Sunday, 31 May 2009

Monochrome Weekly - Magpie

Magpies are great favourites of mine - cocky, intelligent, noisy and very handsome. They wrongly get the blame for reducing the songbird population - they certainly will take eggs and fledglings but so will Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Crows (and rats! and foxes!)

To see some really good Monochrome photographs please click here.
Thank you to Aileni for organising this meme.

16 comments:

  1. Great monochrome shot! I like the contrast. Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  2. I actually photographed a magpie in the bird table eating fatballs this morning. Handsome birds.

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  3. We have a lot of magpies in our area too and yes they do get a bad rap. But they are a beautiful bird and you have captured it well.

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  4. He look SO!!!! proud :-)))

    A handsome young man maybe??

    Nice week to you.

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  5. Nice shot. I don't think I've ever seen one in person.

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  6. Your image captures the magpie-spirit you describe very well indeed.The bird looks very cheeky. They are pretty birds (...they did steal the eggs of the Song thrush in our garden, though...)

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  7. Amazing shot in B&W,I love this:)
    Thanks for the visit of my monochrome & have a nice day.

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  8. Great shot,the bird looked good in mono!

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  9. Love all the nature photos in your blog. Flowers make me happy. Is the bird B@W originaly?

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  10. Thank you for clarifing that to me. Magpie - I didn't know the bird's name. I looked it up - contrast on max. Imagine what was the Magpie's dissapointment when the color film was invented. Untill then all other birds looked like her/him on picture :(

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  11. I love magpies too! They are so full of character. Lovely shot of this one.

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  12. A beauty of a b&w. The bird sure looks proud of himself.

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  13. Wonderful capture of this magpie! Love it in Black & White. I've shared my monochrome images at Small Reflections a bit belatedly ... today ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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