Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My new best bird friend

The Blue Jay waits for me each morning.
He waits with the Wrens and the Cardinals.
They get along just fine.

This morning, while I was taking pictures with my new macro lens,
he came to see what I was doing.

I turned when I heard him speak.
He was less than 6 inches from my camera.

He is amazing.

I am studying shadows.
I am studying polka dots and moonbeams.


Lynne said...

Beautiful Blue Jay.
Your macro shots make him look so big- I'd like to run my fingers along his feathers and hold him to my cheek. I'll have to let my eyes
feed my immagination.

tumblewords said...

Wow! He's impressive - his feathers look like fur. I just watched a magpie scurry out of the junipers and take to the sky with a shout of joy (or something).

kkryno said...

So, he's a Blue Jay! I feel so dumb not knowing that. ;) We have Stellar's Jays here, and also back home, so your guy looked very unusuall to me. He is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure he would love some peanuts.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Amazing that you can get so close to this Jay Sherry. I love the polka dots on him.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.......He is so beautiful.....your macro lens has shown us the incredible detail on his feathers....I can see that we are going to have some beautiful shots this winter.....

He will become a frequent visitor I am sure.....

Terry said...

Oh he's absolutely beautiful! We normally don't have blue jays in our yard at this house as we don't have mature trees here. But the past few days I've been hearing them in the yard! Maybe they're considering moving into the neighborhood!

marmee said...

fantastic that you got to be that close to mr. blue.
great photos!
i am glad i got to see them.
i love your new lens it is capturing the best details.

meggie said...

Wow, he is stunning! What wonderful photos.

Mary said...

Wow. You are so blessed.

ICQB said...

What a handsome jay! I love your new macro lense.

Chris said...

He is really beautiful! How wonderful that he waits for you each day :-) What a start to each day!

Belen said...

Wow this story is incredible...although I can understand that the bird also likes you. By the way, you made wonderfull photos of your new model

ChrisND said...

What a great friend to have! The texture of the feathers is very interesting. I hope he stays a while...

Jules and Ken said...

What great shots of the Blue Jay! You almost make me want to get out the big Canon and learn the use it.

Cathy said...

Whoa!! Excellent photos. I'm surprise how close he was to you.


Q said...

Dear Lynne,
Me too. I think he would let me. He has no fear of me at all!

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Some birders do not care for the Blue Jays but I think they are fantastic. I also like the Magpies.
When I lived in Colorado I saw the Magpies in the park where I walked. I enjoy watching the birds. They are amazing creatures. I wish I had wings.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
Never dumb...no reason why you would know. I saw Scrub Jays in Oregon when I visited my daughter.
I think the Jays are very beautiful birds.
I bet he would love some peanuts. I am waiting until this winter. There are lots of acorns on the ground for now.
I think he may be too tame!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
LOL, the shadows were so pretty on his feathers. He is a very friendly bird.
I like him.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I hope the macro will make it possible to take pictures of tiny bugs.
I am learning.
Thank you for your encouragement.

Q said...

Dear Terry,
I bet so!
I like the Jays. They add another element in the backyard bird story.
This Jay seems to get along rather well with all the song birds even Mockingbird!
Hope you get to see some Blue Jays soon.

Q said...

Dear Marmee.
I have a plan, I will work with the macro lens every day until I am comfortable!
Nice to know Blue Jay looks great up close. I do not think I would.

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Thank you. This was a case of serendipity. I just happened to be working with the macro lens when Mr. Blue flew in!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I will be thinking of you while your feeders are down. Soon you will be able to feed again. The House Sparrows can ruin everything.
Darn it donut! I am sad for all your sweet birds.

Q said...

Dear Icqb,
Thank you. I think I also love it!

Q said...

Dear Chris,
There are a group of birds that wait for me to come out each morning. They like their treats.
A few are singing again. I love top hear the birds singing in the early morning.

Q said...

Dear Belen,
Having the birds about makes for a lovely morning. This winter it will be the birds that keep me company. I will miss the bees and the butterflies.
Thank you.
Maybe this winter I can do bird portraits. That would be fun.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I almost always have a few Jays about. This one is just extra friendly. He doesn't fly off when I approach the deck or the feeding station.
I also hope he stays.

Q said...

Dear Jules,
I really enjoy photography. I have lots to learn too.
The macro is a great lens. It is heavy but I am doing okay with it.
Always good to learn something new.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
I wonder if I will ever get the infer-red lens? You have done some very interesting work with yours.
Jay was close!

Cathy said...

Sherry. I'm hoping to take out the infrafed lens out again. I got the raw hack to work on my camera. I should get better picture with that. Just hope for good weather this week.