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    Default A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Visited Washington and Portland late last year for my Nephew's wedding. Was a nice trip. Even met a member from this forum while up there. Turns out he was at my nephew's wedding! Small world, lol. Thanks for the hospitality, Ken (even though this is very late in coming).

    Spent an afternoon up near Mt. Rainier (absolutely gorgeous). Here are a couple of jays (gray jay and stellar's jay) trying to stay warm.
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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    very nice with all the snow around, and nice feather details. However, I don't see a couple... :-)

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    OK it wasn't just me. Where is that other bird? Nice shot, I can almost feel the cold. Very hot and humid here today.

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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Likewise only seeing one, but a lovely shot. This years Christmas card?

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    grey jay AKA camp robber. For good reason too. Nice shot.
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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Thanks everyone!

    I don't know why the Stellar Jay shot didn't show up. I selected both to be embedded but for some reason one of them shows up as a link labelled Attachment 46000. No clue what happened. I'll post the other one in a new thread.

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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Like the others, I think this is a really nice pic. Thanks for showing!
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    Beautiful!
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    Very nice shot. Good details and colors. Ann
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    Lens used?
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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    Lens used?
    Detailed info for this photo: E5, 50-200@200, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 200, exp comp +1, handheld. The jay was roughly 18-20 feet away. I processed the RAW image with ACR then used PS CS5 to crop, enhance the shadows/highlights, and sharpen before saving as jpg.

    Sometimes I forget what a gem the Oly 50-200 really is!

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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Hi Bruce,

    I was great to meet you at Dan's wedding. I first noticed that Jan was shooting Olympus, and started the conversation with her. When I told her that I shoot the same, she pointed me to you.

    Great Gray Jay shot, too! The 50-200 is my most used lens.
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    Default Re: A couple of jays from the pacific northwest

    Hi Ken,

    It was a real pleasure meeting you as well. How much of a nice surprise to meet a fellow Oly user as well as someone that I at least felt a connection with through these online forums. Jan and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip north (and seeing family was nice too, lol).

    The jay shots were taken when we stopped at Mt Rainier on the way down to Portland after flying in to Seattle before the wedding. We always try to take advantage of our travels to find some nice areas to visit and hopefully see some great photo opportunities as well. We were so pleased with the day up on the Mountain!

    I think I still need to look more into m4/3 for travel though. It can get a bit cumbersome carrying all my gear on a trip .

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