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Canon
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Canon EOS 50D
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Nov 27, 2011, 12:20:14 PM
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Blue Jay by dove-51 Blue Jay by dove-51
I have several blue jays that are frequent visitors to the feeder this winter. This shot was taken through a window. They are very skittish, and take off whenever they sense the slightest movement. I have been trying to capture them forever. So far, this is the best one that I have managed to get. I hope you like it. :iconbluejayplz:
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
What a lovely looking bird Candace, You would be pleased with that Capture :dance:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Mary-Anne. I have been trying forever; I always get a blurry shot, or "surprise" no bird at all in the shot. :giggle:
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :iconxmaslaplz:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot Candace!

Try hanging a couple of bath towels from the top of the window.... use clothes pins to close them together,leaving a space for you to stick the camera lens through. then with the camera on a tripod, just wait for them to come back, sneak over and shoot your pics. I use white butcher paper to cover my back glass door, and shoot through a small flap of paper. I have a couple of flaps, depending on which feeder the birds are using. works just great! :thumbsup:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tip George. :clap: I do close the curtains (they are a dark color) and just leave enough room in the middle for me and the camera, but it would be a good idea to hang a towel up to block the top part of the window. I will give it a try. :iconxmaslaplz:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem Candace.This works so well for me.. only problem I have is the sun angle on my deck.I have to shoot really early in the morning or the light is blocked by the trees and the side of my house as the day progresses.
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Beautiful shot. I tried my best to get a shot of one of these back in Oklahoma, they are camera shy.
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Evey. :heart: They are very shy and skittish. I have been trying for ages.
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
:hug:Your welcome. I wish they were like our stellar jays, they get right by you.
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