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Coming Out!

By teocali
Our shy garden visitor, a Jay (Garrulus glandarius), was actually tempted to come down into the open from the trees yesterday, perching for a very brief moment on a rotten branch I had placed in front of the reddened foliage of our Japanese Acer shrub. Had he chosen to perch further to the right, the background would have been completely red, but that is wildlife for you!

Thank you all so much for your great support of yesterday's upload - always greatly appreciated Smile

Tags: Red Background Wild Jay Garden Bird Acer Eurasian Shy Wildlife and nature Glandarius garrulus

Voters: geffers7, Fotofunguy, franken and 51 more

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
31 Oct 2012 8:29AM
Stunning wildlife capture.


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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 Oct 2012 8:48AM
Top class shot Sylvia. Jays are so attractive. I love that perch !!!GrinGrinSmileSmileTongueTongue
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
31 Oct 2012 8:56AM
Magnificent !! I am glad he did not go further right because in my opinion the green turning into red adds to the beauty of the photo Smile
31 Oct 2012 9:11AM
Adorable capture
31 Oct 2012 9:22AM
Beautiful capture.
bps11 4 England
31 Oct 2012 9:50AM
Superb dof and capture!
7 10 10 England
31 Oct 2012 9:59AM
A super capture of this shy bird and congrats on the GEA.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 11:11AM
Well deserved GEA here Sylvia, great photo.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 11:44AM
Great shot, Sylvia.
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 1:01PM
Tremendous shot, wonderful capture. Ann.
31 Oct 2012 1:20PM
Quality image and capture Sylvia, great BG Smile
31 Oct 2012 4:26PM
This is a really nice capture, love it.

Greyheron 14 282 7 England
31 Oct 2012 4:36PM
Outstanding Image Sylvia - just enough of the Acer's colour to compliment the blush of pink in the plumage...

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 4:40PM
Really great capture, lovely pose, super detail and colour.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 5:15PM
Spot on Syliva, love that perch aswell.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 5:23PM
Oooooo....gorgeous shot !!!.....lovely quality !!
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Oct 2012 7:16PM
Plain and simply a killer image Sylvia. I just love it, written with envy
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:17PM
another good shot of the Jay Sylvia
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
31 Oct 2012 9:16PM
An image of exceptional quality Sylvia, such pin sharp detail in the eye
1 Nov 2012 2:15AM
Love the fiery colour and fine detail.......Sandy

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