Blue Jay and Male Northern Cardinal

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 9, 2016
TakenJanuary 9, 2016
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm
ISO400
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A sower went forth to sow...Some seeds fell by the way side and the birds came and devoured them up...St. Matthew 13:3- 4

I very quickly grabbed this shot before the blue jay chased the cardinal off the feeder immediately after I clicked the shutter button. I would have liked to have got more poses of them when they were that close through the window but I didn't get a second chance and knew from experience they wouldn't stay together long.

We saw lots of birds today flying back and forth on the feeder and it kept me busy refiling the feeder with more seeds. The birds of course have more of an appetite with the bitter cold weather we are having..

Thank you so much Geoff Plant for your kind spotlight on 1/12/2016...Very much appreciated!!!

11 responses

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (9 Jan 2016):

    Perfect timing for a perfect catch! Well done.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (9 Jan 2016):

    An amazing moment of color juxtaposition!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (9 Jan 2016):

    This is a fantastic capture, you know the birds very well and you knew that the Blue Jay would chase away the Cardinal so you grabbed a photo of them quickly, hoping for more poses and that did not happen. I know that the birds know where to get fed year round at your feeders and especially when it is snowy and well below freezing

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (9 Jan 2016):

    great tones, details & compo!

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (10 Jan 2016):

    Preciosos colores !!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (11 Jan 2016):

    Amazing beauty and capture.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (11 Jan 2016):

    Vibrant colors in contrast

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (12 Jan 2016):

    STUNNING CAPTURE MY FRIEND

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (12 Jan 2016):

    Hey Blue, how do you do? Nice photo.

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (13 Jan 2016):

    A great shot !!!!!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro gave props (13 Jan 2016):

    EXCELLENT IMAGE! IT'S SO THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND I FEEL IT COMING RIGHT AT ME! EXCELLENT WORK!

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