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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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E-420
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Apr 7, 2010, 1:10:19 PM
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Garrulus glandarius by pagan-live-style Garrulus glandarius by pagan-live-style
Eurasian Jay (Vlaamse Gaai), taken this afternoon in the forest of Groenendaal in the Netherlands, with a F5,6 300mm Pentacon lens from 1970 , on an Olympus Body !!

Although the lens is not a stellar performer, it can deliver some nice pics, the cost of the lens was 20 euro!!

Garrulus glandarius:

The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. Across its vast range, several very distinct racial forms have evolved to look very different from each other, especially when forms at the extremes of its range are compared.

A member of the widespread jay group, and about the size of the Jackdaw, it inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is an habitual acorn hoarder. In recent years, the bird has begun to migrate into urban areas, possibly as a result of continued erosion of its woodland habitat.

Its usual call is the alarm call which is a harsh, rasping screech and is used upon sighting various predatory animals, but the Jay is well known for its mimicry, often sounding so like a different species that it is virtually impossible to distinguish its true identity unless the Jay is seen. It will even imitate the sound of the bird it is attacking, such as a Tawny Owl, which it does mercilessly if attacking during the day. However, the Jay is a potential prey item for owls at night and other birds of prey such as Goshawks and Peregrines during the day.

hope you liked it greetz lenZ
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love so much Jays ! :glomp:
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
me too !!

, but i have to be patient, since i don't use auto focus lenses i need a few seconds they sit still in order to focus and select the aperture !!and holding the lens still, since i have no image stabilisation as wel !!

So on average only 1 in 10 photo's is reasonable to post !!

But it in some way it is rewarding that some of them come out nice, since i had no help from the camera !

greetz lenZ

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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Jays always escaped when we want to have them in shots ! :omfg: :giggle:
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
will upload another one soon !!!!!!!!
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