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2nd Placea mischief of magpies

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-05 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Location: at home
Date: May 31, 2019
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Digital Art, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2019

i took the photos for this challenge 4 days before katee passed away and entered it 2 days after I'd taken the photos .. she died 10 days before it went in for voting ..

my little photo bomber won't be scaring off insects and birds anymore altho i always thought at the time that it was better to have her than any photo i might get ..

after katee had gone i wished that i had entered this photo in the extended fs .. rather than the gratitude side challenge .. it was taken a month before she went .. exactly .. but it was too late as it had been seen by too many ppl ..

this is what i wrote when i entered the challenge ..
the info i found on the magpies was so interesting that i felt it would be good to share it ..

it was 7.45 in the morning .. i'd let katee out to have a wander .. and a couple of magpies were hanging around ..
i went and got my camera ..
took a few pics then katee scared them away .. story of my life ..
i'm very happy how this turned out .. and hope it goes well .. however in an extended free study the competition will be fierce ..

some info on magpies ..
The Eurasian magpie is believed not only to be among the most intelligent of birds but among the most intelligent of all animals. ... Mirror self-recognition has been demonstrated in European magpies, making them one of only a few species to possess this capability.

and this is a very interesting link about magpies

and i suppose most ppl would know about the collective name for animals .. like a herd of goats, school of fish ..
a mischief of magpies is just one of the adjectives used .. one was a murder of magpies .. but i felt that might not go well with the voters .. !! .. ;)

interesting link to the collective name of most groups of animals, birds and fish .. some are really crazy ..

after voting ...
thankyou everyone who made lovely comments and 2 favs ..
this is a very emotional finish for me .. my first without katee ..

Place: 2 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.7027
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 1135
Views during voting: 88
Votes: 37
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/03/2019 11:44:22 PM
Congratulations Roz in taking top spots with this beautiful image. Thanks for the information on Magpies. We have lots of different birds in the Pacific Northwest, but know nothing about the Magpie. Way to go!
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06/24/2019 11:54:37 PM
Way to GO, Roz!!!

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06/24/2019 12:36:01 PM
Katee’s last gift to you while she was living! How heartwarming! And, What a beautiful image! Such emotional art! Maybe the last page in the fine art coffee table book you should do with Katee’s images! I love doing coffee table books. They are such beautiful memory keepers! Still praying for you dear friend!
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06/24/2019 02:06:18 AM
Congratulations Roz, wonderful photo. We have a couple of magpies that have been coming to us for a long time. they bring a new baby every year. I love their singing.
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06/22/2019 09:42:53 PM
I absolutely love this, Roz. It was my pick for blue and 10. I intended to leave a comment but neglected to get back in time. I love the maggies - we have a family of 3 that come around daily- and I just love how you have composited this gorgeous creation.
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06/22/2019 09:12:07 PM
I knew as soon as I saw this image it would be a winner, not surprised it ribboned, it’s just gorgeous, the lighting and the story, a get together of mischievous magpies, they hang around here a lot too.
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06/22/2019 05:48:52 PM
this is one of those images that just makes you smile, wondering what these guys are up to...
congrats on the well-deserved ribbon, and please accept my sympathy on the loss of your sweet little friend, that's a tough pill to swallow for sure.
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06/22/2019 05:12:16 PM
Wonderful light and bokeh Roz! Congratulations!
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06/22/2019 12:24:38 PM
Congratulations Roz! It's good to see you back again enjoying what you do best! ((hugs)) Jo
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06/22/2019 10:08:00 AM
Congratulations Roz! This image has tones of character, just like magpies.
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06/22/2019 08:23:36 AM
Congrats Roz, happy to see this do well!

Message edited by author 2019-06-22 08:28:22.
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06/22/2019 08:03:43 AM
Fun, terrific image -- lets one feel like part of the gang. And thanks for the interesting info.
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06/22/2019 06:05:16 AM
Love this Roz.
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06/22/2019 03:48:37 AM
Great shot
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06/22/2019 12:59:34 AM
Very beautiful, Roz, nice to see you on the front page
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2019 10:25:46 AM
Conspiracy at work. Nice shot.
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06/20/2019 11:46:15 AM
Love the bokeh and the different expressions on the magpies. Nicely done. Bump.
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06/16/2019 06:09:41 AM
well they look like a gathrting of olg girls 7
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06/15/2019 08:31:59 PM
Marvellous light and composition, this is beautiful.
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