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Hello Mr Magpie

Hello Mr Magpie
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 9:24
Viewed: 3342
Points: 10
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Pica pica is commonly seen at high altitude of Ladakh. The strikingly pied plumage and long (20-30cm), graduated tail, as well as its loud, harsh chatter, prevent confusion with any other species.

In the open country the Magpie commands attention as one, two, three or more birds, with rapidly moving, apparently short wings, fly in succession, chattering as they pass. When the bird alights the long tail is at once elevated and is carefully carried clear of the ground.

Magpies can recognize themselves in a mirror, highlighting the mental skills of some birds and confounding the notion that self-awareness is the exclusive preserve of humans and a few higher mammals.

Refer: >Magpies can recognize themselves

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-10 9:59]

Hello Subhash.
To me the Magpie is not at all remarkable: it is so common here that I have yet to take a shot of it. But a shot of it taken in Leh is another matter.
Thias is a fine sharp portrait in the bare branches of a Poplar tree taken with excellent lighting against a delightful blue sky.
TFS this fine image,

I remember having seen this bird in Leh long time back in 1988.
In your picture, it looks quite elegant, sitting on the barren white branches of a local tree. The blue sky makes a fine backdrop for both the tree and the Magpie.
Thanks for sharing this image from your archives, Subhash.

I think if you would frame it vertically can produce more space for the Magpie to 'breath'. Well, thats what i feel.

hello Subhash

between your knewest image of the Gulls and this one of the Magpie
i choosed this one to critique because in the other one
there is sign of civilisation and in nature photography
i prefer to keept them out of civilisation

excellent shot of the Magpie with beautiful luminosity
of the sun coming on the subject, excellent sharpness
and details, fine POV, like you Subhash i am here
to share my images and to learn about the nature
and the photography of birds and animals, and for this
one too Subhash for the framing i personnaly would prefer
less space behind the subject and more in front

in one word the subject is too centered in the image.
le sujet est trop centré dans l'image, i am telling this
Subhash just want to be useful in my crituque, TFS



Great shot doctor. Ladakh is still with you.

Great Photo, Sharp and the contrasting color fo the bird, WOW.

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