46 thoughts on “Stellar’s Jay

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Lovely, Mike. I really enjoy the Stellar’s Jays. They are so fun, funny, intelligent and beautiful. They have so many words!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. All three jay species in our country are beautiful, but I have a special love for the Steller’s because they are only found in the mountains. This is a stunning photograph, Mike, with this exquisite bird and the highlight of the lichen. I love lichen, I study it often on forest walks, but it doesn’t always photograph so well, but here, with the jay in the background, it is highlighted nicely.

    1. Thanks Jet, I agree that all the jays are very beautiful birds and have wonderful behavior that is fun to observe. It is neat to see each in their different landscapes and see how they fit into their surrounding and yes lichen is wonderful and not always easy to photograph.

      Wishing you a very wonderful and joyous holiday season.

    1. Thanks although I think snow is required but that is my bias as I have always associated snow with Christmas. Now if I could just go out and find a nice Stellars Jay in the snow….

      Thanks for you thought and feedback and wishing you the most joyous of holiday and a happy new year.

      1. Good luck on your search! It still feels surprisingly Christmassy in the sub tropics when the trees are decorated. Fortunately your cold front has reached us and now we can legitimately put the fire on! Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸ¦

  3. Graham

    What an amazing picture. It has an ethereal quality, the way the light seems to blur everything around the central focus. It is stunning and slightly unusual all at once. How did you do it?

    1. Hi Graham, some things you just don’t know how you did. The forest and light did most of the work the camera was set to a fairly wide f-stop and fast shutter speed to get enough light and other than that luck is to blame.

      Wishing you a very wonderful holiday and thanks for the kind and thoughtful feedback. We really appreciate it.

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