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Bue jay


Bue jay
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Copyright: Wentzel Lee (lawentzel) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 15:11
Viewed: 2921
Points: 0
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About the shot:
Recently received a new camera lens as a graduation gift. This is one of my first pictures with that lens. I was sitting inside and took this picture through a window. Some tweaking to the end picture were needed to get the colors more vivid.

About the bird: (per wikipedia)
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, though western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white breast 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 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 before leaving the nest.


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