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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 10-Feb-13 11:50 PM
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"Magpie in Utah"


Traverse City, US
          

This bird is everywhere here but one of the toughest to get a decent shot of. They are very weary and every time I've been close enough to get a reasonable shot they've flown off just as I was getting focused. Drove me nuts for years. Finally on a drive around the edge of Utah Lake this weekend one flew into a tree near where I was parked and stayed long enough for me to get a couple decent shots. Light was good and the bird was in a good position to take advantage of that.

D300S Nikon 300mm 2.8 with 1.7TC iso 400 1/1250 at F 7.1 matrix metering





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kenray Registered since 10th Oct 2008Mon 11-Feb-13 05:03 AM
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#1. "RE: Magpie in Utah"
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Green Valley, US
          

Best picture I've ever seen of a magpie.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Mon 11-Feb-13 10:33 AM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Very nice shot.

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STAN__LEE Silver Member Charter MemberMon 11-Feb-13 06:51 PM
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ROSEVILLE, US
          

Well done, Peter! Once again you are enjoying a 'new' spot. Have been inactive for a while but I was back in time to see your wonderful snow-scapes. stan

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Tue 12-Feb-13 01:17 AM
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#4. "RE: Magpie in Utah"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Ken

I have a few shots of Yellow Billed Magpies from the Sacramento Valley in California but this is the closest I've been to one of these birds in years. Nice of him to show up on a day when the light was in good position.

Peter

  

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Tue 12-Feb-13 01:19 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Victor

I've had some luck once in a while being in the right place at the right time. I think the magpies decided to give me a break.

Peter

  

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Tue 12-Feb-13 01:21 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Stan

Nice to see you back ... yup.. Spent two years on projects in California then got assigned to this job in Orem last August. It's been a real experience working this close to the Rockies. So much to see around here and do any given weekend. Hoping to get to one of the National Parks south of here soon.

cheers
Peter

  

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Tue 12-Feb-13 02:28 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

You absolutely nailed these Peter. I've neer seen a magpie in North America.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 13-Feb-13 01:10 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Jim

Wow...never seen a magpie... Seems everywhere I've been in this country they're in large numbers. The yellow billed version in California is really striking... Here in Utah they're everywhere, even in the higher elevations in the Rockies. Must be pretty resilient birds to manage life in the mountains.


Peter

  

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Wed 13-Feb-13 05:04 PM
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South Orange, US
          


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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Wed 13-Feb-13 05:05 PM
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South Orange, US
          

Great shots, thanks for sharing, you are inspiring.
Emory

  

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 12:30 AM
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Beautiful photos Peter. I have yet to see one of these.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 10:19 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Emory

Gotta give some credit to my subject for being so cooperative. It's been tough getting close to one of these birds at least long enough to get a good shot.

Peter

  

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 10:21 AM
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#13. "RE: Magpie in Utah"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Don

Come to Utah sometime and you'll see lots of them

Peter

  

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Mississauga, CA
          

Nice shots Peter, nice balance of the blacks & whites.

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