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© Andrea Petersen
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Blessed is he that waiteth....Daniel 12:12
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I shot this image of a male Blue Jay through the window, two days ago patiently waiting for a gray squirrel on the feeder to get done eating ...It was snowing and wildlife eat more food to keep from freezing in cold weather...The blue jay was looking sad, but resigned sitting on the branch of a flowering crab apple tree while the squirrel kept eating like there was no tomorrow.

It must be a secret code among most birds to let the squirrels eat first...However, I have seen the Black Capped Chickadees eat with the squirrels on the feeder and they get along amicably.

I am adding this image to the growing up theme because I always remember
being taught as a child to be polite and wait my turn ...This bird so eloquently expresses in nature having to wait in snow and poor conditions for good things to happen...He is blessed for his strong will power and courage.

69 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    This is a real prize winner, Andrea. So sharp and so colorful (esp. for through-the-window)!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    This is fantastic Andrea!!! I love the contrast, and as Don said very sharp!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    excellent!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    Poor little cold guy! What a great capture, Andrea!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (18 Nov 2010):

    OMG This is greeting card perfect... Awesome!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (18 Nov 2010):

    Hi Andrea! We don't have blue jays here, so it's lovely to see one; he does look cold!! Wonderful snowy capture!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2010):

    STUNNING !!!!!!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Nov 2010):

    I LOVE this photo Andrea!!!! The little Blue Jay is adorable : )

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2010):

    What nice story behind the theme-Beautiful shot-Love his inner glow on his chest

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Nov 2010):

    Delightful!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (20 Nov 2010):

    This is one of the best Picture you have clicked !!!!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (20 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful, Andrea. Love how he appears to glow from within.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Nov 2010):

    This is a wonderful shot Andrea. Such beautiful color and light! The blue jay really makes a cold winter day pretty.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (22 Nov 2010):

    This is absolutely beautiful! A wonderful image and narrative. This is exceptionally well done...

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (26 Nov 2010):

    Incredible shot, love it.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    S U P E R B E n t r y !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Voted !!!! Yes You deserve it!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (27 Jan 2011):

    BTV!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Back to Vote!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    BTV!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (27 Jan 2011):

    I am back to vote!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    I came back to vote.

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Back to Vote.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    voted

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    BTV:)

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    My Vote

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Incredible scene. Wonderful shot. voted

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    wow! never seen a bird like this, awesome, my vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Loraine Reynolds

    Loraine Reynolds said (1 Feb 2011):

    This is perfect! Love it! Great shot, Andrea.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    Amazing shot!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    The perfect tough of color.......Great shot!! Stopped by to vote

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2011):

    Blue jays get a bad rap, but they sure are gorgeous! great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    This is an excellent photo of the little Blue Jay!!!! I voted : )

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Very beautiful capture Andrea!! My vote!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    lovely! yes!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (8 Feb 2011):

    Back to Vote on this little beauty!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (11 Feb 2011):

    wonderful!! my vote.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (12 Feb 2011):

    Back to vote !!!

  • Dusan

    Dusan gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Great capture - my vote!

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   said (16 Feb 2011):

    My vote! fantastic photo

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    masterpiece! voted

  • Kelly Inloes

    Kelly Inloes gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    all I can say is WOW

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Patience pays!! This is such a beautiful capture, I just love it!!! Voted.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    Back to vote!

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (2 Mar 2011):

    Coooolll...

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun said (2 Mar 2011):

    My Vote . .

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    A beautiful capture and great narrative Andrea!.........Voted.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    My vote!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    so beautiful, my vote!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    fantastiline pilt

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    Nicely shot!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    We humans can learn plenty from observation of the animals..wonderful shades of blue on this felow....another great shot of nature....voted

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (18 Mar 2011):

    Back to vote! Handsome bird, handsome shotq

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    SUPER BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful composition. Voted

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful capture in the snow, voted

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful! Voted!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (11 Apr 2011):

    Absolutely a beauty, voted!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (20 Apr 2011):

    NEst year He will be the boss !!! :-)

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (21 Apr 2011):

    Great!
    I wish we had blue jays! They are beautiful!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    beautiful image. voted !

  • cindy karl

    cindy karl gave props (30 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful Shot!!! poor lil' birdy out in the cold!!! Voted!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (2 May 2011):

    Wow, what a great shot through the window!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (23 May 2011):

    voted too. Yes, learning to wait is surely part of growing up....

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    Simply EXCELLENT!

  • Tara Lynn

    Tara Lynn said (9 Mar 2012):

    Great photo! I love the colours!

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