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Copyright: Helene Provencher (chouette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 834] (3024)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-02-25
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposición: f/9.0, 1/500 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2007-03-15 21:01
Vista: 7231
Puntos: 34
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The blue jay has many voices. The most familiar is a harsh call jaay... jaay that rings loudly through the woods.
Hope you'll like this one! Thanks for comments.

Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
The blue jay is between 9 and 12 inches long. It is bright blue on top and white to gray on its throat, chest and belly. It has a gray-blue crest on its head and black and white bars on its wings and tail. Its bill, legs and feet are black. It also has a black "necklace" on its lower throat.

The blue jay can be found in southern Canada and in the United States, east of the Rock Mountains. The blue jay is migratory and northern populations will move south in the winter.

The blue jay is common in deciduous forests. It is also found in residential areas.

The blue jay is omnivorous. It eats fruits, acorns, seeds, nuts, insects, mice and frogs. Sometimes a blue jay will raid a nest for eggs and young birds. When a blue jay eats nuts, it holds the nut with its feet and cracks it open with its bill. The blue jays is a seed spreader. It often buries food to eat later. Some seeds and nuts are never recovered and grow into trees and other plants! 

The female blue jay lays four to six eggs in a nest made of sticks and twigs and lined with grass. Nests are made in trees and shrubs. The female incubates the eggs, although sometimes the male will help. The eggs incubate for about 17 days. Both parents bring the chicks food.

The blue jay is very aggressive and territorial. Groups of blue jays often attack intruders and predators. They often drive other birds away from bird feeders. The blue jay is also very vocal. It makes a number of different calls including its distinctive "jay- jay."  It also growls, whistles and chatters.

Speed: 1/500
F-stop: f/9
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure compensation: -1/3

scottevers7, jeanpaul, marhowie, JoseMiguel, GLEM, elefantino, greenpinkorange, jaycee, izler, marieproue, Aaltjie, pierrefonds ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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Hi Helene,
I like your composition and framing on this shot. An excellent exposure has rendered beautiful colors. Detail is tack sharp. This looks great.

Excellent closeup Helene, I like it.
Tack sharp with excellent DOF, color & light.
You got very close it seems..I sure wish my jays didn't spook so easily :(
Very well done & TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-16 3:00]

salut Hélène,
je croyait voir une image de JEANPAUL au début, tellement il aime cet oiseau. Ton image est absolument parfaite, netteté, harmonie des teintes, tout y est.


Amazing close up really detailed and sharp.
Good compo and notes.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-16 4:09]

Hi Helene,

An excellent shot,very well exposed and razorsharp,no nits at all,an exclusive posting TFS


Hi Helene,
absolute sharpness.. it's amazing.
lovely colors.. very nice.

Hi Helene,
Simply remarkable!
I like so much the POV and close approach to get this high quality image.
Details got are so razorsharp and clear, they're a joy to the eyes.
We can spend a long time looking at the feathers, their colors and patterns are so beautiful!
The DOF used brings to you a so beautifully blurred background.
I really like the large size of your post, the way you filled it and the frame used in the presentation.
My compliments and thanks for share it
Best regards,

Très très belle photo de ce cardinal. Une netteté impressionnante.

Salut Hélène
Belle composition, le Geai bleu est mon oiseau préféré j'aime bien ses couleurs et son vol gracieux et aisé. La pose de l'oiseau sur la neige est parfaite. Félicitations et bonne journée.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-16 10:00]

Hello Helene,
A very good portrait composition of this Blue Jay.
Very good on the details and sharpness.
Great job,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-16 12:06]

Hi Helene,

Wonderful closeup of the blue jay. Colors, pose and details are all wonderful. I love the open beak.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-28 22:19]

Hello Helene

A superb image of this blue jay.The details are sharp and well focused.The ambiance is wonderful in the snowy setting.The DOF and POV are excellent.I really like the OOF BG.A beautiful shot.TFS


Quelle belle photo, encore tous les détails et une très belle composition.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-29 13:23]

hello Helene
wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and cute blue jay. composition, point of view, depth of field, background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

I have browsed through your portfolio on previous occations and never came as far as to critique your photos. This one of the blue jay is no exception. It is beautiful. The colour blue is my favourite and I think that is the reason, I have came accross this posting of yours again today. Was looking for some blue birds.It is sharp and striking. In fact fault-less. One of those that catches the eye and attention immediately. Good work and thanks for sharing. I liked your notes as well. Please check this other blue bird. It is a totally different kind of bird than yours, but I found it quite striking.

Bonjour Hélène,

Une belle image du geai bleu, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-11-28 23:14]

Bonjour Helene!
C'est une tres belle image avec un focus bon!
Les couleurs sont belles!
J'aime beaucoup les detailles sur le plumage!

Merci et un bon week-end!

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