I was out on my deck tonight playing with the chickadees (again) when this beautiful blue jay landed on my deck railing no more than 4-5 feet away from me. They are normally quite timid but this one seems to be getting accustomed to my presence. This is the first time I was lucky enough to get a half decent shot and this was the ONLY chance I had on this night! Photo taken in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Canon Rebel XTi | Manual Mode, f/4.0 @ 97mm
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS

Photoshop Edits: removed a few background distractions (thankfully there weren’t many). I also changed the deck rail color tone to blue and faded it out at opposite ends to soften it.

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  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonabout 6 years ago

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldabout 6 years ago

    oh and what a shot it is !………….gorgeous

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago

    Amazing shot

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 6 years ago

    awesome!!! love this capture!! unique and beautiful!! :)

  • stevengeer
    stevengeerabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic image Renee!! Simply great!!

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryabout 6 years ago

    WOW! Brilliant!

  • Shannon Byous Ruddy
    Shannon Byous ...about 6 years ago

    What a beautiful photo!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 6 years ago

    He’s beautiful. Wonderful capture!

  • Sheryl Kasper
    Sheryl Kasperabout 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    OOOH Renee!!! This is just stunning!!!!!!! A beautiful and unusual bird photo … love the wing action … which you’re famous for, lol!!!! And how I love the dark background!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

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