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A juvenile Aussie Magpie waits for an invitation to join us for lunch at the Wollombi Tavern. The local birds here have very good table manners.
Captured at AP f11.0, 1/80th second and 320-ISO.

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Monnie Ryan
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    Very considerate of Maggie to wait until she's asked rather than dive-bombing your table! Pretty markings!

7/27/2013 12:49:40 PM

Tiia Vissak
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great tones, details & dof!

7/27/2013 12:52:27 PM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi John,My friend I have never seen Magpie before.Excellent capture!!!!

7/27/2013 12:57:52 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture John!

7/27/2013 1:09:47 PM

Ermanno Radice
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Wonderful capture and color, love the bird!

7/27/2013 1:13:13 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture John. We saw Magpies in Wyoming a few weeks ago, but none here in NY

7/27/2013 1:24:18 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Lovely capture of Magpie!!!!

7/27/2013 1:24:51 PM

Ken Smith
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I suppose those are common birds where you are, but seem so exotic to us. :-) Nice work on this, John!

7/27/2013 2:46:12 PM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent capture of this beautiful bird, John.

7/27/2013 3:31:47 PM

David Phalen
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Excellent capture with outstanding colors and details!!

7/27/2013 4:54:22 PM

Katherine Kuhn
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Great capture, John! Looks alot like the magpies we saw in Yellowstone & the Tetons a few weeks ago!

7/27/2013 5:20:11 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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How cute, John, and polite, too! We have magpies here in New Mexico (in the north) but I have never been successful in capturing one.

7/27/2013 5:39:57 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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A fabulous shot, John!

7/27/2013 5:48:27 PM

Tammy Espino
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Excellent capture!

7/27/2013 6:15:46 PM

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Beautiful bird...excellent DOF and perspective. Great comp, color and detail.

7/27/2013 6:21:12 PM

Gord MacEachern
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Fantastic capture of this lovely looking bird John, very well done!!

7/27/2013 7:58:13 PM

Sharon Gardiner
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Great capture John. Great clarity and depth of field. Our magpies are hardly that polite here, in fact we steer well clear of them if we hear or see them.

7/28/2013 12:52:23 AM

Paul E. Earl
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I could hear some singing last night while I was capturing my star trails. A terrific capture.

7/28/2013 3:14:33 AM

Joy Rector
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love this shot

7/28/2013 6:30:14 AM

John Connolly
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Thank you all for your kind comments, they are appreciated!

7/28/2013 12:37:42 PM

Lydia Williams
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Love this one, John...I have never seen one before...well caught!

7/28/2013 1:33:41 PM

Marijana Fajgl
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What a beautiful bird, John!

7/28/2013 2:18:55 PM

Jack Ryan
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Outstanding clarity and color...a beautiful image of a beautiful bird.

7/28/2013 4:54:19 PM

Avril Young
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fantastic clear capture of this maggie John..well done..

7/29/2013 1:21:09 AM

Emile Abbott
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Neat capture of the Magpie and its marking.

7/29/2013 12:20:12 PM

Linda A. Braddock
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Beautiful, John. Magpies are beautiful birds, and you captured it so well.

7/29/2013 4:51:54 PM

John Connolly
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Thank you Lydia, Marijana, Jack, Avril, Emile and Linda, I value your kind comments!

7/30/2013 1:51:04 PM

Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Bird and Capture John!

7/30/2013 4:52:28 PM

John Connolly
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Thanks Wm!

7/31/2013 1:10:32 PM

Keith L. Clayton
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Perfect shot! That must have taken a lot of patience and timing!

8/6/2013 12:16:44 PM

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