I dont usually keep shots of birds where/when the face is not visible but there are exceptions and this is one of them.

Bluejays are one of my favourite birds. Their striking colors are especially welcome in the snowier months of the year although the ones who frequent my yard don’t stick around for the entire Winter. They can be noisy but they are one of the most intelligent birds and are related to Crows and Ravens.

This shot was taken inmy yard in Ottawa Ontario Canada

Canon 30D and Canon 200 2.8L with a 1.4X TC for 280mm at F4. ISO at 400 and 1/2500 sec at F4

500 Views August 26 2010 and 56 Favourites

Featured in The Beauty Of Nature and Closeups In Nature.




  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...almost 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous!! Such a stunning image Gary!

  • :-) Many thanks:-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Paul Swiatkowski
    Paul Swiatkowskialmost 4 years ago

    That is an awesome image, beautifully captured!

  • Thanks very much Paul!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Azmi Zakariah
    Azmi Zakariahalmost 4 years ago

    Wow man, the clarity and colours are amazing! :D

  • Thanks Nor…much appreciated!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    No wonder you kept this one. Fantastic details and colours Gary.

  • Thank you Teresa!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous capture Gary

  • Thanks Michael!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDanceralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, Gary!

  • Thanks Sabrina :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, wow, wow!!

  • :-) Many thanks! :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 4 years ago

    this is beautiful…so delicate and showing off beautiful wings!!

  • Thank you Hiroko….they are one of my favourite birds and quite smart.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    I can certainly understand why you chose to keep this one Gary! It is fantastic! A stunning image!

  • Thanks so much Robin…very much appreciated :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks again Lorilee:-)

    – Gary Fairhead

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