A Wet Jay

It's probably not fair to say that the weather today was dreadful, but the only time I was outside it did rain. Heavily. I took partial shelter under some trees.

I wasn't alone in seeking cover. This rather bedraggled jay had a similar idea.

Nothing else today, although I have been sorting through some of the photos from earlier in the year for a calendar. This one is still, I think, my favourite shot of 2012. It's going to be hard to beat.

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Camera note: all today's shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The barn owl was taken with the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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  1. derWandersmann November 22, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    I have to agree about the barn owl … they're such handsome birds, anyway, and that's a perfect shot.
    Not much leaf canopy left for that poor jay … Or for you, for that matter, but you had a choice of indoors or outdoors.

  2. serola November 22, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Second picture is just charming :happy: Nicely framed and good DOF.

  3. Wulpen November 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Nice…to see the jay lovely

  4. SittingFox November 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I'm trying to forget all knowledge of the water cycle and believe that some day, eventually, the sky will run out of rain.

    Jays are always a nice capture :up:

  5. Words November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Adele, the most alarming thing I've read is that if the planet does warm the air will hold even more water so our downpours will be even worse. Bring on the ice age! At least it might be dry.

  6. Words November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    dW, the leaves are down, the rain is falling, and today one of my favourite trees collapsed onto a small building. The weather is not kind at the moment.

  7. Words November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Sami, thanks. I felt quite sorry for the poor thing.

  8. Words November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  9. gdare November 24, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    This rather bedraggled jay had a similar idea.

    And you took the only dry place :irked: 😛

  10. Words November 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Darko, of course I did. The jay didn't have a camera 😉

  11. gdare November 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm #