Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
I'm here Mom! by MichelLalonde I'm here Mom! by MichelLalonde
Blue Jay - I'm here Mom! That's exactly what's happening. It is asking to be fed.
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot! :D
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Rebecca, much appreciated. :-)
Reply
:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: You're welcome! :heart:
Reply
:iconwintella:
Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it's has all the flight feathers all grown up. When it will develop the blue shades of the adults? Or it's already blue? And we just don't see it because we don't see the back...
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Wintella. Yes his back is much bluer but not as saturate as the adults. If you have a chance.. read about his feathers being all white except for the black part. :-) :iconbluejayplz:
Reply
:iconwintella:
Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool, I sure will :D
Reply
:iconjrd1st:
JRd1st Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :clap:
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks John. :)
Reply
:iconjrd1st:
JRd1st Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :bow:
Reply
:iconys-liliumsynth:
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Writer
isn't that bird a li'l too big to get its own worm now?:XD:

still, I'm always impressed how you managed to capture these beautifully!^^

400mm always does its job I guess!;p


btw question: you have an ISO 2000... :meow: can you make awesome shots with a high ISO but in open daylight?:meow: I mean, ISO's pretty much used for dim surroundings, right?
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
They are as big as the parents when they leave the nest.
Look, even at F\16 and very close, I still have a problem with the depth of field. :-)
Reply
:iconys-liliumsynth:
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Writer
hmmm...:meow: maybe the DOF can be solved with how you set the metering...?:shrug:

oh, I see.:nod: hm, that's how this bird's trait is, I guess.:meow:
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Right. DOF is critical specially when sooting so close. Here I choose f\16 probably because the bird was not moving so I could use a slower speed.... but it did move :-). Notice I also push up the ISO.
Reply
:iconys-liliumsynth:
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Writer
oh, I see.:nod:

btw, how'd you been able to adjust things that fast?;p is it because of the D700 itself, or you're juz hasty and swift enough in adjusting?^^
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
No, I very very slow. The camera is ready for that exposure because I would have made a test before, maybe just the branches. I could also have made another exposure test under the leaves in the shades, just in case. :)
Reply
:iconys-liliumsynth:
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Writer
how do you make that "exposure test"?:meow:
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
I still use a light meter, all our student use them.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliantly timed shot :clap:
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Dawn. :-)
Reply
:iconthesepiaraven:
TheSepiaRaven Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the LOVE, Matthew. :-)
Reply
:iconthesepiaraven:
TheSepiaRaven Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for taking cute pictures. :)
Reply
:iconmottymotty:
mottymotty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo!
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Thomas for the :iconfav3dplz: :-)
Reply
:iconlilinuuh:
LilinuuH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Wonderful shot! Very beautiful :)
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: Lilja, much appreciated.
Reply
:iconlilinuuh:
LilinuuH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
U welcome c:
Reply
:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Wonderful shot!
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Robin. :-)
Reply
:iconfotomanik:
fotomanik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
very good catalog
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Luke. :-)
Reply
:icontheorangespork:
TheOrangeSpork Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love bluejays, they're my favourite bird. where i live we used to have alot of them but now they're all gone and crows have taken their niche.

i was just wondering, and sorry for asking, but how do you put the thumbnail of your other deviations in the description. I've looked all through the FAQ and couldn't figure it out
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Many Blue Jays have been dissimated in certain regions due to a virus. :(
Reply
:iconnarkya:
Narkya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Putting thumbnails into descriptions is only available for premium. But then you just take the thumb code and copy-paste it in there.
Reply
:icontheorangespork:
TheOrangeSpork Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, no wonder i couldn't get it. Thank you
Reply
:iconkigerforest:
KigerForest Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Artist
oh, ok I havent though of that, thanks!
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconpenguinwelcomeplz: :-)
Reply
:iconkigerforest:
KigerForest Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Artist
I sorta get it and I just wanted to know cause I'm gonna be buying a better camera and wanted some artists opinions, thanks anyways.
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ok so if you are thinking of taking it as a career then buy the entry camera suggested by a photography college as their minimum entry camera. (our's last year was the Nikon 7000. :-)
Reply
:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional
What sharpness!
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much Recondita! :iconyourocksonicplz:
Reply
:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
you're welcome!
Reply
:iconl-i-m-e-a-d-e:
L-I-M-E-A-D-E Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I actually chuckled when I saw this one. Good choice on the title, and I must say it's an absolutely beautiful picture. The vibrant green background really picks out the whites on this young Jay, while the sticks work wonders for dividing the picture right before my very eyes. ^^ I love it.
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Nathaniel. A very pertinent comment. :-)
Reply
:iconl-i-m-e-a-d-e:
L-I-M-E-A-D-E Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you. And you're very welcome.
Reply
:iconthe-dude-l-bug:
The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's 4 youngsters in the tree ouside right now squawking to it's parents be fed.
Reply
:iconmichellalonde:
MichelLalonde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Should I bring the 400mm lens? Thanks Jim. :-)
Reply
:iconthe-dude-l-bug:
The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to get them with my 150-500, but they stayed well hidden deep within the foliage.
Reply
:iconkigerforest:
KigerForest Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Artist
what camera do you use? it looks really good.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1600 × 1067




Details

Submitted on
July 28, 2012
Image Size
326 KB
Resolution
1600×1067
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,559
Favourites
257 (who?)
Comments
71
Downloads
189

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
2000
Date Taken
Jul 27, 2010, 12:26:20 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
×