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Ekstergaai (Calocitta formosa)

Ekstergaai (Calocitta formosa)
Photo Information
Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8040)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax FA 80-320mm/1:4.5-5.6, ISO 400
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-16 5:44
Viewed: 5268
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Calocitta
Species: C. formosa
Binomial name: Calocitta formosa

The White-throated Magpie-Jay, Calocitta formosa is a large Central American jay species. It ranges in Pacific-slope thornforest from Jalisco, Mexico to Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Magpie-jays are noisy, gregarious birds, often traveling in easy-to-find flocks, mobbing their observers.

White-throated Magpie-Jay hybridizes in Jalisco with Black-throated Magpie-Jay (C. colliei), with which it forms a superspecies.

Date/time original 14-8-2008 15:15:27
Exposure time 1/1250 s
F-number f/4.5
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Exposure bias value +1.70 eV
Metering mode Center weighted average
Flash Flash did not fire,
Focal length 180 mm
White balance Auto white balance
Quality Raw

Picture has been taken in a Birdpark "Avifauna."

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-16 10:34]

Hi Thijs.
Yes, its great in-flight shot of a beautiful bird. Excellent exposure and very nice clean colours. Timing is perfect and details/sharpness of the bird image are so impressive.
Well done and kind wishes.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-17 0:55]

merhaba thijs
güzel bir tür uçarken hem de bonuslu kadrajlamışsın
bakış açısı, zamanlama ve renkleri başarılı bir çalışma olmuş
eline sağlık

Hello Thijs,
I have seen almost all European corvid species, except for Siberian jay. I thought this colorful bird ideantic with Siberian Jay, in first view. After read your notes, it is an exotic bird, probably introduce species like parrots. You are lucky to see it and to take a its great shot in flight. Wonderful moment, great POV and focus. Eyes contact, light and colors also superb. Thanks for sharing, have a nice week

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