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New Year's Blue Jay

New Year's Blue Jay
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Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Happy New Year 2008, Karen's Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 5:11
Viewed: 2193
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy 2008 to all Treklens friends!

Taken last month outside one of our windows, this blue jay seems to be looking over her shoulder at me, seemingly asking where more food might be. Shot through double-paned glass, not in direct light. To make the most of the jay's colors, I tarnished the colors of the feeder box and pole, as well as most of the background, leaving only the bottom left corner untarnished.

Best wishes for a year that is filled with growth, happiness, and health.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-01 5:24]

Hello Karen,
Mad color gradation. Class picture, pleases me very well.
Happy new Year.

Very simple, elegant and classic in composition and colouring

Happy New Year Karen
and compliments on a shot well done.
at this moment in Montreal / Canada ..hoping to 'shoot'a few birds
even bought a bird feader .. but unlucky so far..
Again happy 2008 .. also for our other TL member your cute daughter Mandie
and ofcourse the complete 'Beall-gang'

Bye from Canada

John T

Hello Karen,
WOW, you got blue jay there :-)
Nice capture, and composition.
Wish you and all your family very best of 2008.

Very lovely blueish tones on this bluejay. Great DOF, sharpness, lighting, and off-centered composition.
Well done Karen!
Happy new year.

Happy new year to you too.....very nice shot..tfs

Happy New Year Karen,
This is a fitting image for the New Year! The Blue Jay is also my favorite bird, as is the Stellar Jay. Excellent framing and a good catch through your window.
Best to you and your family for the next year...

Excellent result Karen considering it was taken through the glass. Lovely colour, well composed and nice PP work. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Photos of 2007’

I love blue jays...except in summer...

Hello Karen,
Did you notice the look that he gives you?
You most likely forgot to fill the feeder...
And I wish that a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-02 5:30]

Hi Karen...
I Wishing you a Happy Holidays and a most Wonderful 2008-th...

Very nice portrait of Blue Jay - obviously sweet and cute..!
Well done, well presented...
Rgd. George

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-01-02 13:24]

Hi Karen

Beautiful shot of this gorgeous bird. Excellent focus, lovely details and well composed



Hi Karen,
Happy New Year! great close up shot of a pretty bird! I love blue jays myself :o)

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-04 3:55]

Hola Karen,
excelente trabajo y bella captura...
hermosos colores bello plumaje,
y buen 2008.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-04 6:58]

Hello Karen,
Very interesting macro, a good organization also. Large composition owing to you. Excellent one sharp details and good observation.
Happy New Year.
My compliment.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-04 17:23]

Hello Karen,

You have beautifully captured a charming attraction of the nature. Little blue brid is looking great. Fine composition and excellent point of view. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Nice contrast and sharpness for shooting through window glass. Very good composition and even a nice catchlight in the eye.
Ya done good......

Happy New Year Karen!

They disappeared from our bird feeeders these flying smurfs (^_^). Great catch specially it is watching you , us. I might only suggest ( to be honest ) , I would have taken the red from the shot ( desaturate the red from the shot except from your subject). The remaining red dots are a bit distracting . Just my humble opinion.

I wish you a great year of photo hunting and sharing in 2008 !

Hi Karen,

Beautiful shot, with great detail and colors. The DOF is great, the tight composition excellent. I am sure that we will see grand things from you in the future, bravo!

Hi Karen,
Nice shot of the Jay...they can be tough to shoot as they spook easily. Nice pose and not bad for detail. Your PS work along with the nice OOF'ed background certainly allows all the attention to be on the Jay. Nice shooting Karen.

Thanks for the comments on my photo

Hello Karen

excelent capture, beautiful colors of bird and good sharpness
good work
best regards

Peter Lundgren

Very beautiful photo of the bird

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