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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
Photo Information
Copyright: Fernando Simoes (fern) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (446)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-30 16:32
Viewed: 1600
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the Blue Jay are recognized.
The Blue Jay mainly feeds on nuts and seeds such as acorns, soft fruits, arthropods, and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, though it sometimes hawks insects from the air. It builds an open cup nest in the branches of a tree, which both sexes participate in constructing. The clutch can contain two to seven eggs, which are blueish or light brown with brown spots. Young are altricial, and are brooded by the female for 812 days after hatching. They may remain with their parents for one to two months.

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Hello Fernando
very nice capture of this Blue Jay.
good composition with great colour.
best wishes,
have a nice weekend.

Hello Fernando
很漂亮的鳥 第一次見到 很新奇
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-31 7:44]

Una foto con un color azul muy natural y una profundidad de campo muy buena para mostrar toda la escena. Enhorabuena. Saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-31 12:07]

Hello Fernando,
The blue Jay is a photgenic bird..and your picture is no exception. I like the natural green surroundings you integrated into the picture and which makes a perfect colour-contrast to the birds blue colour.
Well seen.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-31 15:19]

Hi Fernando,beautiful capture of this interesting specie,a very good quality of details and colors and a nice composition too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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