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Ornithologists may correct me, but my two guesses were a) a raven or b) a parrot going to a funeral …I’m sure it’s not a robin.Oh, it’s probably a jackdaw !

If it rings a bell for you, you’re a camponologist, not an ornithologist.

In any case this bird and its companions were hungry and swooping around for picnic scraps.

I set a fast shutter speed, carefully selected a large aperture to ensure a small depth of field, used my left eye to take in the real view, my right eye framed the shot through the viewfinder and I panned and tracked steadily and then, I got lucky . Click.


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Blessed with the body of an athlete and the sensitivity of an artist, John was destined for wonderful things…sadly the athlete’s body is that of a retired shot putter and the artist was a cave painter, who met a tragic death when his attempt to knock through a wall of his cave was met with not only failure, but also gravity. Still, his family was left with a wonderful lofty view of the sea.

Sometimes, John takes photographs and some of them appear here.

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  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEmover 2 years ago

    Love the clarity of the blue eye and the slight shimmer of the black

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