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No Pie for a Magpie

Due to their Black and White plumage I have always found it difficult to capture a really nice shot of a magpie.
Lured to boldness in the hope of sharing our lunch, this handsome fellow perched in a tree a few feet above us.


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Re: No Pie for a Magpie

And you got it - I have the same problem of course. Specially when they are at the bird bath in full sun.

This works I think because you have partial shade.
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Re: No Pie for a Magpie

That's a nice close shot & I'm sure he would have shared your lunch if he had the chance.

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Re: No Pie for a Magpie

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And you got it - I have the same problem of course. Specially when they are at the bird bath in full sun.
This works I think because you have partial shade.
Yes, Terry - full sun isn't the best light to be shooting anything containing pure white areas. For this shot I used the E-PL3's detachable flash included in the deal.
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That's a nice close shot & I'm sure he would have shared your lunch if he had the chance.
He or she was patient and polite and let me get quite close, about 3 metres Ross.
I have to say that this camera is the best I've owned since '05 when the C-5050 went down.
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Re: No Pie for a Magpie

nice shot..
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Love this shot, works for me
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nice shot..
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Love this shot, works for me
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