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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 8:25
Viewed: 3220
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The magpies are passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. The names 'jay' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, although this does not accurately reflect the evolutionary relationship between these birds. For example, the Eurasian Magpie seems more closely related to the Eurasian Jay than to the Oriental Blue and Green Magpies, whereas the Blue Jay is not closely related to either.

In Europe, "Magpie" is often used by English speakers as a synonym for the European Magpie, as there are no other magpies in Europe outside Iberia.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
30/06/2007 16:06:06
Tv(Shutter Speed)

Thanks for critique!
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-03 8:56]

Hallo Annick,
Geen gemakkelijk onderwerp met het zwart/wit.
Mooie compositie en pose en prachtige achtergrond.
gr. Paula

good eye detail nice pose good focus nice background

bonjour annick
je n'ais jamais reussi a approcher un pie comme cela,elle est superbement presenté sur son pied d'estale avec un beau BG.

Hello Annick,
So how do you like the new cam??
Great image, very good exposure and details..
So how is the image quality over ISO 400?
Haven't seen you use it here yet..
Nice work.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-03 9:38]

Hello Annick,
Fine capture of a juvenile Magpie with excellent BG, pose and sharpness. The light management of the contrasting black and white is well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-03 12:24]

Hi Annick.You have done so well with magpie we have many around here but have not got a good one yet. this has good detail in the feathers. with catchlight in the eye. I like the colours in the background . a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFs. good notes to.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-07-03 12:38]

Hello Annick,
Simply shot of the magpie but full of expression.
Superb portrair. Perfect use of AV and light.
Congratulations with new camera (and new lens?) :)

Hi Annick, wonderful bird in great pose, excellent details and great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Super close-up of this powerful bird. Very sharp and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-04 1:21]

Hi Annick,
Pressed for time and the internet is also playing hide and seek. Just tagging this shot and I will come back with a proper critique.

* I will come back.

Hi Annick,
A beautiful bird. Capture wise excellent composition and details with fine BG. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-04 2:54]

Hi Annick,
an excellant shot.
Sharp and detailed with a brilliant DOF.
Well done,

Hello Annick
Very intersting shot of this Magpie,
Perfect details,compo and lighting,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-04 3:13]

This is big Magpie Annick..Very nice POV&details.

Your bird portraits are really in a class of their own. They all look as if the birds pose just for you! Great detail and quality overall! Kudos, Annick! Cheers, Klaus

Wow Annick,
This is a beautiful capture of this bird that we don't have here. You managed very well with exposure and details are superb! Again, I like this pastel BG that makes this bird stands out very well. This is a nice one! Thanks,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-04 6:59]

Hi annick
Excellent capture.As usual very sharp image with nice details in the plumage.Excellent POV and BG.
TFS Michel

Magnifiques détails et belles couleurs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-04 7:56]

Hi Annick,

I love this bird that is so difficult to capture. He posed for you very nicely. Good blacks and whites and a nice blurred background.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-04 8:26]

Hello Annick,
Beautiful capture.I liked especially details and natural colors a lot.Enjoy also your new lens:)

Bonjour Annick!

Excellent picture of this magpie! You success in exposition where it is really difficult with all that black and white! We can easily see all the different nuances on the feathers...

Nice bg except for the whitish rock in the left which is a little bit distracting...

Sharpness is excellent!

Great pic and TFS,


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