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White-throated Magpie-Jay

White-throated Magpie-Jay
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-21 11:09
Viewed: 2347
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was excited to capture a shot of this unique looking White-throated Magpie Jay while visiting my daughter in Nicaragua. I must say, like other jay species, they are very loud and noisy birds most of the time.

This particular bird was photographed one morning while we were staying on a volcanic island. The sun had just risen and the birds were sounding off with all the gusto they could muster up. I believe there was a nest nearby, as I could hear what sounded like young calling out to their parents while being fed.

The size of this particular species is quite stunning when your used to seeing our Eastern Blue Jays back home. The overall colors are pretty much the same as our Blue Jays, but the attractive head crest and long tail is certainly something to be admired.

For more info on this bird click here

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-21 11:13]

Hi Ron,
I only know this bird from bird parks. You got a wonderful opportunity to photograph this beauty in these conditions. Splendid light with a great white balance and beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness and a pose with the head in your direction. Very good DOF and composition. A beauty!

Ciao Ron, great capture ol lovey bird in nice pose, wobbderful natutal colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio


Hello Ron-It was really a nice time in Nicaragua,I think.Different kind beautiful bird....This one is very beautiful.Like its Hair style.Well framed this bird.Nice colour and sharpness.Well managed BG.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hi Ron,
Great image. Composition, DoF and framing are second to none, just like sharpness. Beautiful pose of the bird as well. Seems a very little overexposed on 2 very small spots (one around the neck and one on the tail), but it doesn't ruin overall view, the pic as a whole is excellent. Congratulations and best regards, László

Lucky that you have a daughter to visit :) A very good bird and photo indeed. Best,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-06-22 4:05]

Hi Ron,
Good POV and composition ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Ron,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
真是奇異的品種 非常地美麗奪人目光
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Brilliant capture of this exotic Jay from Nicaragua, Ron. Apart from that very becoming head crest, I like the black ring on its white chest.
The bird does seem to be in a happy mood in the early morning hours.
Thanks for sharing another super image from your visit to that country.

beautiful and colorful bird in good lighting. nice background and excellent position. tfs.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-22 12:44]

Hi Ron,

Excellent capture of the bird, the détails of the plumage are superb.
Perfect pose for the composiiton , very good colors and sharpness.
My best regards.
John vantighem

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-23 0:23]

Hi Ron
this is a wonderful capture of the magpie. Special composition of long tail and lovely colors and its details.
The clarity is splendid.
Very lively presentation.


Hi Ron, Great portrait of this beautiful bird. They are quite big when compared to the ones in the states, and yes, they are very loud. :)

Bonjour Ron,
Une trčs belle attitude du sujet saisie dans une bonne composition ŕ l'instant décisif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-24 8:50]

Hi Ron,how is nice and elegant this specie! One of the most beautiful birds of your gallery,and the pic is truly fantastic,perfect exposure,great detail and magnificent colors,very very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-24 10:35]

Hi Ron,
Nice shot of a beautiful Jay.
Amazing colors,good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron

I first read the bird's name : « White-throated Magpie-Jay »
before opening the photo, when I opened and saw the bird,
I said myself « in North America there is exotic
birds like this ? » and then I saw the place
where the photo is taken and I read your notes.

Excellent photo with fine POV and appropriate framing,
obtaining the bird's eye-contact with you
and with the catch-light rendering the photo
more and more beautiful, TFS


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