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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 4:51
Viewed: 2354
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) waiting patiently for a few peanuts near the feeders of the garden.
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Olá Mario,
All is beautiful and very well done.
AS usual,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-04-12 5:07]

Hi Mario,
A superb bird in absolute sharpness and excellent lighting!
A very attentive bird of the surroundings waiting for some food!
Great details in the plumage and a nice sparkle in the eye.
A very fine blurred BG to give that 3D effect.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Hello Mario,

Excellent capture of this lovely and colorful bird.
Focus is perfect and light is excellent.
Congratulations and TFS


another great image from you..great shot!


Oh wow .. amazing detail as always! Love all the visible texture in his feathers, and the little fuzzes near his beak. You've placed him perfectly in the frame. Usually I don't really like color in the frame, but in this case I think the thin blue line perfectly accentuates the color of the Jay. Great job Mario.

I really admire your capture of a Blue Jay, Mario. Beautiful colors and sharp details.

There are Blue Jays visiting our back yard but I have not yet captured a good photo of them because they are so nervous and they don't sing or give any sign of their comming.

ps: Thanks for the info on my Hawk photo.

Perfect focus and amazing details, Mario.
Great framing, colors and I love the muted BG.
It's my favorite, my friend! Congratulations!

Warm regards,
Bruno Santana

Ciao Mario,

Beautiful closeup capture from Blue Jay, while spreading its glory and charm allover!

I love the eye of the bird, shown with such razor-sharp focus, and rest of the body of the bird, is exceptionally well detailed too. Thanks for such great shot!

best regards,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-04-12 6:33]

Hi Mario,

Great work, a beautiful portrait of this Blue Jay. Well composed, sharp as a tack and a nicely blurred background.


Hi Mario.
Great capture of this wonderful bird.
Very beautiful blue color of it.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hi Mario
splendid portrait of a marvelous bird.
amazing colors.
incredible clarity of every inch.
lovely pose. nice and fitting frame.

Great Blue Jay today!
Details are crystal clear and colors are perfect!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-12 7:28]


tu sais parler aux oiseeuax, tu es un magicien de le capture, quelle merveille, ce bleu-gris, la finesse sur le plumage, la longe queue, grandisoe iamge,.

Merci et amitié


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-04-12 7:38]

Bonjour Mario
Ca fait 2 ans que j'essaie.....grrrrrrr un de ces jours je vais y arriver.
Superbe couleurs et belle presentation

Exquisite sharpness, lighting, color and clarity! Beautiful bird with a graceful pose and wonderfully presented! Wow- you managed a fill flash without scaring the bird away-Amazing! Hope you have a great day and can't wait to see your next posting....



Bonjour Mario

Superbe photo!!!
Beaux détails du plumage,belles couleurs,belle posture,belle lumière...et en prime...belle présentation!!
Bravo Mario et merci!!

Ciao Mario, lovely bird in nice pose on a fantastic blurry BG, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nokin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 110] (1385)
  • [2010-04-12 11:16]


sehr schönes Foto..Perfekt

Gruß Detlef

Bonjour Mario,
WoW! il est magnifique ce geai bleu !!
superbe cliché et présentation,
composition,couleurs ,contraste et détails..de toute beauté.

Bonjour Mario

Superbe photo et magnifiques couleurs.
Les details de ce geai bleu sont fantastiques
Félicitations Mario!!
Amicalement Florent

Hello Mario!
What a fantastic capture again and what a great quality of the image!
Perfect from all poits of view!
Love it!
Best regards!

Bonsoir Mario,

Ainsi, l'oeil attendrissant, dans son costume apprêté,
La plume fine jusqu'au bout de la queue,
il a joliment pris la pose.
Un clic et voilà on est en admiration devant ce sublime portrait.
Merveilleuses couleurs. Mes compliments.
Amitiés Yolande

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  • Pet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 14 N: 29] (381)
  • [2010-04-12 16:25]

Bonsoir Mario
Quel magnifique geai bleu ! Moi qui rêve d'en photographier un ! Les couleurs sont splendides. Les détails ne pourraient être plus net.

Boa noite Mario
You are really good:)
Incredible definitin and the bg is so good too.
Um abraço

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2010-04-12 20:01]

Salut Mario,

Superbe ce gaie bleu. Technique excellente, très belle lumière, et le "bokhe" tout simplement sublime. Chapeau


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-04-13 4:44]

Hello Mario,
Again one fabulous macro!
A composition with some interesting details and colors.
To me it looks like a painting, only good to put on the wall.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-04-13 10:33]

Ciao Mario

An exotic bird that I do not
meeting in my place!
Good close-up of the little fellow,
presented in a well balanced composition ...



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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-04-18 14:37]

Hi Mario, A very fine image of this blue jay. Birds are my favorite photos really, and it is images such as this which makes one marvel at the beauty and diversity of our feathered friends. Good crop and the DOF effect throws all the emphasis onto the subject. It's head is slightly cocked which adds life. I wish it was standing on a branch, but that is something we cannot control. TFS. Murray.

Hello dear Mario!

A good composition as you have placed the subject well in frame. The colors are vivid and produced in original tones. Focus and sharpness are good with a good bokeh in BG giving a good contrast to the subject and let it stand well in frame. Elegant frame and good light and exposure.

Best Regards,

J'écrivais à David Jessop que j'avais tout de suite reconnu son image sans en connaître l'auteur même si elle avait été prise en Australie ( et qu'il demeure à Dubai ).

Il en va de même pour celle-ci. Qualité / image griffée Mario Bélanger. Un plaisir pour les yeux.

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