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04-06-2004
06-APR-2004 Ron Lutz II

04-06-2004

Schenely Park, PA

I went for a short stroll in the park today but I had some trouble focusing on taking a photo, as I am worried about one of my cats. She has developed a serious inner ear malfunction and can’t stand up with out falling over. I was up all last night tending to her needs…

Anyway, I did spot this Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata, while walking. I’ll try not to fill my April gallery with birdshots, but I liked this one so…

(The funny thing is, when I first left for my walk I heard a Blue Jay call and I thought it would be nice to eventually get a good shot of one.)

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/350s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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fernando gk 28-Oct-2004 00:52
Extraordinary shot. What extraordinary blues. As said, the 70-200 IS USM in the best hands !
Elizabeth Glass03-May-2004 18:27
This is fabulous. I've been trying like mad to get a good blue jay shot but never get nice saturated blues like this. Great catch!
John Buffin13-Apr-2004 22:23
He sure is a pretty blue.
Nice capture.
Guest 12-Apr-2004 14:02
A stunning bird taken with stunning precision. I hope your cat's on the mend?
John07-Apr-2004 11:35
Nice and sharp Ron
Guest 07-Apr-2004 04:33
A VERY beautifullllllllll birdy!!
Chico Wedding Photographer07-Apr-2004 04:26
Love the way he/she is holding her head!
TechnoZoom07-Apr-2004 02:14
Very nice job, Ron!
Guest 07-Apr-2004 01:27
Pretty, love the composition and dof!
bruce berrien07-Apr-2004 00:08
Beautiful shot of the blue jay! (Hope all goes well for your cat.)
Anna Yu06-Apr-2004 22:39
Very very nice, sharp details, wonderful color. How close did you get to the blue jay?
katwilkens06-Apr-2004 21:38
Beautiful--I love the blues and grays.
ann isshinryu_mom06-Apr-2004 21:03
Nice, Ron. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to catch the blue jay or the cardinal that visits the tree outside my office window.
christianl06-Apr-2004 20:43
Very nice bird !
Well done !
Jill06-Apr-2004 20:00
Nice!
penny roots06-Apr-2004 19:53
really lovely image , what wonderful markings .
Guest 06-Apr-2004 19:51
Wow so blue. Beautiful Ron.
Larry Ahern06-Apr-2004 19:49
Very fine blue jay. Please all of the birds you want to post if they are of this quality it will be a joy.
digicam_neophyte06-Apr-2004 19:31
Really wonderful blues here ... nicely done.
Jeff Gegner06-Apr-2004 19:27
Don't appologize for this--it's very good! Don't worry too much, cats are pretty resiliant.
dazedgonebye06-Apr-2004 19:17
Nice job. Great looking bird.
Pall Gudjonsson06-Apr-2004 19:14
I would be proud having made a shot like this one !
Guest 06-Apr-2004 19:08
I think you got your good shot! Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.
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