Published: Wednesday 22nd of September 2004 12:02:49 AM
Lou Ann Aepelbacher
I have never seen a blue jay with a dark head like this (although, I must admit that I know next to NOTHING about birds!!) What a cool pic!! Did you try cropping it closer? Just curious as to what it might look like.....
Such unusual colors! How ever did you capture this?
Wils Nice one. Isn't it amazing the expertise that such a huge audience brings to this website. Not surprised someone would know the exact species of bird. The blue color and detail are very nice.
The unsharp foreground allows the bird to triumph not only with his colours but with his sharpness too! RE (BTW Then and now a bird I agree, but with butterflies you should hold you back :-))
Stellar (sorry) image Wilson. Nice work.
Lovely guy, I like the "environment" as well.
What is that beautiful bird?
Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
Wilson Nice color and detail. Much prettier than my bluejays.
Stellars Jay, what a beauty!
Love that blue color! So, do I have competition with my bird shots now?? I hope you used the "Slonaker" method and took this shot in your sleepwear and slippers!
I was going to say, watch out Kim here comes Wilson. Wilson, the blue really POPS. Using the old timers method of taking pictures...with a roll of film!
Thanks for all your feedback so far... Lou Ann: I didn't try to crop any tighter. Figured to show some environment. Should probably do so, shouldn't I? Regina: Our kids and visitors were feeding him, so he got pretty close. Kim: You're scaring me. ^_^ I don't think I'll go that far. Howard: Not even close, mate. I get like couple bird shots a year, while Kim is sort of animal magnet. She probably fires off half a dozen an hour! ^_^ Greg: Steller Jay, huh? I'm no bird expert, so thanks.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your kind feedback. Although Greg had already deleted his comment (don't know why,) but I thank him for the bird i.d., and with my 8-year-old's bird chart, I hereby confirm that it is indeed a Steller's Jay. ^_^
Paul, Wow, that is indeed insisting. May be it has a family of 5 to feed? Thanks for your confirmation. ^_^
Sounds just like my exwife.
Ken, very funny. ^_^
"Pearching Blue Jay" Chirp, Chirp.... Would appreciate your feedback. Obviously this is so, "Slonaker," so I'll go ahead and dedicate this one to Kim. ^_^