Western Scrub-Jay [Animals]

© Howard B. Cheek

Western Scrub-Jay

Uploaded: December 07, 2009 19:02:05


The “blue jay” of dry Western lowlands, the Western Scrub-Jay combines deep azure blue with dusty gray-brown and white. The rounded, crestless head immediately sets it apart from Blue Jays and Steller’s Jays.
Fairly rare in Central Texas.


Patti Coblentz December 07, 2009

Wonderful, detailed capture of this blue Jay, Howard...and I love the overall tonal quality of the image!

Patti #1213793

Michelle Alton December 08, 2009

This is intensely beautiful, Howard. #8200147

Lorna Shutter December 08, 2009

Wow! This is so beautiful, Howard! Your clarity, detail and texture are incredible! Love the gorgeous colours and all the branches! Fabulous lighting and DOF! Awesome wildlife capture! :) #8200425

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic December 08, 2009

Beautiful!!! #8200836

Ellen Hodges December 08, 2009

Wonderful capture, Howard!! The detail and color are just perfect! Wow!! #8201855

Dianna Murphy December 10, 2009

Beautiful, as always Howard. #8205904

December 10, 2009

Very beautiful bird,love the color on him,Howard,how did you make out with the eagles good I hope!!!!!!! #8206247

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 10, 2009

A very beautiful bird Howard. You did a nice job capturing him. #8206884

Lynn M. Whitt December 11, 2009

This is a beautiful bird and capture... #8207511

Cassie L. Woodlee December 11, 2009

So beautiful Howard, the detail and color are amazing!!! #8208765

Carol L. Fowler December 13, 2009

I missed this one. Perfect DOF and POV and color and detail and composition and I ran out of "ands"! #8212796

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 20, 2009

Great color and wildlife capture Howard - Merry Christmas!! Jeff #8235101

Arlene Krassner December 20, 2009

This is stunning Howard. What a beautiful bird. #8235888

Jim Baines December 21, 2009

There's nothing left to say, you talented rascal!

Back in the spring I set out to shoot a few closeups of vultures. I staked out a 5 lb. piece of beef with a 10 inch spike and hid in the cedars. Vultures appeared almost immediately, circled a few times, honed in on my presence and left the area. Within a few more minutes two scrub jays showed up. One would eat the beef while one watched from a cedar .. then they took turns.
They were the first scrub jays I'd seen at Ogletree Gap but don't see them routinely. #8238218

Kelly S. Cavanaugh January 18, 2010

Beautiful capture, Howard! Congratulations on your finalist! #8306534

Patti Coblentz January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!

Patti #8306542

Carol L. Fowler January 18, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful FInalist! #8306897

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 18, 2010

HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307577

Lorna Shutter January 18, 2010

Way to go, Howard!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image!!!!! :)
TJ dancing Pictures, Images and Photos #8308357

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST!

Photobucket #8308481

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Excellent, excellent work, Howard - as always...Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the upcoming rounds! #8308988

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 18, 2010

Congrats. #8309717

Ann Coates level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations Howard on your fantastic finalist. #8309953

Summer A. Kozisek January 19, 2010

Beautiful capture Howard, congratulations on your finalist! #8310749

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congrats Howard on your outstanding Finalist! Jeff #8312956

Sam Britt January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this finalist, Howard! #8313674

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