Magpies and child
Magpies and child
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Not often that I post a pic within a day of shooting. But yesterday afternoon I went for a wander to a patch of bush along side playing fields. The magpies were going nuts! They were behaving like a bunch of wild youths. No interaction with other birds, no obvious mating behaviour, just a bunch of about 7 or so, stopping in a tree for a bit and singing loudly, then all wheeling off and doing airobatics in the stiff afternoon breeze, then dropping to the grass of the playing field where I shot this. They would then all rinse and repeat. I have a handful of other shots of this amazing stuff that I will post shortly.

5 Comments on "Magpies and child"

  • Cryp // 2005-11-17 11:07:55

    I love this site. It is quite possibly my favourite on the net.
  • tetsu // 2005-11-17 12:52:28

    Wow! Interesting composition!
  • David H-W // 2005-11-18 01:11:05

    Good low-level shot and subtle lighting.
  • StormAngel // 2005-11-18 12:32:26

    this shot so reminds me of afirca, the dryness, the time of day, the swaying reeds, not kamal or bad coffee adds
  • miles // 2005-11-20 21:51:52

    nice, great atmosphere with the low angle and the light, the kid and the birds create a story to it all.

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