Two Bluejays and a somethingelse

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  1. Dmitri

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    3: No idea what kind of bird this is. I've seen it around but this is the closest I could ever get, and I got this photo (and one of his back) before he flew away again.
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    c&c always appreciated :)
     
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    Mate, they're awesome! Beautiful :)
     
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    very good series of captures - your somethingelse is a very colourful bird some member of the crow family possibly?
    and what lens did you use? Your longest listed profil lens is 250mm so your either hiding a long lens from us or getting seriously close to those birds!
     
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    Very nice.
    I think its a starling in the third shot.

    Dani
     
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    Yep, it is a Starling in the third shot

    nice work!!
     
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    Aaah thanks for the kind words, and the ID. I didn't even know where to start with that figuring that one out :lol:

    Thank you very much! :)

    Thanks :) And yes, they were done with a 55-250. The close up is cropped a bit, but not much. I've been "training" a couple of squirrels by feeding them every day, to try to get some fun shots. I was as surprised as anyone when a bluejay joined the party and came that close to me. He knew I was there and didn't seem to care :)
     
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    jays don't care whos there..if theres food, they want it!

    i've had them eating out of my hand and almost sliding into my face..shooting with a 18-55mm lens. they are bold creatures.
     
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    Wow, I never seen them that close. I know they can be very aggressive. My step father saw a baby jay once on the ground, and walked over to it. Suddenly a bunch of Jays started chasing him.

    But I look forward to more shots then, if they continue to be so bold :)
     

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