Blue Jay

By taggart  
Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata 12 inches ( 30 cm)

It seems that our wood pile is buried with snow just now, so here is one perching on the feeder!

Many thanks to you all for recent comments and congratulatorys and to Editor Pete for some recent and most appreciated awards--
Merry Christmas all..........


ISO 160 f 18 1/200

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Sports and action

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 4:54PM
Wow, what a pretty bird and beautifully portrayed here.

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lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 4:56PM
a superb stunning sharp capture, love the colours and the detail x
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
22 Dec 2009 4:58PM
What a cracking image, Jenn, and a perfect pose, showing off his beautiful plumage. Carol
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:00PM
Fantastic capture.

Scott
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
22 Dec 2009 5:02PM
Stunning image so well captured the detail and colour superb thanks for sharing Colin
Cormy 12 3 England
22 Dec 2009 5:03PM
This is absolutely stunning Jennnn,and even better if you get rid of the light object in the top left habnd corner.
Cheers
Alan
22 Dec 2009 5:03PM
I agree with Colin, this is a stunning capture. Sylvia
pulsar69 15 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:10PM
beautiful colouring and great capture ... andy
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:11PM
Absolutely beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas, and many congratulations on the POTW.
Moira
SugarDJ 11 1 England
22 Dec 2009 5:12PM
Fantastic detail in this, so sharp!

David
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Dec 2009 5:15PM
Your awards are well deserved Jennn.Beautiful Jay image also.
Tom.
22 Dec 2009 5:24PM
What a beautiful capture Jenn - well taken

Merry Xmas to you also

Chris
22 Dec 2009 5:33PM
What a wonderful selection of blues!
A very beautiful bird/photo.
Merry Christmas Jennnnnnn,
JNC
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:40PM
Totally wonderful shot of a beautiful bird
Mavis
Wooly 14 112 4 England
22 Dec 2009 5:53PM
Superb clarity and tones Jennnnn.

Alan
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
22 Dec 2009 6:07PM
This is a belter Jennnn. - gary
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 6:14PM
such a beauty love the colours

Linda
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 6:39PM
lovely image of a truely beautiful bird
gwood 11 2 England
22 Dec 2009 6:51PM
Great detailed and colourful capture..
Geoff
22 Dec 2009 6:52PM
superb capture
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 6:54PM
Oh, this is magnificent. Absolutely no hesitation in giving it a User Award.
Sandra
SKETCHER68 12 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 7:00PM
Wow. S
Roly 12 Wales
22 Dec 2009 7:05PM
Lovely colour and details Jennnn.Congratulations on the well deserved awards too.
MalcolmM Plus
14 1.3k 5 Scotland
22 Dec 2009 7:07PM
Great detail & colour
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 7:13PM
wondeful and sharp image Jenn
best wishes
Yung
22 Dec 2009 7:17PM
Quality image Jenn, nice one
Chris
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 7:18PM
lovely capture !
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
22 Dec 2009 7:35PM
Fantastic shot Jennn. The colour is simply superb and every detail of the plumage is so clear and sharp. And that lovely turn of the heas ! Spot on
Ron
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
22 Dec 2009 8:24PM
Superb detail Jennn in this fabulous capture. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to have these beautiful birds flying around your home.
Brian.
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
22 Dec 2009 8:36PM
Wow Jenn this is simply fantastic. The detail is superb and the colour shimmers.
Joan.
MickS 14 23 14 England
22 Dec 2009 8:38PM
Watcha Jennifer,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
best
Mick
shawpaul 14 7 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 9:13PM
All been said - stunner!
phil_j 13 134 4 England
22 Dec 2009 10:32PM
I just love the colour here Jennn, such a lovely blue and matched by a great background.

Phil
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
22 Dec 2009 11:30PM
Ah . .Jenn, this is beautiful. You have captured the essence of the jay in his stately pose and the color and detail are supreme. These seem to be startled so easily, I have not been able to get a good one although I keep trying. May I ask the shutter speed and ISO you used to capture this magnificient bird? Patti
maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
22 Dec 2009 11:30PM
beautiful tones and light
Mary
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
23 Dec 2009 12:06AM
Superb color and clarity in this image Jennn.
Bob
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2009 12:30AM
Absolutely stunning, wonderful detail and colour.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.


