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Old Oct 28, 2009, 3:19 PM   #11
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Great shots Roger, I'm in western Canada as well and I see dozens of them everyday, I never really thought about photographing them though. After seeing your shots I may have to rethink that.

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Hi Scotty, They are fun to try and get a keeper or two of.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 3:20 PM   #12
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I will say...that perhaps some find the bird pretty. Likely because of the black and white.

But they are a scavenger bird...verrryyy intelligent. Hard to shoot...either with a a camera or a gun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie

As the above says, opportunistic bird. They have been known to like shiny objects and will eat the eyes of a new born calf (or other new borns..)

The photos here were nicely done..!!!


(But I noticed the cross hairs were missing )

Geeeez I don't have cross hairs on my lens.
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Terrific shots, Roger. Now you need to come to California and photograph the Yellow-billed Magpie!

Thank you SIR for your kind word. Interesting idea about checking out California.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 3:22 PM   #14
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Beautiful work!

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Thank you Dave.
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Cool - real nice shots

Thanks a bunch for the look and for the nice words.
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