Break dancing Blue Jay

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© Andrea Petersen
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Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us..Psalms 2:3

When break dancing,
The fast Blue Jay
Found life enhancing....
Today as it cast away
Kernels of corn...
To satisfy its hunger
He felt so reborn
Tearing them asunder,
That he spread his wings
With banded rings..
Poetry by me, AJP

The blue jay really did a swift dance step here before I went out to refill the feeder today ..I almost didn't catch this shot before he made its get away....The birds and squirrels come in big numbers in the winter which makes it necessary to refill both feeders twice daily...While we don't see people dancing in the streets in the winter time in our part of the country unless they slip on the ice, natures wildlife needs to move fast just to survive and stay warm as well...

Camera Model: Nikon D.7000
Focal length 105 mm
F-Number F/11
Exposure Time 1/400 sec.
ISO Speed ISO 400
Exposure program: Manual
Exposure Compensation + 2 Step
Date of picture: 2/4/2013

Thank you so much Ann Reece for nominating this photo!

22 responses

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    oh yeah!! Get down! super shot.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured and great entry to the theme

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    This kickin' entry into JPG's Theme Park is phat!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    YES! Love this shot. He's really "getting down." Wish my little window sill bluebird would take lessons from.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Dancing up a storm, looks like he`s got some cool moves goin` on here!! Love this..

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Ha Ha Dancing With Birds! This is an awesome capture for the theme, well done!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Love the startled expression!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    This is an awesome capture and I love this for the theme!!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    I think he thinks you are his Mama, as this is how they beg their parents for food. :-)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    A most cool bird!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    wow this is adorable !!!! Does he give lessons ?????

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    In your face good

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    wonderful photography and entry

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Feb 2013):

    Thank you all for your kind words..You asked if he gives lessons, Hilda...It would be nice:) He
    just came around at the right time and did his little dance for me and it wasn't easy to catch because it was almost over before it started!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (6 Feb 2013):

    Great capture, Andrea! Wonderful & funny!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    cool shot


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    WOW! Great! Works perfect for the challenge.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Too too funny!! Absolutely perfect theme shot!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Fabulous and beautiful entry

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Love it fantastic

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    LOL. Brilliant take on this theme. Sure gets my vote.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    Just made me laugh, he is dancing his Hip Hop.

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