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Captured in my front yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 7.1, Shutter speed 1/500, ISO500 Focal Length 370mm.

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This handsome, noisy bird is known for it’s raucous voice and the wide variety of it’s calls, cries and screams. But like other jays, it also has a “whisper song”, a series of faint whistles and soft, sweet notes delivered from a perch hidden in the foliage. Blue Jays are omnivores, feeding on (among other things) fruits, seeds, nuts, insects, bird’s eggs, small birds, mice, treefrogs, snails, and even fish. In the spring and fall these birds number in flocks that sometimes number in the hundreds. Up in Canada they are a summer and winter resident.

The Blue Jay’s coloration is not derived by pigments, but is the result of light refraction due to the internal structure of the feathers; if a Blue Jay feather is crushed, the blue disappears as the structure is destroyed.

To hear their song, just turn up the sound and click HERE

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyabout 2 years ago

    Well done Larry

  • Good Evening Mike
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Good Evening Julie
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, fabulous color and clarity.
    hugs Ann xox
    .

  • Good Evening Ann
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate acceptance, the fave, your comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Larry. Very interesting info about the coloring…I didn’t know that. I listened to the various calls, and again very interesting!

  • Good Evening Dot
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneabout 2 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Good Evening
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture Larry !

  • Good Evening Keith
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate acceptance, your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot Larry xx

  • Good Evening Lynn
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments, ..Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    Larry, wonderful image. I wish we had such colorful birds where I live.
    Bob

  • Good Evening Bob
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenabout 2 years ago

    thank you for the read up, and the photo is superb Larry, it’s a fave :D

  • Good Evening Angelika
    Glad you liked it..one of my favorite birds
    I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • I appreciate acceptance

    – Larry Trupp

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