07 March 2014

Magpie

Since the previous post was so intensely coloured with Rosella, I thought black and white would be the way to go this round.



Juvenile


 an early morning, getting the feathers in order



 all was fine until ...

a Noisy Miner had the hide to fly to a nearby branch.

Later addition: Magpie in 'black and white' ...  because a comment made me do it :)

27 comments:

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Now you have me wondering what a black and white magpie would look like in a black and white photograph.

Jeanne said...

Great post Carole! I loved your magpie. Have seen some of these, but not around Texas. Great commentary on your photos!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like it!

Stewart M said...

Black and White they may be, but they are still very good looking.

Rather jet lagged after a very long flight back from the USA!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A very smart-looking bird in colour or B/W.

Irma said...

Great photos Carole.
So many details and perfect focus, my compliments.
Greetings Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Great post. I like these birds however their off spring are brown!! (as you know)

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Lovely... Very sharp features

Roy Norris said...

Even though its black and white, got some great detail on the bird Carole.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous bird - my favorite part is their name. too great!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

(john is such a trouble-maker!) ;)

LOVE that top shot!!!

Montanagirl said...

Nice post - Your Magpies are very striking. The B&W is a nice touch.

Karen said...

They are striking looking birds! Black and white is not boring! Terrific shots!

Carol Mattingly said...

I live seeing your birds there. So different and beautiful.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of all these birds. Have you got a new Camera ?
Best regards, Synnöve

Deanna said...

Always such great bird shots...so enjoy visiting your beautiful site!!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Because of busy times and virusses I haven't been very active on my blog and the blogs of others last few weeks. I am sorry for that :-)

You posted some nice work lately! I enjoyed reading your posts!! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands! ;-)
Gert Jan Hermus
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

Carole M. said...

tks everyone for your comments ... and to Synnove' I'm using the x50 zoom camera that I bought during last year

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of your Magpie, Carole! Have a happy weekend!

Brian King said...

Very handsome! I love the black and white plumage!

Cath H.C Photographie said...

J'aime beaucoup tes photos!
Très bon week-end à toi !

diane b said...

Great catchlights in its eye.

Wally Jones said...

We don't have Magpies in our area so I really appreciate your wonderful photographs!

You really show how beautiful they are, even if they can get a bit noisy!

Jan Castle said...

You must be talking to him....he is listening so intently!!! Great captures Carole!!!
Jan

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Different to Hispanish magpie. .So beautiful.. Cheers!!!..

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Magpie, the beak and back are white, I love them.

Helma said...

Truly stunning and beautiful clear pictures of this beautiful bird.