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.


blue jay, bird, blue, animal, flight, peanut, nut, balcony, railing

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  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, Joe! 12/3/12

  • JoeDavisPhoto
    JoeDavisPhotoalmost 2 years ago

    Thanks for the feature…I appreciate it!!!

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Very Cool close up !!!!!

  • Thanks T!

    – JoeDavisPhoto

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture!! Congrats on your Top Ten win

  • Thank you!

    – JoeDavisPhoto

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