Well, I’ll be darned. Remember that nasty dust-up with me faking free food to get a beautiful Stellar Jay to come to where I wanted it for a shot? Turns out that I actually did get three of the shots to come out. These were shots where the flash fired so they were obviously test shots. It sure made their wings look like blue fire, didn’t it? LOL!

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  • jansnow
    jansnowover 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture, look at those feathers!!

  • Thank you! I’m of a mixed mind that I actually got any shots at all because this and the other one coming soon aren’t as authentic as they should be, with the flash making the bird “glow-in-the-dark” blue. But all the planned shots were ruined by my rush to get them and get away from the furious bird I teased: ISO all over the place, blurry, crummy composition, etc. I rarely put test shots like this on in here but I love these birds too much to pass on a little amateurish photography. ;-) I do need test shots tho for comparisons when using the computer to compensate for my colourblindness.

    Funny but these birds get more human attention than the wild scrub jays I interact with but they are NOWHERE near as friendly or personable. In Big Sur, it was the crows who would land in a seat next to you and quietly wait to see if you’d give them anything or leave something dropped. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 6 years ago

    what an incredible bird! they’re so gorgeous a blue they just glow………bad u for the setup? good u for THINKING to do it! lol

  • LOLOLOL! I’ll learn how to set things up as well as you sooner or later but, until then, you’ll be noticing that I set up mostly by luck. :-D

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    Beautiful Blue… : ) …“are you talkin to me”? pose LL Wen x

  • Hmmm. I hadn’t noticed that but you’re correct. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 6 years ago

    oh yeah…i’m the queen of set up……….i just flop into the mud with camera in hand and pray i almost got it…lol trust me? i think you’re set up would be MUCH more handy! (and less painful!)

  • You can cut that stuff, silly woman! I’ve seen the extensive prep’s results with a ton of images from professional sittings so you can’t fool me! :-D

    However, the visual of you all flopped down in the mud makes me have a suddenly urge to be in a Half Nelson right there with you… Long Live WWF (or something like that if they do it in mud)!!!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

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