Saturday, January 12, 2008

Impatient Blue Jay



Ready to drop like a missile onto the birdfeeder below this Blue Jay waits its chance to find a spot among his brethren.



I was a split second too late to capture the perfect frame

17 comments:

Meggie said...

Pretty blue sky in the background, Salty. These little buggers are plentiful at my feeder also in Western PA. They are what I call the birdfeeder bullies.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I remember reading your comment today on just this... a great capture non the Salty..

imac said...

More great captures Salty, still looks great tho.
Sorry to hear you have been under the weather also, hope you soon recover.
slowly catching up and recovering

New Steam post up now.

dot said...

Great shots! He certainly looks ready to dive.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Aren't Jays the greediest? I enjoy watching them acting so pompous around the feeder! These are good action shots .. they don't pose nicely!

DeeMom said...

“Ready to drop like a missile” you nailed that one for sure Salty.

Dave said...

Hey... the fact that you got the second frame is impressive! I would have surely missed it! :-)

Take care!

smilnsigh said...

But it's still an amazing photo.

Oh my, maybe some day I'll be able to photograph birds...

Mari-Nanci

Kekiinani said...

WOW!! What an awesome shot!! Love the blue sky background and the detail your captured in the bird.. I tell you... Beautiful!! :)

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your photos today.

I have actually got tears in my eyes when I missed shots. I know they won't happen again and if they do I won't be there with a camera. It is sad.

Kerri said...

You didn't miss it completely....and it definitely shows that he was diving for it!
I think these are GREAT!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Salty

A great selection of images since my last visit (the one with the "snow man"). I actually saw one of these birds this morning in the bush that all my birds frequent but it didnt stick around for long and it is a dull overcast day anyway. I really hope to put a better environment in my front garden for the birds this summer.

I love the abandoned house shot and your sunrise is superb.

I will be back. LOL

Lori

photowannabe said...

Love the action shot Salty. These guys can really zero in on their target. The shot shows how sleek they really are. Wouldn't want to tangle with those claws. Noisy but always fascinating.

Wolf Lover Girl said...

These are great! Although you "missed" the second shot I think it's cool to see those feet... man kind of scary.

~ Wolf Lover Girl

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! That's an awesome shot! I really do love the variations of color on bluejays.

I have some rather passive, bulky birds on my blog today. =)

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos of the blue jay. I think the photo still has alot of interest even though you were a second too late.

Thiên said...

Very nice shots Salty. I still like the second shot b/c it shows action and like folks said, it's still a pretty cool shot.