Monday, 24 June 2013

Jay Days

The Jay
Garrulus glandarius

45 comments:

Maria said...

It's adorable and what good light and colour!

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

Wonderful captures of a colourful bird. Its rust-red blush on its chest and sides match that of the tree bark in the background. I wonder if this is part of the bird's innate camouflage tactics.

TexWisGirl said...

your jays are so different than ours. they are spectacular (as are these shots!) keep 'em coming all year! :)

marijke said...

What did you do to the bird that is moddeling so beautiful for you. Great photo's Sonijia

Giga said...

Cudowna seria zdjęć ślicznego ptaka. Pozdrawiam.
A wonderful series of photos of cute bird. Yours.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Jay, cheers.

S. Etole said...

Your jays have such soft colors. Beautiful.

Linda said...

Marvelous pictures! Is he as garrulous as his name suggests?

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, Sonjia, really excellent images. I have never succeeded in photographing the Jay so fantastic as you did. I enjoyed to look at thesepictures. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:)This is a juvenile Jay, quite small by Jay standards. As it was in dappled shade I did lighten and then added contrast to get more definition.

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Stiletto ElsiXie
Thank you my friend:=)It does seem like good camouflage, so you could be right.

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TexWisGirl
Thank you Theresa:=)So pleased you want to see more shots.) They are lovely birds, and it would be a shame not to share their beauty.

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marijke

Há há=) I sing him a song ofcourse!!! Thank you Marijke:)

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Giga
Thank you Giga:) I am taking advantage of the opportunity to photograph the new Jays that have taken up residence around here. More to come!!

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Bob Bushell
It is a juvenile Jay with very bright plumage.
Cheers Bob:)

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S. Etole
Hi Susan:) They do vary in colour, according to the light. I believe our Jays are a lot diferent from the ones in the US.

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Linda
Thank you Linda:) His squawking can be heard at a great distance. He's loud for sure, but I don't think he is more garrulous than other birds.

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Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:) It's only since I started putting out food for them twenty yrs ago, that I have been able to get these shots from inside my hide.

I hope you are enjoying your garden, and that everything is blooming beautifully:)

Barbara said...

My goodness is this fab, I have seen a Blue Jay but not this color before. Thanks for sharing something new to me.

Len said...

As said previously, quite different from the English variety. Ours are less coloured and seen rarely in my garden.Fortunately it is getting warmer so they may visit my bird feeders and bird baths.
LEN

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi .. Beautiful photos .. I love Jay.. greetings.

Rita Vaselli said...

The Summer shines(sweet shadow and sweet light...) in these pictures!
Lovely birds in lovely garden...I wish be there!
Warm hugs,Rita.

Breathtaking said...

Barbara
Thank you Barbara:)The strange light contributed to the heightened colour of this Jay.
They do not usually have such a deep blush in strong sunlight.

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Len
Not all Jays are the same colour. Most are like you see in the UK. I will be posting more photos of Jays as I have taken dozens of photos of them this year.

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Ana Minguez Corella
Hi Ana:) They are such beautiful birds, I love them also. They are quite heavy on the peanuts though!

Nancy said...

The detail and the beauty of your jays is incredible....perfection.....

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Rita Vaselli
Hi Rita:) Thank you dear, I love the way the sunrays play on the tree bark also.
Warm Hugs e beijinhos.

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Nancy
Thank you Nancy, so pleased you like them. Hope all is well!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What amazing captures :)

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Optimistic Existentialist
Thank you Keith! Always appreciate your visits:)
Have a nice weekend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What kind of camera did you use if I may ask?

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Optimistic Existentialist

Hi! When I took these photos I used my Nikon Coolpix 500 with a Nikon 36x optical Nikkor zoom lens.

Carol said...

Vivid photography! Beautiful. I love the natural and simple feeder too. Thank you for your very kind words.

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Carol
Hi Carol! Nice to see you here and thank you for your generous comment. Have just had two wooden bird tables made also!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow Jay is a pretty bird! This is one adorable bird :-D Thanks for all these great shots as well. Happy photographing and sharing these lovely birds in your ecosystem!

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Stephanie
Thank you Stephanie:)Kind of you to say so, and I'm so pleased you like the Jay.

Linda said...

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS series of photos!!

Mary Brown said...

I have to repeat myself: beautiful photos, very well achieved. Kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you so much:) The Jay can be a bit of a bully but he is very nice to look at:)

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Linda
Thank you Linda:) I was pleased with the result, because this juvenile was such a lovely colour.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Fantastic jay photos

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Julie Hargreaves
Thank you for passing by and leaving a nice comment Julie:)

Ferlynx said...

Muy bien pllado el Arrendajo, un arazo.

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Ferlynx
Thank you for your visit and your nice comment:)

Breathtaking said...

Ferlynx
Thank you for your visit and your nice comment:)

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