400mm f5.6, 5.5m distance
Try as I might I haven't been able to capture a satisfactory shot of a blue jay yet this year. It's not that there is a lack of bird for at times more than a dozen jays will swarm the feeding area. Rather the problem is their wariness. Seldom will they perch for more than a split second unless they are in or near cover when I am positioned close enough to the feeding area to capture an acceptable image. When I snapped this image the bird was close enough to the camera but too close to cover.
It is a good sharp image of the bird but the busy background is too distracting. While reviewing my shots from the day I thought for a moment about hitting the delete button and then decided to post about those times when having too much DOF ruins the shot.