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Old Nov 9, 2010, 9:06 PM   #1
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While at fishing Glacier Pond (about 10,000') in the eastern sierras this blue jay came to have a close look at us.

Taken with a Minolta 5D, Sony 18-250 at 150mm, f/8, 1/250 and ISO 400 (my travel kit).
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Old Nov 9, 2010, 9:11 PM   #2
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Oh, that is a gorgeous bird...!

I love Bluejays but have never seen one of this variety... Excellent capture and
thanks for sharing it...!

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Mike, I agree with Wizzard0003. This is not the blue Jay we have here in the Florida Panhandle. That 5D and Tamron seem to be a good combination. Very sharp photo.
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Wow like no Jay I ever saw before. I think our local Blue Jay is more beautiful, but this one is definately eye catching different.
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That's commonly known as a "Scrub Jay". Nice shot.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 9:34 PM   #6
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Very nice Mike and a great example of why I super glued my 18-250 to my A700.
One of, if not the best walk around lens out there in my opinion.
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Excellent capture of a scub jay.
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Earlier today I did a Google search of photos of Blue Jay and your shot shows up there. Congratulations.
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That is a Steller's Jay. Western Scrub-Jays do not have that crest. Steller's vary regionally. In the SW, they have whitish streaking o the forehead with bold white dash above the eye. However, other areas have little to no white and varying shades of blue streaking on the forehead - as this one does.
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OK, mystery solved, iust as I was going to reveal the true identity of this creature--- The Don Kingbird!
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