Magpie (Pica pica)

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Comments (20)

((Ospr3y)) on May 3, 2011

Wow! Excellent capture, Kenny.


Best Wishes,


Kenny Wharton 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

Kenny Wharton 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

Kenny Wharton 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

Kenny Wharton 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.

Kenny Wharton 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

Kenny Wharton on April 11, 2013

Wow - thanks Nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • 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