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A Blue Jay 10
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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: 2007-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8.8, 1/620 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ! Jays, !BJ ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 20:06
Viewed: 5230
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Blue Jay -

Cyanocitta cristata

Size: 11-12½"
Bright blue above with blue crest,black face marks and black and white pattern in wings.

Voice: harsh "jay-jay" and a variety of other calls

Range: East of the Rockies from southern Canada to Florida

Another member of our favorite birds list.
These very active and aggressive birds are at times very comical to watch. They seem to be especially fond of peanuts and sunflower seeds.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-22 21:11]
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Bonjour Jean Paul!

Bravo pour cette belle prise,toujours interessant de voir sur photo ce magnifique oiseau.Il paraît que tu part dans nord à ton camp.Je te souhaite un bon voyage et j'espère que tu auras reçus ton appareil photo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-22 21:39]

Hello Jeanpaul

A lovely blue jay shot.The details are sharp and the colours are vivid.Well composed and focused.A super effort.TFS


Bonjour JeanPaul
Another gorgeous portrait of your stock bird. In fact this is the second #10 ;) I'm not sure how you tell them apart, eh!

Wonderful portrait! I like the composition. The surrounding is fabulous. Thanx for sharing! Jay

Hello Jeanpaul, good tight composition, sharp detail, nice angle, DOF looks good. TFS rgds Necip.

This is another nice shot of this lovely bird. I enjoy all the different settings you photograph these birds in. You seem to have mastered this exposure.

Evelynn : )

Hi Jean-Paul, another great crisp shot of the Jay. The detail and colour of this feathers and that eye are very good. I would have preferred if he was facing out, with his head in front of the out of focus background instead of the tree, but that might be asking a bit much. Very nice.

Thanks, John

Great shot JP,
nice solors, light and details.
(pts later)

Hi Jeanpaul,
I love this bird, the colour and the pose, a wonderful shot with excellent sharpness.
I wish I also could see such a bird, but we don't have them here in Germany.
Thanks and greeting
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Jeanpaul,

One of my favorite birds, nicely captured and exposed with good details.


hello JP
encore un geai bleu aussi beau que les autres et surtout bien plus beau que les moineaux de chez nous!!!
tres bonne capture colorée
bravo et merci

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-02-23 4:55]

The Blue Jay is beautiful. You have caught this one very well. Such rich colours and details in the feathers. Lovely composition and POV.

Please take more!


Hi JeanPaul,
Great quality soft light. The colors and detail in the plumage are excellent. A nice pose sitting in the Pine tree.

Hi Jeanpaul...
Once again a great Jay portrait.
A minor nit is white areas which have partially no detail.
But forget that one;-)

hi jeanpaul!
beautiful picture with
very good quality and
really nice lightning!
well done!

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-23 10:20]

Bonjour JP
Excellente composition de ce sujet très photogénique, bravo pout le cabrage les couleurs la netteté et les notes.
Amicalement Robi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-23 11:24]

Hi Jeanpaul,

It's wonderful to see another of your Bluejays. This one is as beautiful as the others - fantastic colors, details, pose, and expression. I hope there are more.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-23 13:41]

Another great shot JeanPaul

I love the catchlight on the eye, stunning colours, lovely details on the feathers. Excellent POV and DOF



Excellent coloured presentation Jeanpaul.
Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Jeanpaul, wonderful bird, great colors and splendid details, lovely pose, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

bonjour JP
geai deja vu cet oiseau quelque part il me semble!!
parfaite comme les autres.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-24 4:51]
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Hello Jean Paul,
Wonderful capture of this blue jay.Clear details,POV,sharpness,glisten eyes,framing and composition are excellent.Have a great weekend!

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-24 5:17]

Bonjour Jean-Paul,
Your blue jay series continues to impress me. This one looks so contemplative-pondering, pondering... Great sharpness and exposure bringing out the beauty of the bird.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-24 10:37]

Hi Jeanpaul

Another of your beautiful Blue Jay shots, I do love these wonderful birds, superb composition, POV and I like the pose, the Jay looks like it deep in thought, perfect exposure and beautiful colours and lighting too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-01 2:54]
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Hi JeanPaul

I have said it before and when I see such a stunning photo of this gorgeous little bird I will say it once again; this is loose-hands one of my all time favourite passerines. We don’t have them around here where I stay so I can only see and appreciate these beauties here on TN or on the web.

This is a superb shot of the blue jay with excellent sharpness and splendid colours. The composition is wonderful and the exposure was spot-on with only a small area of pure white plumage at the vent that resulted in a little OE. You made good use of the tree as substitute BG.

Well done and TFS.

Hello Jeanpaul,

A great shot of a beautiful bird, "The Blue Jay" Sharp with fine details. Colorfull and a very nice composition. Good POV and BG. Regards and TFS Bob

Bonjour Jean-Paul,

Une belle image de ce geai bleu, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


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