Magpie (Pica pica)

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Comments (20)

((Ospr3y)) on May 3, 2011

Wow! Excellent capture, Kenny.


Best Wishes,


© KennyW on May 3, 2011

Thanks Liam

Imagine our surprise when this bird flew down and sat at the next table to us. Then I spotted the toast left on the plate……. This clever bird had learnt leftover breakfasts were easy pickings!



Rosalyn Hilborne on May 4, 2011

A beautiful picture. I am very impressed with your bird photo's...Very good work :-))

pedrocut on May 4, 2011

Hi Kenny

I must be getting old, I remember when you only saw a magpie in the countryside!

This is a great photo for a Newcastle supporter, as here he shows in black and white. Often you can see many colours!

All the best Peter

Closed on May 4, 2011

Hey Kenny! This is a great capture!! That penguin looks so small though ;D kidding! Cute magpie!

Smiles, GG:)

jknaus on May 5, 2011

Great capture and portrait. He´s very difficult to catch!

Like, Joni

Neil Grimwood on May 5, 2011

Great shot Kenny, lucky you!! We have them in our garden,but they're a bit wary,as soon as you move they're off.

David Brown Photogra… on May 7, 2011

Lovely Magpie Kenny

I shall try to equal this next week as I am visiting a land of magpies then.

But like Neil says, they are somewhat timid!

All the best ol' buddy - Jethro

© KennyW on May 7, 2011

That will be Newcastle I take it?

David Brown Photogra… on May 7, 2011



Səməd on May 9, 2011

So beautiful. L

els f on May 9, 2011

wonderful capture... really good! LIKE

theolfa on May 11, 2011

A beautiful capture of a beautiful bird, Kenny, and even better when enlarged. Cheers! Theolfa

© KennyW on May 11, 2011

Hi Samad Talebpour and els f Thanks for your kind words.

Theolfa you are right it does look better enlarged and I am even more pleased that even when enlarged nobody noticed I have reworked the background!

The original taken at f25 had the background in focus. A bit of work in Photoshop selecting the background only allowed me to add a heavy blurr. I also sharpened the birds eye for maximum effect then cropped away loads of surrounding rubbish.

Well worth the effort, I think you'll agree.


theolfa on May 11, 2011

I do agree, Kenny, and I particularly noticed the eye, because I was looking for a reflection of you. :D

© KennyW on May 11, 2011

Ha! zoom in on THIS ONE for a good reflection.

helianta on May 16, 2011

Great shot, Kenny!!! LIKE!!! Greetings, helianta.

© KennyW on May 16, 2011

Thanks Helianta Yes this one does seem popular and as a specimen shot I didn't think it was that good as I cropped the tail out of the shot.



Nick Weall on April 10, 2013

A silver star for this one Kenny but since we don't have silver it will have to be Gold YSL ~ All the best ~ nick

© KennyW on April 11, 2013

Wow - thanks Nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by © KennyW
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2011/04/28 09:58:57
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/25.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO2500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash