Steller's Jay's Bath Time

Uploaded: September 16, 2006


Photo was taken on September 13, 2006 at 4:39pm in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 400mm F/4 DO IS lens + Tamron 1.4x TC @ F/4, 1/250 second, ISO 800, through my kitchen window
Rotated, cropped, cloned + saturation, levels, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS


Richard D. Cox September 16, 2006

That's quite a shot through a wndow. You caught the raindrops perfectly. #523330

Melissa G. Meiselman September 16, 2006

Wonderful details and colors in this beautiful composition. Unbelievable that you took this through a window, Janine!!! #3317331

Amy JACKSON September 16, 2006

Gorgeous image, Janine!!! Wonderful capture with great color and details!! #3317332

September 16, 2006

Excellent Photograph Janine, you also have some fabulous images in your gallery! #3317342

Kerby Pfrangle September 16, 2006

Super image. Beautiful colors and wonderful muted background. #3317435

Nadya Johnson September 16, 2006

Great capture of this blue jay, Janine! Love the composition and the clarity! You caught him in the perfect "pose!" Nice work! #3317520

September 16, 2006

Gorgeous capture,Janine! #3317560

Terri L. Scribner September 16, 2006

Beautiful capture! Love the colors in the BG!! #3317608

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 16, 2006

A winner, Janine!! #3317685

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic September 16, 2006

Fantastic capture Janine!!!
Wonderful colors and DoF!!! #3317698

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Love it,just like all of the others in your beautiful gallery! #3317769

Helen N. McHugh September 16, 2006

Beautiful capture Janine! Colours & clarity are amazing! A great shot!! #3317802

Sam Britt September 16, 2006

Beautiful capture. Great color & detail, very nice background.

Sam #3317823

Melissa A. Mannon September 16, 2006

terrific colors and love the water droplets! fabulous photo! #3317925

Husain Akhtar September 16, 2006

Another fantastic image, Janine! Great capture! Superb composition! #3317947

William C. Raco level-classic September 16, 2006

Wow, such beautiful color in the Jay and the background
Wonderful photo, Janine!

Bill #3318066

Karen Engelbreth September 16, 2006

Another wonderful capture - what a fantastic bird, Janine! #3318081

Colette M. Metcalf September 16, 2006

Beautiful capture, Janine!! #3318117

Linda Proctor September 16, 2006

Perfect Janine!!! Love the drops and BG colors!! #3318127

Lynne Morris September 16, 2006

Wow Janine this is stunning, wonderful colour and detail. #3318161

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Quite a beautiful shot through your window, Janine! The colors are so vibrant, and the details suberb! You must have a lovely garden...the background is filled with glorious colors so wonderfully subdued. WOW! #3318396

SaMi Martin September 16, 2006

Wow you got this through your kitchen window? I can't get a great one outside and you do through a kitchen window...WTG #3318458

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic September 16, 2006

Wonderful color and clarity, Janine! SO beautiful...The drops falling just add a wonderful touch! #3318607

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 16, 2006

Cool capture Janine, interesting Jay, guess they aren't in the East. #3318650

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) September 16, 2006

Nice image.Great clarity,colors and exposure. #3318734

Nadine A. Lewis September 16, 2006

Janine, this capture is OUTSTANDING!!!! Perfect in everyway!!!

<>< #3318778

Jo Berry September 16, 2006

Wonderful!! I love the Stella's Jay. You certainly got the fabulous color!! #3318819

September 16, 2006

Janine, now if the bird isn't colorful enough, he has to look even prettier with the pink flowers next to him! I give you AAAA for this capture, my friend! #3318886

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Very beautifully captured Janine! Jeff #3318913

Evy Johansen level-classic September 16, 2006

What a capture!! Beautiful bird! Great detail! Love the drops of water! Super image, Janine! #3319049

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 16, 2006

Beautiful capture, Janine, the background is such a pretty compliment to this gorgeous jay, and the water drops add even more!
-Debby #3319069

Sharon Day level-classic September 16, 2006

This is one of the most gorgeous bird photos I've ever seen, Janine!!! Simply beautiful! Awesome!!! #3319073

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 16, 2006

Janine, as usual your exposure is Great on this. Such beautiful colors, dof and rain drops are just terrific!! #3319176

Pat Gamwell September 16, 2006

How blessed you are to be visited & surrounded by such glorious birds! SUPERB! #3319211

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Richard, Melissa G, Amy, Gerard (welcome to Better Photo), Kerby, Nadya, Dawn, Terri, Rakesh, Adilson, Theresa, Helen, Sam, Melissa M, MH, Bill, Karen, Colette, Linda, Lynne, Laurie, SaMi, Sherry, Claudia, Kara, Nadine, Jo, Joyce, Jeff, Evy, Debby, Sharon, Susan and Pat, I really appreciate all of your kind comments and encouragement; thanks very much.


Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Janine, Great color, composition and detail #3319382

Virginia Leone level-classic September 17, 2006

Love this cute bird! Great color and the background is nice too! #3319974

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 17, 2006

Arnie and Virginia, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3320686

Kathy Reeves September 17, 2006

Wow!! So beautiful!! You must have a wonderful yard with all these birds and flowers! #3322164

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 17, 2006

Nice capture. Beautiful bird. Love the colors. #3322451

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 17, 2006

Kathy and Kay, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3322501

Lani J September 17, 2006

Gorgeous capture Janine! Wonderful!! :o) #3322670

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 17, 2006

Lani, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3322705

Graeme yew Chow September 17, 2006

Really nice bird , and love the colors and detail, Janine. #3322745

Daniel Diaz September 18, 2006

Simply AMAZING Janine!!!!!! #3323039

Bill Wyatt September 18, 2006

What a colorful and beautiful bird! Love the details and lighting. Excellent work Janine!!! #3324192

Sherri Gorman September 18, 2006

Awesome capture Janine. Love the colors and details. Wonderful!!!!! #3324235

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Graeme, Daniel, Bill and Sherri, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3324688

Dorann Weber September 18, 2006

Gorgeous.. Amazing capture Janine.. Perfection... #3325087

Revonda L. Gentry September 18, 2006

I hope we see this one again!! Simply stunning, Janine!! I had never seen one of these Jays untill I went to Yellowstone this year. #3325116

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Dorann and Revonda, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3325169

Tarun Bose September 18, 2006

Awsome capture of this beautiful bird. Great bird series. When I look thru' your photos of birds, I feel all of them deserve prize. You are one of the best for bird photography. No dispute about it. Good wishes. Your great admirer.
Tarun. #3325541

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Tarun, I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement; thanks very much. #3325623

Crystal M. Gove September 18, 2006

You are the bird queen, Janine :o)!!! This is another AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME bird shot! I just LOVE the colors on this bird! #3325942

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Crystal, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3326191

Cheryl E. Molennor September 18, 2006

Another beauty Janine #3326641

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Cheryl, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3326665

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 18, 2006

Just superb Janine!! I love the tiny water drops!! <>< #3326913

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 18, 2006

Nancy, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3326947

Sylvia Rossler September 21, 2006

Beautiful capture of this Jay Janine !! I wish we had some birds like this one but I guess it is too cold here for them :O) #3343035

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 21, 2006

Sylvia, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3343227

Mary C. Legg September 22, 2006

he's a very handsome fella! and excellent picture-- your birds are always ever so lovely and it makes me very sad because I can't take bird pics due to technical limitations of camera-- enw camera coming so you can advise me on what to order. must take birds and butterflies-- and be adaptable. and I know nothing about photography, but just got accepted to submit butterfly pics for stock. have some beauties now. #3348081

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 23, 2006

Mary, thanks very much for your nice comments and encouragement; congratulations on the acceptance of your butterfly images. #3348203

Mary C. Legg September 23, 2006

thankk-you very much, but you know tht I am still struggling at the beginning and I had to start small. #3350532

Paul Sikora September 24, 2006

Janine, I'm always amazed at your beautiful bird captures and this one is no exception #3352641

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 24, 2006

Paul, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3353894

Dave Sanders September 24, 2006

Beautiful colors Janine #3353910

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 24, 2006

Dave, thanks very much for your nice comment. #3353952

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 26, 2006

FANTASTIC, Janine!!! The colors and details are awesome! #3365701

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 26, 2006

Allen, thansk very much for your encouraging comments. #3365893

Kay Beausoleil September 30, 2006

Such a great composition, Janine -- the water, the pose, the colours, the background, all wonderful! #3391629

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 30, 2006

Kay, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3392309

Donna M. Paul level-classic October 04, 2006

Beautiful Photo...LOVE IT! Thanks for taking a peek at my gallery. #3408837

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 04, 2006

Donna, you're welcome and thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #3408883

Brian Lobdell October 26, 2006

A well deserved finalist, Janine! You certainly made the most of your "window of opportunity"! (sorry, couldn't resist) As others have already stated, this is really an amazing capture - wonderful compostion and background. Good luck in the finals - I bet we see this again! #3501759

Sherri Gorman October 26, 2006

Congratulations Janine!!! This shot is AWESOME!!!! #3501907

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Another spectacular image and congrats! #3502006

Karen Slagle October 26, 2006

Congrats again... #3502032

Cheryl E. Molennor October 26, 2006

Congratulations again Janine! #3502363

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Janine!!!!! Love this JAY!!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502576

Kaye Burazin October 26, 2006

Way cool Janine. Love the 400mm lens so much, that is the next purchase I'm making. Love your nature shots! #3502691

Donna M. Paul level-classic October 26, 2006

Congrats Janine, this picture truly deserved it!! #3502712

Renee Doyle October 26, 2006

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Janine!!!

Rick Clark October 26, 2006

Congratulations Janine, good luck in the next round! #3502791

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 26, 2006

An equally "good side"--see what I mean? Another STELLAR image for your aviary, Janine; Congratulations! #3502841

Paul E. Earl October 26, 2006

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3503070

John Tubbs level-deluxe October 26, 2006


Congratulations on this and your other finalists for the month!

John #3503486

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Janine!!! #3503673

Nobu Nagase October 26, 2006

Congratulations again, Janine!!! #3503898

Datha Y. Thompson October 26, 2006

Congratulations Again Janine WTG!!!! :0) #3504174

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations #2, Janine!! #3504584

Dorann Weber October 26, 2006

Beautiful and BIG congrats Janine~! #3504622

Michael S. Baker October 26, 2006

Awesome capture, Janine! Best of luck at next level!
Mike B- #3504738

Paul Sikora October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Janine!


Kristi A. Howson October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and Best Of Luck in the next round Janine. The blue on the bird is so rich and beautiful! #3505206

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic October 26, 2006

Another super finalist...Congrats, Janine! #3505354

Graeme yew Chow October 26, 2006

Congratulation on this wonderful finalsit, Janine. #3505481

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Another awesome portrait, Janine...Congratulations!!!:) #3505498

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Janine, excellent work! #3505918

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Brian, Sherri, Laurie, Karen, Cheryl, Kitty, Kaye, Donna, Renee, Rick, Christopher, Paul E, John, Adilson, Nobi, Datha, Susan, Dorann, Mike, Paul S, Kristi, Sherry, Graeme, Jim and Barbara, I really appreciate all of your kind words of encouragement and congratulations; thanks very much.

Darryl Wilkinson October 27, 2006

Janine, Congratulations to you and your collection of Finalist awards this month. WTG!!! #3506413

William88 October 27, 2006

Wow! wonderful picture. Congratulations on your finalist!!! #3506464

Baqer Mohd Jawad October 27, 2006

Congrate Janine on your finalist!!!

with this great shot .. like it ! #3506731

Revonda L. Gentry October 27, 2006

Congratulations! #3507295

Tarun Bose October 27, 2006

Big congrats once more for finalist, dear Janine. #3507596

Donna W. Neal October 27, 2006

Congratulations again Janine #3507833

Lavone Vannoy October 27, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS Janine! Kepp on Rockin' girl!!! #3507955

Sharon King October 27, 2006

Great shot, Congratulations! #3508124

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Darryl, William, Baqer, Revonda, Tarun, Donna, Lavone and Sharon, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouragement. #3508360

Manuel Barrera October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Janine, best of luck in the second round #3508558

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Wow, two birdies in one month. Excellent capture and congratulations again, Janine. #3508868

October 27, 2006

My favorite! Congratulations, Janine!! #3508945

RC Fritz October 27, 2006

Congrats, Congrats, Janine!! #3509441

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 27, 2006

Fantastic colour and DOF Janine!! Congrats!!! #3509549

Sharon Day level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Janine!!! I can't imagine this one won't win something! Good luck! #3510483

Wendy Stevenson October 27, 2006

Congratulations Janine on yet ANOTHER gorgeous finalist!! You really cleaned up this month! WTG! #3510956

Brook Burling October 27, 2006

Congratulations Janine on your finalist!! This a great capture with the water droplets and the color from your flowers in the background- Just Beautiful! Boy you must keep your windows really really clean to get such a great shot :) #3511375

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 27, 2006

Very impressive Janine!! Good luck with this great shot!! Congratulations!! #3511521

Connie J. Bagot October 27, 2006

This is fantastic Janine---congratulations! #3511525

October 27, 2006

Congratulations Janine on your finalist!! Great work! #3511617

Claudine Grove October 27, 2006

Congrats again for another amazing bird shot! Beautiful! #3511784

Lorraine A. Cook October 27, 2006

Congrats on this super finalist, Janine!<:)) #3512295

Pam S. Cooley October 28, 2006

Congrats Janine!! I love Stellers. They are loud but cool. #3512574

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Manuel, Emile, Joyce, RC, Laurence, Sharon, Wendy, Brook, Donna, Connie, Dawn, Claudine, Lorraine and Pam, thanks very much for all of your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3514289

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 28, 2006

Congratulations Janine on this superb finalist!! <>< #3514655

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Nancy, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3514809

Erica Murphy level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Congratulations Janine!!! YOU ROCK!

Erica #3515453

Noel Baebler October 28, 2006

Stellar, Janine!!! #3515483

Jill E. Snyder level-classic October 29, 2006

Janine, Congratulations! Also on your other bird photo! Two time finalist -- WOW. Both shots are excellent and treats to view. Well deserved! #3519541

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Erica, Noel and Jill, thanks very much for your kind comments, encouragement and congratulations. #3519691

Shawn Jennings November 03, 2006

Another great image Janine! Congratulations! #3541572

Anne D. Eigen November 03, 2006

Congratulations on another superb finalist, Janine! #3541590

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 03, 2006

Shawn and Anne, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3541678

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