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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !BJ ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 9:11
Viewed: 6615
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Blue Jay
(Cyanocitta cristata)

It would be hard to overlook the Blue Jay in Quebec. Its broad, yet distinctive repertoire of songs, its bold coloration, and it's distribution in nearly all forested habitats of Southern Quebec make this species known to wilderness campers and suburban dwellers alike. Although originally an inhabitant of wilderness areas, the Blue Jay has adapted well to human-dominated landscapes, and commonly dominates bird feeding stations. Although its diet is mostly plant materials such as seeds, nuts, and berries, the Blue Jay is actually an omnivore; insects, small mammals, amphibians, fish, and even the eggs and young of other birds round out the Blue Jay's diet.

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heureuse de revoir un geau bleu et toujours aussi joli que les autres, bons détails et excellents bg
bravo et merci

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-12 9:32]

Hello JeanPaul,
This one is at least as good as your other Blue Jay shots, once again showing how the snow can reflect additional light from below to create a fine effect.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Jeanpaul,

A great capture of this blue jay,only when I saw this shot I had a feeling to turn the picture 90 CCW and get a vertical composition,so I had a try as ws,well done and TFS


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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-02-12 10:02]

Nice pic.
I love the details and the colors. The natural setting is nice as well.
Classic diagonal composition.
Good job!

Soft colours, amazing drawing Jeanpaul.
Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Great atmosphere. tfs. Stev

Your Blue Jays are always a delight to watch, JP.
This is a lovely image again with perfect POV, DOF, colors and sharpness.
Well done and regards.

hi jeanpaul,
another fine shot of blue jay,
composed nicely with good pov & dof,
lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-12 10:55]

Hi Jeanpaul,
Again another magnificent shot of this cute blue jay.
Beautiful colors and pose.
Great job.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-12 11:02]

Hello Jean Paul,
Very nice capture again, Ilike the POV and BG, sharpness and colours.

Hello JeanPaul,
This Blue Jay is really tidy with that pure white plumage. The blue color also very deep. Perfect timing and shooting technique. Magnificent picture and enjoy viewing so much.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-12 11:33]

Hi Jeanpaul,

Another one of your beautiful bluejays. Lovely colors, pose and a pretty background.


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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-02-12 11:45]

Beautiful bird and beautiful picture
best wishes, marcin

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-02-12 11:56]

Hi Jeanpaul,

Great picture of this bird.
Great color, position and lighting


bon allez,boudez pas!!
il est tout simplement parfait ce geai,je ne peux la encore qu'etre jaloux.
bravo et merci pour ce cliché;

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-12 12:18]

Bonjour Jean Paul
Excellente pour le sujet, le cadrage, la netteté et les couleurs. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-12 12:19]

Hi Jean Paul.
Once more your amazing portrait of this beautiful bird. Richness of the scenery is simply impressive. Wonderful combination of pictured objects. My English is so poor that I cannot express all my admiration. BRAVO and my best regards.

bonjour jean paul

toujours aussi superbe très belle netteté et couleurs superbement bien cadrée ces toujours un plaisir de venir voir tes photos bravo


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-02-12 14:04]

Beautiful bird. The colours are lovely, great compositon POV and DOF. Charming



Hi Jeanpaul,
Very good one; great detail and sharpness.
Nice compo with busy and beautiful background.

Blue jay is beautiful!! Wonderful blue tones and this one is a great friend in the snowy days to you. Nice pov and true choice of framing.
Thank you!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-12 15:56]

Hi JeanPaul,
Another great capture of the jay, colors and details are superb as always, I really like the background on this shot.

Extremely beautiful, luminescent colors and a wonderful pose! Great work!

Hola Jeanpaul,
Bonita imagen con excelente nitidez y bellos colores, además de una bonita pose y fondo muy natural. Saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-12 23:24]

Hello Jeanpaul

The bluejay expert.Another wonderful composition in a natural setting.The colours are well saturated and the details are superb.TFS


Belle photo,ce geait bleu est très beau et votre photo rend bien ses couleursles détails sont superbes. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Jean-Paul, another excellent Blue Jay shot from you. The detail and colour are as always very good, with a great composition. The snow on the spruce is a very nice touch.

Thanks, John

Hello JP,
A pretty bird with a funny expression!
Great colours and details are reproduced, the plumage is impressive...
Good point of view and a lovely composition!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-13 3:30]

Bonjour Jean-Paul,
Je craignais que ton geai bleu ne mange ma mouche! Comme elle est toujours là, je viens lui faire mes compliments pour sa beauté. Magnifique cadrage, excellentes couleurs. Ah, ces geais bleus, c'est vraiment très spécial.
Bonne journée

Salut Jean-Paul,
C'est une autre superbe capture de ce geai. J'aime beaucoup sa pose, l'exposition, la composition et les détails. Cette petite lumière dans son oeil est magnifique. Bravo!

Hi Jeanpaul
Nice shot.
Very good sharpness & amazing colours.
I like it.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-13 13:33]

You've caught it in a really wonderful pose, JeanPaul! Superb colours and details!!

Hi dear jeanpaul ,
great image as always.
i live this color , blue.
very nice sharpness and great details.
well composed.

thanks and regards

Hello JeanPaul,

What a great capture! This magnificent bird is almost impossible to look bad in a picture!
The composition is very good even if the bird is placed more or less in the center of the frame. You worked around this by having the jay's head off the center, close to the right third of the image. The colors are brilliant and the contrast is great. Excellent blue-white-black combination! The details are excellent and sharpness is very good. One minor thing though, I would have preferred a softer backgound but I think this was impossible to achieve in those conditions.
The image was very well exposed, with details clearly visible in both highlights and shadows and the catchlights in the eye of the blue jay are an asset. The frame is also appropriate and compliments your picture. Congratulations and TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-14 14:04]

Beautiful shot of the Blue Jay Jeanpaul. Lovely eye contact and Pose. Nice close up shot with great details. Stunning colours. Excellent POV



Bonjour Jean-Paul,
Ta visite sur ma galerie me donne l'occasion de découvrir la tienne particulièrement attrayante par la quantité et sa qualité.
Je trouve l'attitude de cet oiseau particulièrement attachante parce que sereine avec ces belles couleurs et cette multitude de détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Wonderful photos with birds! I like all, it's difficult to say that one is more beautiful than an other.
Best regards,

Bonjour Jean-Paul,

Une bonne prise de vue de ce geai bleu sur la branche, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hi Jean Paul,
Your Blue Jay is really a cool one! what a splendid colors, details, really NICE ! TFS.

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