Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white breast and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year.

Nikon D300
ISO 1000
EV -1.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
490 MM


blue jay, birds, trees, nature, wildlife, ecology, canada


  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Very nice Michael

  • Thank you very much, Tim

    – Michael Cummings

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, for the feature Heather

    – Michael Cummings

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 2 years ago

    very nice…

  • Thank you very much, George

    – Michael Cummings

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Michael!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    What a beauty! I’ve never seen one of these. Great capture.

  • Thank you very much, Bunny

    – Michael Cummings

  • TheCandle
    TheCandleover 2 years ago

    Great shot. Wonderful lighting and composition. Congratulations on your feature – but I’d watch out for that hungry looking cat.


  • Thank you very much, Emie

    – Michael Cummings

  • Simon Pattinson
    Simon Pattinsonover 2 years ago

    Wonderfully sharp image. The lighting and colour are just perfect.

  • Thank you very much, Simon

    – Michael Cummings

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature of this beautifully lit capture of the lovely bird !

  • Thank you very much, Trish

    – Michael Cummings

  • Shane Pinder
    Shane Pinderover 2 years ago

    Beautiful light and composition – well done!

  • Thank you very much, Shane

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 2 years ago

    nice capture

  • Thank you very much, Ryan

    – Michael Cummings

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