Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blue Jay

Over the last weekend, I visited a close friend at his cabin in the mountains about 70 miles northwest of Phoenix. He has quite a collection of birds that visit his yard and chow down on the food that he leaves for them. The favorite meal of the blue jays are peanuts and they squawk loudly when he fill the feeder. I’ve watched them on many occasions, but this was the first time I got a really good shot of them raiding the feeder.

13 comments:

Steffe said...

Perfect timing here. I have a home made bench from where I sometimes shoot a lot of bird photos. Hopefully I will be able to use it any day now.

brattcat said...

A really good shot, indeed. Great capture, Sharon.

Lachezar said...

Fantastic! Perfect shot of this beautiful bird!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent capture. such a funny shot

Jacob said...

This is a superb photo! You caught it perfectly!

Thanks for the info re The Villages - that's exactly right. Still a fascinating place, though - I call it a Disneyland for seniors!

Kate said...

What a perfect capture! Looks like he was just waiting for you. Re. your comment about Acoma. I first visited in the mid '80's; the mesa itself has not changed but the Visitor's Center is fantastic. It and Tent Rocks are my two favorite spots in NM, but then again there's Pecos...!!Waste no time; go visit Acoma ASAP!!

Abraham said...

LOL.

This is an impressive shot.

The blue jays here will start squawking the minute I step outside and put out peanuts in the shells. They love them and soon a flock will turn up to take them all away.

Kathy said...

Outstanding photog.

Re your comments on photo software: I have heard good things about PSP. I think all these programs can be challenging. I'm anxious to see all the recommendations that are proposed.

Magpie said...

What a lovely shot! I love the color of these birds...they are such clowns.

Jarart said...

This is great! I love to watch the Blue Jays in action. They are quite the characters.

Mo said...

A brillisnt shot I'd say

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

That's a fantastic photo.

JM said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Sharon! Perfect timing and image!