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March 23, 2011


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Larry - thanks much. I think I like tail-spread shots the most too.
Dreamfalcon - that one is catching him right at take off. So much for me is shear luck.


Great photos! I like the one where it "stands out" of the feeder (humans do a lot of practicing to showing that trick at the circus, not me, though) :-)

Larry Jordan

Beautiful in flight shots Nancy! I really like the third one showing that gorgeous plumage pattern on the Blue Jay's back.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Barbara - I'm still working at it too!


Wonderful shots - something for me to "shoot for" LOL - since I'm not great at in flight.

Blue jays amuse me, they are so lively and full of mischief.

The Zen Birdfeeder

BP - that's a very nice thing to say! Thank you!
Marianne - they do have gorgeous markings and watching them pig out on peanuts is amazing!

Marianne Russell

Gorgeous shots! You know, everyone always tells me that blue jays are mean - but from what I've read, cardinals are meaner than blue jays! I think the blue jays are beautiful, and fun to watch eat peanuts in the shell!


Whoever thought a BlueJay could be a work of art?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Aquapunct - thanks for your comments and for stopping by! Jays get a bad name but they're so gorgeous to look at and interesting to watch.


Really FINE shots of my favorite bird!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Kerri, Ellen, and Julie - thanks for your kind comments. I know some of us are practicing "together" (virtually)!

Julie G

These are fabulous in flight images! Those blue toned feathers are gorgeous! Beautiful work ... and subject :)


It's Blue Jay Ballet! :)


Oh - you did GREAT with these in flight shots!!

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