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Air Borne Magpies

Air Borne Magpies
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze MRC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 10:35
Viewed: 1845
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unless I capture a "fantastic" shot in the future, I shall not bore you with more "flying magpies".

It is interesting how they take off with their wings bolded back (top figure). Take off (middle figure). You can see in the bottom picture how upset she is with me a few feet from her nest as she is squaking at me!! Of course, I do NOT disturb the nest.

Hope you enjoy.

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hello michael
very good picture,s with great details and lovely colours
good sharpness to
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-06 20:01]

Hello Mike,
You have to admit these guys are sure attractive while inflight. Nice set of stop action photos, the bottom one is my favorite.

Hi Michael,

I have seen magpies doing this here (the place of my current sojourn) & lucky to get one similar shot. Neither of the three is 'fantastic'! Still, credit is due on two counts - first for shooting BIF images. Next, they are passerine. In the age of .... (don't know what) parents need smile shutter for kids & aficionados need IS for clicking an empty chair, you are certainly on the exceptional side of the earth. Also, this is a nice behavioural assembly.

Further, I have two comments. First, on equipment - probably a little more (the more the merrier) zoom range is necessary - to capture your 'dream' shot of these birds - unless you are lucky or have immense determination. Second, you can put one picture here & the rest on your website,blog,flickr, hyperlinking them in the note. The story can still be told but the eye shall not wander from place to place.

Wishing you all the luck you may stand in need.


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