Blue Jay On February 1st

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© Andrea Petersen
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Ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the birds of the air and they shall tell thee.Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee....Job 12: 7-8

We learn from the song bird
Who doesn't say a word.
But flies in frozen air...
And tries to adjust....
He leaves his presence there,
When he comes to us in trust
Expecting to be fed...
What more could be said?
Poetry by me AJP

It was around 10- below 0 today when I shot this picture of the blue jay with wind chills of 20-below 0.

Nikon D 7000
Focal length 300mm
F-Number F/13
Exposure time 1/100 sec.
ISO speed ISO-100
Exposure program Manual

18 responses

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Sweet shot, Andrea. Hope you gave your little model some seed. :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (1 Feb 2013):

    Thank you for your comment...Oh yes...we sure do feed the song birds ...and the squirrels plus the chipmunks (when they come out of hibernation)..We give them sunflower seeds, dried corn and suet...As a matter of fact we have two feeders...We have been feeding the wildlife...birds and creatures since we moved to our hobby farm in 1973....We have had bitterly cold weather this winter and with feeding them it keep them from freezing to death..

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Love this portrait of the Blue Jay. I am surprised that they are up north in the cold! Birds, squirrels and chipmunks know where to get food when no other is available, you are their friends.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Handsome little guy! Can't imagine how those birds keep warm in those Arctic temperatures.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    beautifully captured, Andrea! i love all the textures in this! i feel sorry for these little guys out in that kind of weather.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    Lovely little bird!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (2 Feb 2013):

    He's an attractive little guy. Nice portrait.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (2 Feb 2013):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    Love the look in his eye, as if to say, 'well, are you going to let me in or not?!?!?'

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    Andrea, you do such an excellent job with your lovely bird portraits

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    Hello...Whats your name? Just call me Jay. :-)

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    the framing creates such a rush

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    I love that pose, the jays are such expressive, beautiful birds.. and they are tough, too! But they rely heavily on folks like you who take such great care in helping them through the cold spells.. beautiful shot!!

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    So sweet!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (3 Feb 2013):

    Wow, lovely!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    A beauty.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Nice Shot! So inquisitive

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    sweet capture !!!

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