Photography 101: Double

Yep.  Still playing catch-up ball with the last of the Photography 101 themes I missed last month.

Today’s assignment is: Double.  We’re simply supposed to interpret the word — any way we’d like.

I snapped this photo this morning — of not one but two blue jays at my bird feeder.  Double blue jays!  It’s a little unusual for blue jays to land on my feeder.  They like to lurk in the trees beside the feeder and swoop down when other (little) birds are snacking.  And then they eat whatever seeds fall onto the ground.  They’re bird bullies.

They must have been really hungry today, though.  Because I had a gang of three blue jays who hung around (and mostly on) my feeder all morning.  I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t fun to watch them — they’re beautiful birds.


I wonder if they will be back tomorrow for another pass at the buffet?

Nikon D800
ISO 800 | 230mm | f/9.0 | 1/320 sec

Two more to go . . . Salud!


    1. I do have a zoom . . . and I shoot my bird photos through a window, no less! If I try to go outside, I just end up scaring them away!! Please try to get a shot of your garden blue jay . . . I’d love to see him!! Cheers, Suzanne!


    1. I was curious, so I Googled it. Found this on Wikipedia: The name “Blue Jays” came about when the team held a “name the team” contest in 1976, which involved more than 4,000 suggestions. “Blue Jays” was chosen by majority owner Labatt Breweries. So there you have it. It’s beer’s fault! 😉! Cheers!!

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