I’ve always wanted some close-up photos of Blue Jays. I think they’re beautiful birds! So I put some peanuts out on my high-tech bird feeder.
Ok, ok! I put them on the railing of the balcony outside my kitchen. No so high-tech, but effective! I set-my Kodak High Definition video camera, and shot video of the Blue Jays and the occasional squirrel as they made repeated trips to my balcony for peanuts. I used the GIMP photo editing software (freeware) to capture this image (and many others) from the video. This was by far the best image of them all!
The video was taken, and the image created in Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA on 10.23.12.