December 10th, 2010 – “Scrubbie”

For my nature loving friends I’ll be starting to post a birding image every Friday.  Although there are lots of  images in the archives I can share, this will also motivate me to get back out into the field and capture some new images. Today’s image is of a Western Scrub Jay. They are somewhat uncommon here in Pacific Northwest.  Earlier this spring was the first time I had seen them in the area. While easy to locate by their loud shrieking calls, they are not easily approachable and I had several unsuccessful attempts to get close enough to make a nice image of them. I had posted another image of this same bird in an earlier post. In this one I used a different processing technique shared by my good buddy and outstanding nature photographer Tim Kuhn. If you have  moment drop by his Facebook page and check out his work.
View of a Western Scrub Jay.  Seattle, Washington

Canon 1D Mark III,  Canon EF-500/f4 IS , 500mm, 1/250th Sec, f/5.6, ISO 250, Monopod. Post processing -Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3.

To see a larger version or please click on the image.

Feel free to  comment below  if  you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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