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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 23:15
Viewed: 3866
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
* In Korea, it is believed that good news will arrive when the cry of a magpie is heard.
* In Chinese culture, the magpie is one of the most popular birds, and is seen as the messenger of good news and fortune. In fact, its name in Chinese means "bird of joy".
* Magpies also feature in the Chinese folktale of "The Story of Cowherd and Weaver Girl" (among others), where they form a bridge for the separated lovers every year on the day of Qixi.
* The 1950s cartoon characters Heckle and Jeckle are magpies.
Thanks for viewing, and any critique.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-12 23:35]

Hello Doug,
An excellent in-flight shot of this magpie.CAtchlight in eyes,clear details,lighting,framing and composition are perfect.

Hello Doug,
Very beautiful Magpie in flight!
good clarity, exposure and focus with much details in it
well framed and well seen

selam doug, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely bird ,nice pov and blue bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-13 1:39]

hello Doug,
Excellent composition of this magpie in front of the beautiful sky.I like the display of the faethers. Of course I hope it will bring good news..
Best regards

bravo+++ pour cet oiseau en vol, bonne qualité, couleurs nettes
félicitations et merci du partage
bien vu

A wonderful shot - love the details, particularly in the wing tips. Great light and sharpness.

Hello Doug,
Your notes about this bird are very interesting and original! This is a beautiful in-flight shot with superb details, exposure and composition. This is not an easy shot to do and you even caught a beautiful catch-light in its eye. I wish I can see those birds someday but I don't think we have them here... Thanks,

excellent sharpness, good colours, wonderful action capture, well well done !!!!

Hi Doug,
Beautiful in fly magpie, nice details and colors
good composition, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

hi doug,
a beautiful capture in flight.the magpie looks very dynamic.
great details on the feathers and a good exposure.
a lovely soft BG.
very well framed.
tfs - carole

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-13 16:44]

Great capture and pp! Wonderful detail! EXCELLENT! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-13 18:55]

Hola Doug. Bella la foto de este hermoso pajaro en vuelo, Exelentes colores y gran nitidez. I hope that this bird brings to you not only fortune but health and happines too. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-13 19:56]

Hello Doug

A wonderful in flight shot of this magpie.We do not have those in my area.The plumage detail and colours show very well.The exposure is very good,and you managed nice catch light in the eye too.The patch of blue sky is a nice touch.TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-14 0:29]

Hi Doug.
What an interesting and beautiful in-flight picture of this B/W beauty. Excellent details and sharpness of the bird, wonderful colours (especially of the cloudy sky). Bravo and best regards.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-14 13:00]

Hi Doug,
Nice in-flight capture of this magpie with good POV, colors, light and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Doug, very nice image mate well shot love the detail...Cheers Rick

Good catchlight gives a sense of vitality to this shot!
Really well exposed, and it's not easy because of the B/W areas.
Well done,
(thanks for your comments on my pics!)

bonjour Doug

une belle photo au vol avec une belle couleur d'arrière-plan
j'aimes le cadrage de l'image, TFS


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-08-18 5:52]

Bonjour Doug, great shot of this Magpie, it's a beautiful bird. About composition, this lovely bird is a bit in the center!! congratulations, didier.

Hi Doug,

Very nice picture of inflight magpie, I wish I could do those. Great detail it the wings, shine in the eye, really nice POV, excellent DOF. Thanks for sharing, Cheers, dan.

I am still struggling with in flight shots....this is a beauty, love the light underneath its wings....I love this bird for the colourful feathers...but I hate it because these are killers....wonderful pov and background

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-25 5:17]

Hi Doug, I am always trying to catch a Magpie in flight, I catch them but they are always blurred. This one is great, they are a handsome bird and this shows their fine feathers and markings. Perfect catch of the wingspan and eyes. All looks great against the blue sky. Nice and sharp. Perfect.
Great note.

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