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At the Zoo : Blue Jay

By minainerz
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This is not a captive bird, despite the title. I did shoot it at the zoo, so I thought it would be a bit disingenuous to just label it Blue Jay.

Nevertheless, I just managed to get a good shot of this cute little bird while wandering around on a backwoods path.
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954x702px 78.81 KB
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Focal Length
280 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 1, 2004, 10:47:21 AM
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Nice shot, terrific DOF :) Quite a colorful fellow, too. Birds are so twitchy that it's often hard to get a shot like this as I'm sure you already know!
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Thanks for the comment. I got lucky; I wasn't shooting anything at this point. Just walking from one point in the zoo to the other. I noticed it, put the camera up and shot - and then it flew away. Luckily, the one shot was just perfect on the framing. Whew!
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I love how brightly blue the feathers on his wingtips and tail are. Nice shot. Worthy of a national geographic article I'd say.
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Hey, if they want to offer me a job, I wouldn't turn them down. ;)
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Turn the job down, that is. Heh...
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Few people would :D
covrigel's avatar
awesome shot i love how the background is blurred and the bird's vibrant colors are so bright :+fav:
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Thanks for the compliment! Be sure to check out my Animal Shots diary entry to see the rest of my animal shots. :)
alone-am-i's avatar
nice shot :)
with my 16-bit color it looks like a painting =P
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I'm glad it is smooth enough to have that look. Yay!
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