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one of my feel good birds by Lou-in-Canada one of my feel good birds by Lou-in-Canada
Im suffering from depression, and this winter it has been particularly bad. These birds have seriously helped getting me in a little better place. When they're around, their warm colours make me smile, i just cant help it. So happy to see em :dance: Also, these birds will always remind me of this *winter 2010*.. since its the first time we have them around, AND we caught them on camera! :w00t: BlueJays are pretty shy usually, flying off quick to go hide when you get near. Same as the cardinals, the red ones. Well, I owe em, since they really lightened my mood at the darkest days.
I :heart: Bluejays :iconyesyesyesplz:
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For Wintergevoel contest at DDU (DutchDeviants Unite) :icondutchdeviantsunite: View all submitted works here: [link]
(Pls Note: If Im coming in 1st or 2nd place, I do not want to accept the SUB prize, but want that to go to the person coming in next place pls. I have a sub. Im participating for the fun of it, not to win a sub. But I like the features :D )

Ended 2nd place in the contest! :w00t: :dance: :iconveryexcitedplz:
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:iconrapturesrevenge:
rapturesrevenge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Artist
Gorgeous capture! I still haven't caught a Blue Jay on camera, but I've got my fingers crossed! You've given me hope that it can be done!
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks exdream. The trick to get em I bet will be peanuts. :w00t: In the shell they love em. Out the shell they'll nibble a few, then take off with a full one out of habit I guess. They are quite shy, taking off fast again, usually moving high up in some tree to observe the goings on below :lmao:
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:iconrapturesrevenge:
rapturesrevenge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome! I'll have to do that. Thanks so much!

They are incredibly shy. There are a few breeding pairs in my neighborhood, and I've only been able to catch a few glimpses of them before they take off again. Grackles are just as shy.
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Eowulia-MornElda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Writer
This little guy put a smile on my face. It's a really good close shot of a cute animal. I can see why they made you feel better when you felt bad. Thank you for sharing this and congrats on the second place. This is a really great photo!
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes, they certainly do. Thank you so much Eowulia :D
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:icondeviantmary:
DeviantMary Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Je hebt hiermee de 2e plaats veroverd in de wintergevoel contest op #DutchDeviantsUnite uitslagen-blog Gefeliciteerd hiermee, en heel veel plezier met je prijzen :)
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
:wow: I did? Woohoo! :w00t: Thank you so much!! :icongrin--plz:
(but pls see note re the sub :D)
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:icondeviantmary:
DeviantMary Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, you did =p very welcome, your month sub has been sent to the 3rd place winner :)
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
:w00t: thank you Mary. I know normally prizes aren't up for discussion in most places, so you doing that is much appreciated. :hug:
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:icondeviantmary:
DeviantMary Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome :) I guess in most contests, they aren't, but I do what I can to keep you all happy, and in my opinion, the prizes you win, are yours to do with as you please :) :hug:
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:iconmakkialientje:
Makkialientje Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wauwww .... zeker een mooie foto !! :O
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
dank je wel Makkialientje :D
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured in my journal!:hug:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you, much appreciated Nancy :hug:
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Avec plaisir...is it right???:lol:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
et oui, c'est parfait! :highfive:
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:iconnool2i:
nool2i Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
so cuteee...
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
trhank you nool ;D
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:iconseldavia:
Seldavia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Winter does make people depressed.

The blue jays and the cardinals always brighten up the winter. :)
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
hi Seldavia. Yes, well usually I get my dip in October/November. Bit surprised it was so bad this year. but I seem to be on my way up again, so that's good.
Yes, for sure these colourfull birds brighten up our whiteness outside, and darkness inside :D
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you Nancy :hug:
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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ik-ben-10eke Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I DO love these blue jays. We don't have these colorful jays over here, just the Eurasian Jay (Gaai of ook wel Vlaamse gaai), which also looks pretty.
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
hi Tieneke. Yes, they sure do! :D
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T-Nooler Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
What a great capture!
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you so much T-Nooler
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:icont-nooler:
T-Nooler Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
welcome ^_^ I know how hard it can be to get a shot of bluejays (has tried and only gets blurs and hit with tree nuts >_<) they're quick and they're smart
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
they certainly are! Just like the cardinals, it seems they always know when your back is turned, to come in for a feed or look around. I can sit there for 1 hour, and as soon as I get up for a coffee or other break, I come back to see em fly away beak full of some quickly snatched goodies :rofl:
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:icont-nooler:
T-Nooler Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
haha too right!
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:nod:
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:icondutchway:
dutchway Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Beautiful bird...we don't have one like that here in the Netherlands.
Great photo also
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you so much dutchway. Dankjewel. Ja, ik weet. ik zou dr n paar mee moeten smokkelen op mn volgende reis. Weet je wel die halsbandparkieten, die zichzelf vermenigvuldigt hebben, en nu zelf in hartje Den Haag door de straten vliegen :rofl:
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dutchway Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Waar heb je die vogel op de foto gezet?
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Achter in mijn tuin :D
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:icondutchway:
dutchway Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
AAha ik zie dat je in Canada woont.
Ik was even van de wijs door het Nederlands
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
yes, that happens :lmao:
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Snowflaky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
very beautiful picture, you can count every feather almost:clap:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:dance: thank you snowflaky :D
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:iconsnowflaky:
Snowflaky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
my pleasure;-)
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Wonderful birdie! I love their color!
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you akcattykit :D
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Looks like he is happy to see you too :D
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:D Thank you Chery :hug:
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Amaquieria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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It's a blue jay!!!
:iconleftangelwingplz::iconiloveyouplz::iconrightangelwingplz:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
hey.. Amaquieria :wave: long see no talk. Ill be coming over to check your devs shortly :nod: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment here :w00t: :lmao:
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Amaquieria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: I've been so busy with moving into my new house that I've only been getting on for small bits of time once a week, but things are settling down so hopefully I can keep up better with things. :boogie:
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thelongblondhair Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
waaaaah !
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
erm.. thank you! :lmao:
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