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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 15:29
Viewed: 3630
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everybody
First I would like to wish an happy new year to everybody,I would also like to let you know that I will be back on a more regular basis in 2011.I had time in the past four months to get used to my Mac and also to my new camera.I was also able to update my photo bank and also I did spend more time in the field so it had give me a chance to get new image that I would like to share with you.
Thank you for looking and for your comments.

Alex99, Dis. Ac., Noisette, anel, rousettus, vanni2009, Hormon_Manyer, Mikolaj has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-01-01 16:45]

Hola Michel.
Nice and sharp photo. I also like the pose, the light, and BG.
The food at the peak are extra points.

Hallo Michel,
what a fantastic capture of the Blue Jay taken from an excellent POV with great timing in a spectacular posture, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, a very good BG and a very pleasing composition
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-01 23:40]

Hello Michel,
With excellent timing and a high technical standard you have made a fine capture of the Blue Jay, the compositionalso being just right.
Thanks and a Happy 2011 to you too.

Ciao Michel, lovely bird in nice pose on a wonderful blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio

Hello Michel,
Splendid image with this Blue Jay. Superb colors, excellent details
and amazing focus.
Fantastic composition with perfect POV.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-02 0:13]

Hello Michel
Superb capture with wonderful scene and colors
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Hello Michel,
Excellent capture with great timing from perfect POV. I also like details, colours, composition and OOF BG. Well done!
Happy New Year!

Hallo Michel
It's a well exposured and sharp picture that I really like. Great composition and depth of field as well. The colours are incredible. Lovely action shot of the foodstuff inbetween the Jay's openend beak. Thanks for sharing, and may I wish you and your family a prosperous 2011. Best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-02 1:40]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic photo of this Blue Jay taken in a perfect timing. Sharpness and colours are very beautiful. Great diagonal composition and plain BG.
Happy New Year,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-02 1:46]

Salut Michel,bon 2011 a toi aussi,et merci pour cette photo d'une qualite' et tempisme impressionantes,les details des plums sont extraordinaires...et quelle composition aussi! Merci et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Superb image with good exposure and sharp detail. Good composition and nice background.
Well done and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-02 2:42]

Hello Michel,
What a beautiful Jay captured in action! I love the composition that shows it sharply in focus against the soft background. Lovely colours too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Perfect! What more can one say? regards Yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-02 8:58]

Hi Michel.
I also wish you to spend a lot of time in the field and capture many amazing shots as this one (especially using such perfect camera as yours). Superb by composition and crystal clean details of the bird and twig. Ultimate reproduction of all features of the bird, its food and tree branch. Exposure is spot on and BG is simply sweet too. Bravo. Well done.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-02 22:17]

Beautiful species and fine composition with action captured in time. tfs.

Hi Michel
Beautiful bird and impressive photo. The POV, the composition, the colours and the BG are excellent.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-03 3:16]

Hello Michel,
really a splendid and stunning capture. to see the seeds between the beak is so wonderful, and here its float on the air between the beak.
The colours are so outstanding and exciting with the lighting so well exploited.
The fine feathers and plumage is so pleasant.


Hello michel,

what an nice shot from this Blue Jay.
Good pov, dof, bg and sharpness.
You are an great birdphotographer.

Also an Happy New Year to you and your family.


Impressive focused eyr and wonderful brigh colours. Lovely compo with exciting light. Very well dear Michel!


bonjour Michel
je te souhaite également une bonne et heureuse année, c'est bien de savoir que tu seras plus présent en 2011, cette photo est excellente, avec des détails d'une précision parfaite et surtout, quelle bon timing, les couleurs sont très agréables,superbe BG et DOF
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-01-04 18:23]

Salut Michel,

Ça faisait un "boute" qu'on avait pas vu de tes nouvelles images. Belle capture prise avec un superbe cailloux délivrant une belle netteté sur un splendie "bokeh" arrière. Techniquement, rien à redire. Artistiquement une belle composition en diagonale. Bref une très belle image. Bravo.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-05 4:19]

Bonjour Michel,
Un timing parfait, Michel! Image simple et bien présentée avec la disposition en diagonale de la branche sur laquelle est perché ton bel oiseau jongleur. Un arrière-plan neutre adéquat aussi.
Bonne Année à toi ausssi et merci de tes voeux.

Equilibrada, dinámica, bien enfocada y de unos colores fantásticos.
Un trabajo que atrae a primera vista Michel: enhorabuena !!
Saludos : Josep Ignasi.

hello Michel
finally I see the first one of your Mark IV shots. this is really excellent, even if 1.4TC. wonderful timing and focus. coloration of this beautiful jay and BG splendid as like exposure. POV/DOF superb. many thanks for sharing this beauty. looking forward to seeing more shots with Mark IV.
best wishes

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-05 19:37]

Hello Michel,
A superb shot of this beautifully marked and colored Jay. To capture such a neat moment when the seeds are in mid air is exceptionally attractive. Excellent detail and perfect exposure. Love the blurred BG. Well done!!

Hello Michel
What timing on this picture, excellent colors and sharpness. Excellent POV and BG
Congratulations and thanks for sharing

Hello Vanni

hear I think we have an excellent photo, all are great, really an attractive moment scene!
TFS Nasos

Hi Michel,

First of all happy new year to you & your loved ones, too. We're all glad you're back to TN on a more regular basis and we can see many more of your wonderful images.

Like this one: both the exposure and the composition are fantastic, and with this duo the other aspects must be great, too. :) Excellent sharpness, colors, pose, timing, PoV, background blur etc. etc., but which makes this pic a real stunner is the moment you managed to freeze into an image. I mean the seeds, just between the jay's bills. Incredible shot, well worth my little green star.

Congrats for the pic, I hope to see more of your work soon, best regards, László

Hello Michel!
Amazing Blue Jay! Wonderful scene and scenery. Fine lightness and brightness.
Ideal natural colours.
Perfect contrast, sharpness and focus.
Well done!

Noisy and pests at a picnic :-) great shot....sounds like great Scott....

this is a great-sharp capture, TFS Ori

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