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Brown Jay

Brown Jay
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-06 21:13
Viewed: 3916
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brown Jay (Cyanocorax morio)

This is the first record of the Brown Jay here on TN.
I photographed this large bird in the jungles of the Yucatan.


Brown Jays vary in plumage geographically: there are two main groups. Northern birds are almost completely dark brown, with lighter brown on the underparts. Southern birds are white-bellied and have bright white tips to the outer tailfeathers. The intergrade zone is in Veracruz.

It occurs from Mexico south into Central America on the Gulf slope. The northernmost extent of the bird is on the Rio Grande in southern Texas, the lower region of the river called the Rio Grande Valley, (of Texas).

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-06 22:32]

Hello Everton,
Congratulations on this first for TN!
A fine from below capture of a Brown Jay taken with excellent sharpness and lighting to show its features well in its natural forest environment. Nice composition too.
TFS and have a good weekend,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-06 22:35]

Hi Everton.
Very attractive bird and impressive its pose. I like wonderful colouration of the feathers and precise reproduction of all its their tones and texture. Exposure of the image is spot on. I also like a scenery. Tree and nice branches with rich leaves create a fine BG for this beauty. My best wishes and kind regards.

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  • tariq Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 2] (2)
  • [2009-03-06 22:56]

clear,precise and detailed shot.TFS

Hi Everton, an excellent capture of this brown jay from a nice POV with fine composition and details.
TFS and have a nice WE!

beautiful photo and nise pose on this bird
best regards

hello Everton

Congratulations to this first time this speecies TN,
excellent photography shot with fine frontal POV,
excellent sharpness and details, i love the bird's pose,
i also love to see details on the blurred background, TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-08 9:11]

Hi Everton
Nice capture of a specie I had never seen before.I like the pose it seem that he is looking for you.Nice colors and catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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