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The warble of the Australian magpie is one of my favourite sounds.
It transports me back to childhood and waking up early at my grandparents’ home to the beautiful joyous caroling of the local maggies.
On the other hand, during their mating season, I didn’t really embrace the necessity of having to don an empty plastic ice-cream container on my head just to get to the milk bar to spend the 10 cents my pa would give me for lollies.

This was taken on my fence at Romsey, Vic, Aus.

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Edited in PS CS5.1

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magpie, australia, bird, maree cardinale

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  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 2 years ago

    I love this brilliant work Maree

  • Hi Jane, thanks very much. xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Kris Montgomery
    Kris Montgomeryover 2 years ago

    I so LOVE magpies too!!! (apart from the Collingwood variety, yuk!) I even love them despite having had the crap scared out of me several times when a magpie has swooped down and bashed into the back of my helmet whilst out bike riding LOL. Know exactly what you mean Ree about being transported back to places on hearing the sound of magpies. So many lovely memories, thanks for reminding me of them with this wonderful capture. xxx

  • LOL… nahhh not the Collingwood variety, no way haha.
    Thanks Kris xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
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    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful capture nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing wonderful and precious Nice write up.

  • Thank you Miss glass of bubbly xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    My friend:)
    This is splendid art creation by your talent; Such a beautiful artwork, thank you to inspire friends and me:)
    ……….
    Quote of the Day
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.
    George Eliot said.
    ……..
    Regards,
    Sunny

  • Thanks Sunny xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 2 years ago

    Oh wow just a superb brilliant photograph, have them on my veranda all the time, with the butcher birds but they are so aggro …and make a terrible mess…

  • Thanks very much Virginia. I don’t think we have butcher birds around our area.

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.over 2 years ago

    Nat Geo type shot this..well composed and a stunning bird.

  • hiya Dani, thanks very much xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago

    What a cool bird! Excellent shot!

  • Thanks Ethna, yeah they are cool… and bossy lol

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    great work Maree!!

  • Thanks C xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    fabulous Maree! XOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Thanks darling xox
    Congrats yo your PPM feature xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Nik Watt
    Nik Wattover 2 years ago

    Good treatment, if a litle close to the edge maybe?

  • Thanks Nik, sometimes you have no choice where to crop :)

    – Maree Cardinale

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