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|Blue Jay on my Patio come and get peanuts, they do like them a lot!|
Did you know that the blue jay is really brown? it is a light thing..
Melanin, the same pigment found in human hair and skin, is a brown pigment – and it is the pigment found in Blue Jay feathers.
Why, then, do they appear blue?
Bird colouration is produced in a variety of ways, of which pigmentation is just one. The blue appearance of many blue birds is due to refraction – a light scattering phenomenon. The barb structure of Blue Jay feathers is such that, when light hits them, the blue light is refracted while the other wavelength of visible light are absorbed by the melanin, making them look blue
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Very good use of DOF.
A lovely "blue Jay" in the middle of midday-blue by 3D-details also excellent BG well done JACLINE ALICE