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My first blue gai

My first blue gai
Photo Information
Copyright: Sebastien Bouchard (odin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED-IF
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 14:43
Viewed: 5380
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is my first blue geai, it is funny because i had many blue geai in my backyard. But i never be able to shoot one of then. But today i got'it, with the help of peanuts and my 4 years old son.
I think blue geai don't need presentation!
weather cloudy with swon
Raw format,
300 mm f/4
shuffle speed 1/500s at f/8
exposure correction -0,3 IL
speed light, correction -0,7 IL
Iso 200
I use nikon capture to convert raw to tiff
In photoshop, crop a little bit and reseize to 800 pixels and convert RVG colors mode to sRVG

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-08 14:48]

Hello Sebastiaan , Fantastic shot from the blue bird , good compositie pov details colours sharpnes , very good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

hello Sébastien

really a beautiful photograph I like much cheer


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-08 14:57]

Great first capture of so beautiful blue gai Sebastien with amazing point of view and colors.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

It is a very attractive shot with the great contrast between the bird and your environment.

Bonjour Sebastien,
You got a very clear and sharp image of this Blue Jay, with excellents details.
I like the illumination and contrast created by the snow.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-01-08 15:11]

Hi Sebastien,
Awesome shot, with very vibrant colours and pin sharp detail, especially in showing the texture of the snow. Beautifully composed and well framed

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-08 15:26]

Bonjour Sebastien,

Une belle prise ici,les couleurs du Geai sont éclatantes et les détails du plumage sont parfaits.
Félicitations et bonne année à vous et vos proches.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-01-08 15:35]

bardzo ladna fotka, widac przyneta zadzialala
gratuluje i pozdrawiam

Excellent capture; brilliant markings!

Only one suggestion: trim the out-of-focus foreground.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-08 16:30]

Lovely capture of this Blue Jay. He certainly has a mouthful. Lovely pose, POV and details



Lovely shot of this blue bird, nicely captured.
I like very much the situation with the flying snow flakes.
I wonder what he is thinking... what are this strange nuts and what are they doing on the top of the snow? :)
Regards, Felipe.

Salut Sebastien,
Excellent image.Les couleurs et les détails sont super,aussi la composition.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-08 18:03]

Hola Sebastien.- Que bella foto, colores muy naturales que contrastan con la nive y el azul de este pequeño, el detalle en su pico es exelente. Luis52.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-08 20:44]

Hello Sebastien,
I like very much this image. It's a very dynamic capture, taken from interesing "ground" perspective with superb exposure in very difficult light conditions.
Great job!
Best greetings,

Hi Sebastien

High quality shot. Beautiful colour tones and perfect composition. Thank you! :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-09 4:45]

Hi Sebastien

What a charming capture!
The pose you caught it in here is simply amazing and adorable!
All the details are clear and sharp, the lighting is excellent and the fill-in effect of the flash is impeccable controlled.
Also the colors are lovely and well saturated, the low POV is excellent and the DOF is great!
A beautiful composition!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sebastien,
Good image indeed.
Do like it.
That said...
would have cloned the blurred peanut at the edge as it is distracting IMhO; I think it would enhance the beautiful image.

hi Sebastian, excelent shot. Fantastic composition and POV

Salut Sébastien,
Il est beau et bien détaillé ce geai. J'aime bien les reflets du flash sur ce bleu (qui est en fait du noir mais bon, ça s'est une autre histoire;) et cette belle luminosité créé par la neige. La composition est bonne mais en effet l'avant-plan aurait pu être coupé un peu c'est pourquoi j'ai indiqué ce WS "utile". J'ai déjà essayé les arachides moi aussi juste pour voir mais j'ai dû arrêter, ils viraient fous... J'en ai tellement naturellement qu'avec les arachides, ils viennent presque agressifs et ils viennent en trop grand nombre. Comme ils errent naturellement à chaque jour dans les parages, je n'ai pas vraiment besoin de ça pour les attirer.

Belle photo et félicitations pour ton premier geai, tu dois être content ;)

beautilful bird!
sharp and with good pov and i like
the snow here and that he has nuts
in his peak
well done!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-26 16:02]

Sebastien, what a debut.

I like exposue and action a lot.

Great pov, great moment.

Hi Sebastian,
Great action capture, I like it!
Very good sharpness, detail, DOF, colors, and exposure..Excellent POV too :)
Very well done mf.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-04-22 10:31]

Good shot. Good colors and composition.TFS,

Beautifull capture of this blue little preety guy.Well done.Regards.Alin.

Hi Sebastien,
The colours of your photo are amazing! Very lively photo, excellent clarity and sharpness!

Andreas Paradisis

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