Hugh
plugin 15 1 Canada
23 Dec 2009 12:37AM
Excellent.. great detail!
Jim
Cor 10 Belgium
23 Dec 2009 9:04AM
Lovely!!! So well spotted and taken.
Cor.
23 Dec 2009 11:36AM
wonderfully sharp, i love the tones, very well done...
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
23 Dec 2009 11:44AM
What a finely detailed shot.....you have got the blue just right. Love it!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
23 Dec 2009 1:25PM
What a gorgeous colour. Super image.
Chris
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2009 3:07PM
a truely amazing shot
the detail and colour so wonderful
GeorgeRusky 13 1 4
23 Dec 2009 5:43PM
HI Jennn
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Thank you for your support in 2009!
Cheers
george
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
23 Dec 2009 7:29PM
Terrific colour and definition, Jennn.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Brian
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
24 Dec 2009 3:35AM
Marvellous shot, Jennifer, of a magnificent bird. Great detail in plumage, a great 'pose' and a nice catch of light in the eye. Very deserving of its special award.
And with all best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Regards, Ronnie.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
24 Dec 2009 5:06PM
A fabulous shot of this beautiful bird, the detail and colours in the plumage are simply wonderful
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2009 6:08PM
Beautiful & detailed capture Jennnnnnn.

Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

*Mike*
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
24 Dec 2009 6:39PM
absolutely stunning study Jenn. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours

Malcolm
astyag 12 12
24 Dec 2009 7:32PM
That is neat blue! very well spotted and snapped
Astyag
norton 15 2 6 Jersey
24 Dec 2009 8:18PM
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.........

Regards.......Tony
ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2009 8:32PM
Wow, that is an amazing shot Jennnn and well worthy of all the credit.....STUNNING. Have a great Christmas
Mike
A_Harrison 15 261 Canada
25 Dec 2009 6:43AM
Merry Christmas Jen
Zydeco_Joe 13 84 England
25 Dec 2009 6:33PM
Very nice image,love the colours.
Merry Christmas.
Zydeco Joe
iancam 11 23 England
26 Dec 2009 4:36AM
Excellent

Merry Xmas and have a great New Year.

Ian
Neeka 10 16 Wales
26 Dec 2009 10:58AM
Simply Stunning.
~Necia~
Jedro 10 Wales
27 Dec 2009 11:12AM
Amazing shot Jennn, such clarity. Always a pleasure to view your work.
Regards, John
imagio 13 12 1 England
27 Dec 2009 4:10PM
Superb capture jennn

Bernie
27 Dec 2009 4:43PM
Stunning image beautifully lit.
Christine
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2009 4:38PM
An excellent photograph of a really beautiful bird.

Phil.
goso 13 2 1 Australia
28 Dec 2009 6:37PM
Really lovely Jenn...Bill
TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2009 8:47PM
A beautiful photograph in every apsect, Jenn.
Terry
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2009 11:20PM
Soooooooooooooo beautiful!
Johanna
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 7:53PM
Tremendous colours. Congratulations on two UAs - beautiful shot
Helen
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2009 1:16AM
Beautifully lit and detailed ...... stunning!

gill
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
1 Jan 2010 12:45PM
A beautiful bird Jen, exquisite detail here, congrats on the awards too,
Geoff.
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 9:38PM
Excellent photo of a fantastic bird. Great stuff.

Alan.
3 Jan 2010 10:24PM
Beautiful, you have some wonderful nature shots.
110. here Jennnn
JimV 13 6 3 Canada
10 Jan 2010 3:27AM
Stunning shot of a blue jay Jennn, we had a whole flock of them around here the other day, I guess one of the neighbours has a feeder going!
Rgds., Jim
PS. I have neither the equipment or ability to take a shot like this!
ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 4:08PM
Brilliant Bird and even better image

Keith
helena 15 134 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 4:11PM
Stunning, a fantastic shot,
Tara x

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