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Taken with my best lens, a 400mm 2.8. The background is yellow leaves totally out of focus.

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

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:iconkatiriot:
katiriot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
will be or has been used here: animaladdiction.tumblr.com/
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:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing.  Those are such crisp details. 
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well the lens is $12,000 and not mine. :-( Thanks for everything, dear friend.
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:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  :) 
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:iconppender:
ppender Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Great photo! I am an artist and I was wondering if you would give me permission to use your photo as a reference in a painting. I would give you credit for it. My website is ppendergast.com. Thanks, Patty
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
featured: [link] :hug:
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:iconbeautifulakwinter:
BeautifulAKWinter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These birds are also so pretty, I wish we had some up here in Alaska. :)
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Dear Kat! :icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz:. :-) and I wish we had your bald eagle. :-)
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BeautifulAKWinter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3: They(the bald eagles) are very beautiful birds, but I think one of them(or some other predatory bird) got one of my bunnies this past spring... :'(
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:iconmoonchildluiza:
MoonchildLuiza Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I love it!
This fellow looks way better with its head in a "normal" position! XD
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: and the LOVE, Luíza. :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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:iconmoonchildluiza:
MoonchildLuiza Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You're welcome, hon. :)
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:iconfotomanik:
fotomanik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I love the colours
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
It is a beautiful bird. Thanks Luke.
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:iconalirezaaganori:
alirezaaganori Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
hello i am iranian men very good photo i am down in photos
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, much appreciated.:iconbluejayplz:
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:iconschplitzkriegs:
Schplitzkriegs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww!!! It's so cute!!! x3
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finished! [link]

I wanna do some sort of RED bird now lol.
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, you did a fantastic job. :+fav: and DWL :)
There is 141 RED birds that you could chose from at my webshots account [link]
Take care
Michel
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sold it! Heh. My mom wanted it.
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconblacklovelyheartsplz: For Mom! :)
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconshinoxiii:
ShinoXIII Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks so great with his colors. And the contrast between him and that beackground is really nice ^^
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. BTW Love your flowers! Will have to drop by soon. :)
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:iconshinoxiii:
ShinoXIII Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ^^
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:iconkimmeeninja:
Kimmeeninja Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast in color between the warmth of the orangish/yellow and then the bright hues of blue :] I have been wanting to get a shot of these lil buggers for a while but no luck >3<'' This is a very wonderful shot :]
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the nice comment and good luck in shooting them. :)
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:iconkimmeeninja:
Kimmeeninja Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope I haven't seen very many in the states >3<
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:iconamandarini:
AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Excellent shot. Great portrait of a bird. :D
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:iconsootyalbatross:
sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
this is great :) the focus is stunning!
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm bad at focusing but for this one I had a good tripod and a remote, maybe that what made the difference. Thanks
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Stripesthezebra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful detail. (:
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks again!
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:icone-ocasio:
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
One of the best bird photos I've seen. Great work!:faint:
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much. What a nice comment to start the day.
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:icone-ocasio:
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
You're welcome, it is indeed a great close up.
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:icon4dk:
4DK Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great catch & dof!
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. One more smaller F-Stop would have made it perfect.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful! This is an excellent photo; I really like the way it's portrayed. The out-of-focus background looks like a near-solid color, which gives it a picturesque, almost unreal feel. The bird itself it so perfect-looking that it looks almost like an incredibly detailed painting, except for the slight imperfection of the belly and face feathers, which simply cannot be captured in a drawing. And the photo's taken from an excellent viewpoint that's rather pleasing to the eye, in my opinion.
Wow, I pretty much gave a critique there. Wierd.

Oh well, it must mean that I really like this. XD
Unfortunately that species of bluejay lives nowhere near where I'm from, but I love them all the same. :D
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well thank you! This is my first critique and I survived it. Much appreciated.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, then! :D
I'm rather surprised that I survived it too, actually. I usually just leave corny comments like 'whoa this is cool' or whatever. XD
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MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
For the record, it was declined in a group because the background was to blan and part of the tail was missing. Forgive me if I can't critique the critique.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's pretty dumb. Though the tail thing does make a bit of sense.
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :)
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconjeff59:
Jeff59 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture, well done. :)
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:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank You! :)
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:iconjeff59:
Jeff59 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
1000
Date Taken
Oct 13, 2008, 12:36:39 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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