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Donna
12-13-2010, 02:49 AM
A Steller's Jay on a weathered garden arbour .

Arbour Blues ...

Mad Aussie
12-13-2010, 02:59 AM
Very nice shot. The arbour frames him beautifully and the background bokeh provides a very nice colour palette to contrast his own colour.

Donna
12-13-2010, 03:13 AM
Thank you very much Mad! :)

edG
12-13-2010, 06:09 AM
well composed and captured

Yisehaq
12-13-2010, 06:29 AM
I totally agree with all said, Donna. Nice capture and composition.

Iguanasan
12-13-2010, 08:15 AM
Yeppers! Great capture. :thumbup:

Rinkdaddy
12-13-2010, 01:20 PM
I agree with everything said above. Very well done!

Bambi
12-13-2010, 03:30 PM
I just love the contrast of his feathers with the muted background. lovely (as always :)). But not as cute as Ethel ;)

Marko
12-13-2010, 05:03 PM
Nice catch Donna!

JAS_Photo
12-13-2010, 09:44 PM
Beautiful shot, Donna! I had never even heard of a Steller's Jay until a few years ago when I was in S.E. Alaska. Apparently Steller was an explorer who pretty much named everything after himself. :shrug:

Donna
12-15-2010, 07:36 PM
Thank you very much , edG , Yisehaq , Iggy , Rinkdaddy , Bambi , Marko and JAS :)
Thats interesting JAS , I'll have to give old Steller a google now :)

asnow
12-15-2010, 08:58 PM
Really nice catch Donna. I live the way the Jay is being framed.

casil403
12-15-2010, 11:36 PM
Beautiful capture Donna. These are one of my fave birds...cheeky little creatures. :)

Donna
12-17-2010, 12:32 PM
Thanks asnow and casil :) ... yeah , thier attitude makes them one of my favorites too . There not afraid to voice there opinion and I like that they mimic other birds and creatures sometimes .... One was on our deck making squirl calls the other day ... We have a really comical war going on between the Jays and a devilish little red squirl at our feeders .

Hillbillygirl
12-18-2010, 07:10 AM
This is a beauty Donna. Perfect framing with that arbour, showing off the subject so well.

Donna
12-19-2010, 10:05 PM
Thank you very much , Hillbillygirl :)