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: Christopher Newton (chrisnewton) (82)
: Animals
: 2007-06-28
: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250
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: 2008-02-06 4:22
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Some species of blue bird (not sure which?) displaying its plumage in Yosemite National Park, California.
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This is a jay i think. Stunning pose, but how common for that species it is i dont know really. The name is Western scrub-jay Aphelocoma californica

Hi Christopher,
This one really seems want to show its feathers!
It's very good the pose caught to better appreciate how colorful and beauty the pattern on the feathers is.
Good light and exposure.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Well that's a pretty cool shot! Never saw a bird displaying like that. Great color and detail! Bravo!


This is a Steller's Jay, only bird in the west that has a crown,
very different pose but they have beautiful colors.


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-06 8:19]

Hi Christofer,
What a cute shot it makes me laugh, great colours and the sharpness and details are perfect I love the look of its eye.


Wonderful capture, Christopher.
Fun as well.
The bird is very beautiful.
Technically well done.
Good work!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2735 W: 280 N: 4913] (19848)
  • [2008-02-06 21:33]

I saw quite a few of these when I took a trip out West a few years back. I believe it is a Steller's Jay but not positive.
Can't say I've ever seen one in this pose but the way it's feathers are ruffed up on the back of it's neck it looks like it could be injured.
Very sharp and colorful image. TFS

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-08 4:18]

Hi Chris,
Nice coloration of the plumage, but don't know the specie!
Nice shot!

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