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Two baby Blue Jays huddling together in a tree next to our patio. I got this capture on June 6, and they I don’t they were able to fly. They were just sitting there, waiting for the parents to stop by and feed them. Shooting conditions weren’t the best with them high up in the tree, kind of dark, and branches with leaves surrounding them. But it was probably a good spot for them, to be secure. They are still around. I saw them last night, and now they look more like Blue Jays, with more color, and they move around between the trees. Their squeaking noises are revealing them. I’m glad they made it through the terrible hail storm we had last week.
Nikon D300, 70-300 mm lens
f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO 800, focal length 280 mm

Golden, Colorado, USA

214 views, Jan 7, 2012

Tags

blue, bird, baby, colorado, jay

Comments

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlabout 4 years ago

    WOW, what a shot to be able to get, right off your patio! They’re cute as can be, and you got a great photo of them!

  • Thank you! Very exciting! I can hear them now, too, but they are moving around much more, and look much more like adult jays.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardabout 4 years ago

    Instant favorite for me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen baby jays. Terrific shot!!!

  • Thank you, Nancy! This was a first time for me.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Regenia Brabham
    Regenia Brabhamabout 4 years ago

    This is a treasure!! A very hard shot but you really pulled it off perfectly!! I love it.

  • Thank you, Regenia!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • lesleys47
    lesleys47about 4 years ago

    How cool to be able to sit on your own patio and get a fabulous shot like this!!! I’ve never seen baby Jays before either – they are so cute!!!

  • Thank you, Lesley!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    This shoot is fabulous…Laura

  • Thank you, Laura!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Taylorabout 4 years ago

    Very nice capture. I like the dof framing.

  • Thank you, Steve!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous photography! Brilliant! Instant fave!

  • Thank you, Robin!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerabout 4 years ago

    So cute!

  • Thank you, Sabrina!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Eivor.

  • Thank you, Mariana!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    They are adorable. Excellent capture.

  • Thank you, Bunny!

    – Eivor Kuchta

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