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.
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Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,