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Jay Portrait

By FeatherFriend
There is now a pair of Jays flitting around the garden, not surprised though because there is a massive sweet chestnut tree at the top of our garden fully laden at the moment. Got some more shots yesterday but this one came so close and quite unexpected that in the rush I clipped the tail so I decided to do a portrait. Again H/Held and through the glass in the kitchen window.
Many thanks for the lovely comments on the previous image, always appreciated,


Edit 10th Oct 10.45 am

Tags: Birds Devon Jay Garden Woodland Wildlife and nature

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8 Oct 2014 2:32PM
Stunnning image of this beautiful bird,great capture Geoff.


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8 Oct 2014 2:33PM
Excellent close up Geoff, like the detail,
MalcolmM Plus
13 1.2k 5 Scotland
8 Oct 2014 2:34PM
Superb close-up detail
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 2:58PM
Out of the mistake has come a wonderful portrait shot of the jay which contains some beautiful detail of the plumage of this spectacular bird. The turned head and conker in the beak combine to make an unusual image, Geoff.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
8 Oct 2014 3:00PM
Excellent close-up. The detail is superb. Especially the head/eye.
Nikonuser1 Plus
6 159 16 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 3:02PM
Excellent capture of this Jay, look's like a sweet chestnut in it's beak though!!Smile

PhilT2 Plus
9 510 29 England
8 Oct 2014 3:09PM
Brilliant picture and so pleased you keep your windows so clean SmileSmile
exposure Plus
15 6.0k England
8 Oct 2014 3:10PM
Beautiful feather details and catch light
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
8 Oct 2014 3:16PM
A really great portrait, the detail you have captured is quite impressive. - Gary
8 Oct 2014 3:25PM
Classic behaviour. Stunningly captured.
8 Oct 2014 3:28PM
Great detail in this one, well captured!
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2014 3:37PM
A fantastic close-up, Geoff, the detail is amazing. Wish I had another UA to give today Sad Carol
DerekL 14 204 24 England
8 Oct 2014 3:57PM
Cracking image once more Geoff.

FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
8 Oct 2014 5:19PM
Thanks all and a special thank you to bobpaige1 andPhilT2 for the UA's, really appreciated,
8 Oct 2014 5:29PM
Stunning Detail & clarity wonderful portraitSmileSmileSmilepaul
10 10 10 England
8 Oct 2014 6:56PM
Amazing detail in a super close up.
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 7:06PM
Great work Geoff

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Oct 2014 8:07PM
Brilliant capture Geoff. Stunning quality and detail on the plumage. High class capture .GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Oct 2014 8:12PM
Stunning capture Geoff..Lin
8 Oct 2014 11:05PM
Excellent Geoff,
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
8 Oct 2014 11:25PM
Superb Geoff - the detail is amazing. You will have to get the cammo gear out if they are regular visitors.Smile
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
9 Oct 2014 1:04AM
That is CLOSE-- love that huge manipulating tongue!
An amazing image!
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
9 Oct 2014 10:43AM
Thanks all,

Sorry I described the nut in the beak as a conker, it should have read sweet chestnut, thanks for pointing that out.....I'm going conkers! .... Grin Grin Grin Grin Blush

Also a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand) and Brian (bricurtis) for the UA's, a lovely surprise and appreciated so much,

hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 8:59AM
Cracking shot Geoff lovely detail and sharpness
10 Oct 2014 6:00PM
Quality image of a shy bird Geoff
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
11 Oct 2014 10:07PM
A tremendous portrait of this shy and often elusive bird, the feather details are fantastic and the colours look really natural
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
12 Oct 2014 3:58PM
Thanks for the support,
13 Oct 2014 12:40AM
Beauty Geoff! Grin
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
13 Oct 2014 10:29AM
Thanks all again and a special thank you to Ed (Glostopcat) for the UA, really appreciated Ed,
16 Nov 2014 7:11PM
Beautiful detailed portrait.

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