Stuff that beak!
This Blue Jay has just finished loading as many seeds and nuts as would fit and pauses for a moment to look in my direction, just long enough for me to take this image, before flying off. If you view this image in the Original Size, you will see the reflection in this bird's eye of the house and the opened window through which I took this image. This Blue Jay was at close range, less than six feet away, on the end of the deck railing, in rural upstate Columbia County, New York, USA. For this image, I used my manual focus Tamron Adaptall-2 Model 104A CF 75-250mm f3.8-4.5 Tele Macro lens with attached Tamron Adaptall-2 Pentax K A mount and Pentax K20D camera body, hand held and imaged through opened bathroom window, Shake Reduction set to 250mm focal length, ISO 400, f11, 1/125 sec, with available ambient light. This is a large JPEG and is Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) without any adjustment, re-sizing, or cropping.
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