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Old Jul 16, 2010, 6:14 AM   #1
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Default Finally, Blue Jays have found my feeder

They finally found my feeder. I say they, because I have seen 5 show up at once!

Typically taken with the following settings: 1/640, f8, ISO800...



Not sure if he's pissed or not (ie. raised feathers at the top of his head)



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Old Jul 16, 2010, 6:22 AM   #2
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Congratulations on them finding your feeder. Raised crests seem to indicate curiosity or attentiveness (like when a dog twists his head and raises his ears).

Nice shots!
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 7:49 AM   #3
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Great feather detail in the shots, congrats.
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Very good. What lens??
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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Very good. What lens??
70-300mm w/ E-620.
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70-300mm w/ E-620.
A great combo for birding I've found. Lovely images.
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I especially like the first one, which had me laughing. Jays tend to have an attitude and the fist shot should have the caption:
"You lookin' at me? You lookin' at me?"

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A great combo for birding I've found. Lovely images.
With some light however
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Great shots. The jay's are smart birds aren't they? Despite having bird brains..
All the jays around here have a 'hair' style like number 2. the Stellar Jays.

At f8 there's plenty of DOF so 'he' was probably chewing or 'talking' in that first shot. I love the eye in that one.

They used to put on a hawk baiting show in the mornings. A hawk would come and sit in the tree over the feeder so one of the jays would go and sit next to him and chat. presumably about the hawks parentage, gender or something. This would make the hawk really mad so he'd try and chase the jay with visions of lunch in mind. The jays would just tripple team him and drive him crazy and every now and then one of the jays would sub out and go back to the feeder for a snack, while another took over until the hawk tired and left.

Funny I haven't seen the hawk in quite a while!
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I especially like the first one, which had me laughing. Jays tend to have an attitude and the fist shot should have the caption:
"You lookin' at me? You lookin' at me?"

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Ted, you mirrored my thoughts on that one, I was laughing too. Animal shots with an attitude like that are great. I also have an old photo that I had previously captioned as " You looking at me?"

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