Sometimes, when the plan has gone horribly wrong for five hours, it can all of a sudden nearly go right. You can nearly get the invisaged shot, the smooth background, the right perch and the right pose. I would have liked more eye contact but I like the inquisitive look. I guess I am nearly there on my quest for the perfect jay shot ;) I had to use a touch of flash, really not enough light, but maybe I need more....a reflector, a diffusor? What I need is more time to experiment, not sit and do the same thing week in, week out.