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Blue Jay
Photographer: Andrea Salas
Location: Hermann Park, Houston, TX
Story: 
I was walking around Hermann Park with my camera one morning when I saw some people feeding the birds and squirrels. I moved around to get different angles and at one point, this blue jay landed in this tree only two or three feet away from me. The light hitting the bird and the leaves at that particular angle made this the kind of shot that only happens when you don't expect it.
Digital Alterations: 
The only alterations I made to this photo would have been to the brightness/contrast of the exposure, or to the vibrance of the color.
Camera Information: Nikon D5100 with a 55-200 mm telephoto zoom lens
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