Study in blue. Blue sky peaking through the clouds and a blue Steller’s Jay on a Ponderosa Pine branch covered in hoar frost.
Taken near Ronan, Montana USA.
Canon EOS 7D, 1/320s, f/5.0, ISO: 320
Cannon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens

Cover photo Montana Naturalist Winter 2011-2012

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  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 4 years ago

    wonderful capture Merle with nice clarity and color !!

  • Thank you Gisela. I still struggle with dark subjects and getting the detail I would like, but this is a pretty little guy. The blue theme is cool. Happy holidays to you and your family.

    – amontanaview

  • rkdownton
    rkdowntonabout 4 years ago

    this is a fantastic shot – beautiful scene, colours etc. Love it x

  • Thank you! Nice to meet you.

    – amontanaview

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, fantastic scene…

  • Thank you, thank you!

    – amontanaview

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much!

    – amontanaview

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much.

    – amontanaview

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    January 4, 2011

  • Theresa! Thank you very much.

    – amontanaview

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, STUNNING work and well deserved

  • Thank you Andrea. I am happy about the feature.

    – amontanaview

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Just saw your comment. Thank you!

    – amontanaview

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747about 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much! It is “blue.”

    – amontanaview

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