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The Stare

A Bluejay on watch

32 total reviews 
Comment from orchidrn


Great capture of this guy. They definitely dominate the scene when food is out out. I love the clarity and his facial expression you have caught. Good one!

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
Comment from mamamary


This is an excellent photo! The light is shining on him so beautifully. The focus is clear and crisp. You can see individual feathers on him. He does seem to be giving you the stare down. That's what my dog does when he wants something. The composition is perfect.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
reply by mamamary on 12-Feb-2019
    You are more than welcome!
Comment from michiganmike


Red belly woodpeckers will chase them off and one time I saw a hummingbird chase one. A very fine shot with great detail. Best of luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much! I think all the birds know that the wood peckers are not to be messed with!
Comment from blujdrawings


Lovely composition here and the background contrasts nicely in the overall composition. Great expression captured on the angle of the bird, Colours work well with each other for good depth. Well done and thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
Comment from Envision


This has exquisite detail! I really enjoy how sharp the texture of the fur is and how well the tiny feather strands stand out. Nice light in the eyes with a lovely softness to the background.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Willie,
A beautiful picture of this Blue Jay in profile it's eye watching your every while I think voicing his opinion judging by it bulging throat that seems to swell when you see & hear it singing. Beautiful composition framing and lighting taken with superb camera techniques and sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
Comment from eileen0204


Willie... he is absolutely gorgeous!!

I've not seen a finer bird portrait than this one.

Your colors, details.. all yell perfect here.

Wonderful job and I wish you much success in the contest!

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so very much! I do appreciate your time and generous score!
Comment from Jade P


Beautiful angry bird excellent details colors are amazing . Details , lighting is perfect background of green is a nice blend . Congratulations

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 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
reply by Jade P on 12-Feb-2019
    Your welcome
Comment from MKFlood


What's stare..that's " if want to take pictures of me then give me bird food" stare..lol. the clarity is good. The angle of the shot of this bluejay facial is great. The capture of the light is great. The image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. Good eye and good job overall

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 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much!
Comment from avmurray


I really like the close and personal approach Willie, and how well you have captured the bright and shiny eye. The bird is posing for you in the most lovely way, and with the nicely softened background, the bird is standing out in the most excellent way. I also think the light is falling on the bird in such a fine way.

Your focus is spot on and sharp showing such clear and well defined details in every part of the bird. Also the great textures of the feathers are well brought out, and the exposure is perfect. I also appreciate the very nice and natural colors.

The tight cropping works really well, and the bird has got a perfect placement off to the right. This of course makes for a good and well balanced composition. Indeed a beautiful and well taken photo with an excellent DOF, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 11-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 12-Feb-2019
    Thank you so very much! I do appreciate your time and generous score!
reply by avmurray on 13-Feb-2019
    You are more than welcome Willie. I can remember the days when you used to post a lot of photos like this.