Australian Magpie

Gymnorhina tibicen.

In a park in Dayboro.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 24th August 2008, This photo: 2:56pm

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  • chefglen said:
    Nice capture!
  • -Bennie- said:
    great capture mate. awesome DOF on this one. You've hit just the right spot.. well done! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - luckily magpies aren't too worried about humans ;-)
    Thanks Bennie - shot wide open with the 1.4x TC on.
  • -Bennie- said:

    ahhhh. was wondering how you managed to get so close .. deeerr. i should have looked at your tags, and yep, there it is. 1.4 teleconverter.. hmmm. i must get one of them one day! :-)
    arrrggh, toooo many things to buy! :-(
    Seen on (?)David de Groot
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it's quite a handy accessory :) As Johnno said on WP, for birding you can never have a long enough focal length ;-)
  • Barbara J H said:
    Beuat shot David.
    Seen in Australian Birds (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Barbara :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    They seem to have a really strange (for a Magpie) expression - do you know what they were up to? Great capture, I especailly like that you managed to get it inbetween the branches, with that lovely blue sky in the background :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Caught him between preenings. :)