 Jun 2006 10:05PM
Excellent pose you've captured Greg.
denka Plus
11 7 Finland
10 Jun 2006 3:54AM
I just love to see your work Greg becouse you capture so fantastic looking birds Ive never seen before and the quality of your shots are absolutly amazing.

What colours, really stunning Greg.
sputnki Plus
12 10 Canada
10 Jun 2006 11:05AM
A fine upstanding example of the blue jay. Very dapper looking fellow!

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
10 Jun 2006 11:43AM
Another outstanding bird photo Greg, the colours and detail are fantastic
10 Jun 2006 1:00PM
Gorgeous colour and great detail Greg!
11 Jun 2006 7:42AM
Beautiful colours and bars on this bird. Lovely details. Well caught.
gary900r Plus
12 474 England
11 Jun 2006 10:14AM
Superb detail and colour.

Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
11 Jun 2006 1:57PM
Another cracker Greg, superb.
kinfatric Plus
12 550 9 Scotland
12 Jun 2006 11:08AM
a beautiful example of this bird

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