Monday, October 17, 2016
Steller's Jays are such a beautiful bird if you can overlook their call and the bullying of smaller birds around them. Steller's Jays were named for Georg Steller, a naturalist on a Russian ship who discovered them on an Alaskan island in 1741. Later in 1788 when another scientist officially described the species, they named it after him – along with other species including the Steller's Sea Lion and Steller's Sea-Eagle. Sunday afternoon there was a little break in the rain. I took some time to photograph the Jays coming to my backyard feeder. They are indeed a beautiful bird. God's love and blessings upon your week, chris All of these images were created with a Canon 7DmkII with a Canon 100-400 IS v.1 Due to the cloudy conditions I was using an ISO of 1600 at F 8.0 .The shutter speeds varied but were pretty slow. The camera was supported on our window sill with a ground pod and a Manfrotto 3055 heavy duty ballhead.