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Basking in the evening sun

Basking in the evening sun
Photo Information
Copyright: John Stewart (jstewart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 125] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 21:07
Viewed: 4609
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taking a stroll in the golden evening sun in the little town of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island, I looked up to see these magpies. Parent and teenager, I think. This is the Australian magpie, known in NZ as the makipae, and formally known as Gymnorhina tibicen. These magpies didn't fly over from Oz - they were introduced (like quite a few other birds in NZ). The idea was to help control insect pests on farm land. There is apparently a totally black version also in NZ, but I never saw that one - this is the white-backed magpie.

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  • Great 
  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-15 10:22]

:o) nice shot :o)
I like it nice light.
good timing
Well done ,TFS Libor

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-15 10:37]

Les oiseaux sont magnifiques et très intéressants.J'aime cette composition; les deux oiseaux sur la même branche. Est-ce que les yeux des oiseaux sont de différentes couleurs ou il s'agit de l'éclairage ?



  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-15 15:36]

Good shot John, the birds in their near identical poses in the fir tree look great. Well seen and captured, the colours and details show up well. TFS

Hi John

No time to give a proper critique. Sneaking this in from work. Just a big green smiley!

Hi John,
Nice warm evening light. Position and attention of birds is great too. Thanks, Paul.

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