Lucky Shot

I've been waiting to take this picture for years

Just thought that it would be worth including this incredibly lucky photograph, which I took this evening through my car window. The jay flickered over the road infront of me on my way back from work on the coast, and he stopped for a second in the branches of an ash tree before vanishing again.

I’ve shot my fair share of jays, and it’s always great to hear them screeching in the oaks in October, but it would be hard to imagine a harder bird to photograph. They are so secretive and are always on the move, so to have taken a close up portrait that is actually in focus says more about the fact that I keep my camera on the passenger seat whenever I go anywhere than it does about any of my own technical skill or ability.

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