Blue Jay emergency braking.

Posted by Scott Fairbairn on Fri May 14, 2021 11:32 am

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A common bird, but being under a stay-at-home order, it's hard to get out after more interesting stuff. Taken from a bag blind. Sony A1, 200-600mm, f5.6, 289mm, at ISO 5000, 1/4000sec

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by ADKShooter on Fri May 14, 2021 12:37 pm
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With shots like this, you should be staying home more often. A beautiful BIF image of the blue jay in a great position and with a green background which shows him off perfectly. Fantastic timing.

by david fletcher on Fri May 14, 2021 12:38 pm
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Fabulous timing. Lots to like in this.
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by Mary Brun on Fri May 14, 2021 1:59 pm
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Gorgeous image and magnificent flying action where you can fully appreciate the designs of all feathers.

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by John Meade on Fri May 14, 2021 4:48 pm
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Mary Brun wrote:
Gorgeous image and magnificent flying action where you can fully appreciate the designs of all feathers.

+1 Very nice. 

by Carol Clarke on Fri May 14, 2021 5:02 pm
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This may be common for you, Scott - but not for me over this side of the pond!  :)   A stunningly beautiful capture of this gorgeous jay, superb detail and colour,  and such a wonderful in-flight pose.  Amazing image!  I Love it!

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by Ron Day on Fri May 14, 2021 7:52 pm
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Exceptional shot, Scott. Love the wing and tail spread! Wow!

by Karl Egressy on Sat May 15, 2021 11:19 am
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Killing pose, excellent quality and detail, Scott. I'm sure you enjoy all the new and updated features on the A1.
Most people like common birds. As some of my customers phrased it referring to the Bird picture: "It talks to me"
When I was selling my pictures a few years back, 95% of my sale was common birds.
I like common birds. In fact Blue Jays and Gray Jays got me into serious bird photography beside the Owls.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun May 16, 2021 5:31 am
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Maybe a common bird, but not a common pose! You really nailed the action. I think Blue Jays are really beautiful birds, and I forget that sometimes. Thanks for the stunning reminder!
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by Jerry Merrell on Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:07 pm
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Nothing common about this. Exceptionally nice flight shot. Congrats.

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