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Dull Blue Jay under lack of sunlight

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

I took this photo of a Blue Jay under very cloudy, dark and dreary conditions as a comparative example to the bird that I previously photographed and posted that was in full sunlight. See, when there is considerably less light the species appears far less blue because it is all an illusion of sorts. Missing out on the vibrant shades of some species during overcast conditions is not a deception of our eyes – the colors are just not there! Those tricky birds…

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator