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Normaly, a Jay flies away from you, because they are very shy... this one didn't see me! Notice the shade on the tree......
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Normaly, a Jay flies away from you, because they are very shy... this one didn't see me! Notice the shade on the tree...
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People's Choice in Bluejays Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Your Favourite Bird Photo Challenge
Winner in Movement Photo Challenge
Winner in Birds In Action Photo Challenge
Winner in Animals in action! Photo Challenge
Winner in Birds in flight Photo Challenge
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Feathers And Wings Photo ContestTop 20 class
Feathers And Wings Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flying High Photo ContestTop 20 class
Animals With Wings Photo ContestTop 20 class
Moving Fast And Quick Photo ContestTop 20 class
Moving Fast And Quick Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals In The Wild Photo ContestTop 20 class
Animals In The Wild Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Wildlife Speed Series Photo ContestTop 20 class
Anything Birds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Small Wildlife Photo ContestTop 20 class
Small Wildlife Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Fast Photo ContestTop 30 class
Fast Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 20 class
Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wings in Motion Photo ContestTop 20 class

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19 Comments | Report
Tbotbigted
 
Tbotbigted June 03, 2015
Fantastic action shot.
Flosno
 
Flosno June 12, 2015
Great action/shadow shot....love his eye on the shadow!!
tazdog
 
tazdog June 30, 2015
Great shot...
BTay01
 
BTay01 August 01, 2015
Great action shot.
IMIKEMEDIA PRO+
 
IMIKEMEDIA November 08, 2015
Now THAT is a capture!
frankstaigliii
 
frankstaigliii November 25, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
frankstaigliii
 
frankstaigliii November 25, 2015
Great shot! It is so crisp!
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature December 08, 2015
EXCELLENT Image wow
Lovemysimplelife
 
Lovemysimplelife January 14, 2016
Beautiful!
jamescurley PRO+
 
jamescurley January 24, 2016
Awesome Snag!!!
EricKoth
 
EricKoth October 19, 2016
This is just amazing. Very nice capture. Living to get a shot like this one
Jcbtokcor PRO+
 
Jcbtokcor May 21, 2017
Great shot. Thank you for entering my challenge.
podesta
 
podesta August 01, 2017
great capture
LeisaLJL
 
LeisaLJL August 20, 2017
I love this. Great color !!
AngelLappmarkSe PRO
 
AngelLappmarkSe August 29, 2017
Congratulations with the winning capture of Animals in action. Love this!
kristinaparchomchuk
 
kristinaparchomchuk November 30, 2017
great photo :)
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke December 01, 2017
Great capture, well done on your recent win Eelco.
lynhope PRO
 
lynhope July 29, 2018
Congrats on your win!!
lennyvantuijckom
 
lennyvantuijckom November 18, 2019
Amazing composition, thank you for joining my challenge!

Behind The Lens

Location
I have taken this photo in Limburg, Holland.
Time
It was 10 pm on a wonderful sunny early spring day in the south of Holland.
Lighting
The faint winters sun casted a wonderful shadow of the blue Jay on the tree.
Equipment
I used my wonderful Lumix DMC-TZ60 and shot by hand, without a flash.
Inspiration
It was a cold but beautiful sunny day in early spring when I saw a blue Jay in a tree. These birds are very shy so I tried to keep out of sight... I choose a good position for a nice photo and waited for the moment to take a nice photo when the bird suddenly flew towards me. Normally these birds fly away from you so I was thrilled and kept clicking for a second and it was gone... I ran home to my laptop to find out if I had a good and sharp photo!
Editing
I didn't do any post-processing apart from cropping this photo.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...
Feedback
If you look at a subject to photograph, you have to try to realise what you want to achieve, Try to find the good light, the right point of view and the best composition... And most of all, take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one, once you get home and open your laptop when the magic of today's digital world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them! Never disturb the animals and respect their habitat! I allways look at the reaction of the animal I try to photograph, the moment it shows fear, I back of and leave it in peace.

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