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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
Photo Information
Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 19:30
Viewed: 2771
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a North American jay, a bird with predominantly lavender-blue to mid-blue feathering from the top of the head to midway down the back. There is a pronounced crest on the head. The colour changes to black, sky-blue and white barring on the wing primaries and the tail. The bird has an off-white underside, with a black collar around the neck and sides of the head and a white face.
Blue Jays reside over a very large area of the eastern side of North America from northest Newfoundland to southest Florida, western Texas and Midwestern United States, and north to central Alberta. It is mainly a bird of mixed woodland, including American beech and various oak species, but also of parks and gardens in some towns and cities. West of the Rockies, it is replaced by the closely related Steller's Jay.
Its food is sought both on the ground and in trees and includes virtually all known types of plant and animal sources, such as acorns and beech mast, weed seeds, grain, fruits and other berries, peanuts, bread, meat, eggs and nestlings, small invertebrates of many types, scraps in town parks and bird-table food.

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Hi Lawhill,
it is very nice composition and colourful. especially eyes contact great.
well done

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-05-22 21:36]

A very beautiful bird...Great colors, clarity, focus and POV...It is a great pose...We fear seeing a dead one here because they are major carriers of West Nile Virus :(
Anyway, A great capture and informative note...

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-22 22:44]

great pose, a little dark, nice focus seems to have a color cast

Hello Lawhill, very nice capture of this beautiful Jay, marvelous collors and details, great POV and BG..well done..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-23 10:34]

Hi Lawhill,

I love the pose on this jay - the way he is cocking his head. Nice colors, details and eye contact.


Hi Lawhill,
Is this one seducing or what?:-)
Very good sharpness and composition.

Well taken, love the angle of the pose, good detail.


great head-cock pose!
Interesting background...looks like the leaves are blowing in the wind.

These are mean little birds and usually attack my cats! ha ha

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-23 23:02]

Hello Lawhill

I like the inquisitive pose you captured.Very good details and focus.The shot is well composed.Very good POV,he is looking right into your camera.TFS


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