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Jay after bath

Jay after bath
Photo Information
Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-03 11:55
Viewed: 3251
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
SPECIES: Garrulus Glandarius (lat.) // Eurasian Jay (en.) // Gaita (ro.)

OTHER IMAGE INFO: iso 400; flash off; handheld;

COMMENTS: It was a hot day of spring and this Jay was bathing.
@later edit: ... so i started the entire workflow from scratch.

Thank you very much to MartinL for giving me the idea to improve this picture, and Canon`s programmers for putting 10 steps of NR in they`r DPP :) .

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-07-03 14:03]

Hello Anghel,
This is a great image, I like it a lot. Excellent light and colours and the background and foreground around the bird are beautiful. Great overall exposure, good detail in the plumage and a nice clear view of the eye. I think a little more space at the bottom would make this even better. Great work.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-07-03 17:01]

Hi Anghel
Lovely image with wonderful color,light
and nice detail
tfs jon

This picture really caught my eye! You've done an amazing job here, everyhting worked out perfectly! I did see that the shot was dark but that is always fixable, especially if you shoot in Raw mode! The pastel colours in the background and the flowers all compliment the colour of the Jay! Amazing capture!


Hello Anghel,

First time I've seen your work, congratulations on a wonderful image, superb colours. Love that light really well framed and composed, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)


Sorry I didn't comment on this image sooner but I was quite busy. I think you've done a great job with this shot - the post processing brings out the full beauty of this bird. Like I said before, it is a great shot, it is very nicely composed, the background is excellent and pose is spot on. Great work. I am glad you've re-posted this one.

Best Regards,


Very picturesque; I like the ruffled look of the bird and the way you have framed the shot with the foliage. The colouring of the bird goes well with the environment in which you have photographed it. Well done on your post-processing work, everything about the image looks great.

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