Whodat?---Magpie In Snow by John  De Bord Photography

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

What an expression I caught lol
While everyone hiked up to capture a frozen waterfall I stayed behind (hiking isn’t in my lungs ability, literally) and I was rather bummed that I couldn’t join them. That feeling of being bummed would soon turn to joy as this Magpie stopped by and paid me a visit…for 15 minutes! It was kind of funny, to watch him all puff up to stay warm in the bitter cold and try to insulate from the elements and the wind. I just sat there and talked with him, shooting away with my a550 and he would tilt his head in all these directions when I did. 400 shots later of him…I have several that came out pretty nice. I think he made perhaps the best wildlife mode I have yet!

Sony a550
Tamron 200-400mm
Puffin Pad


wildlife, bird, magpie, black and white, portrait, closeup, sony, nature

I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • :) Thanks Ray

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 3 years ago

    Oh that’s sweet John. Beautiful shot!

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    He is the cutest little Magpie!! You are right he is asking “just what are you doing?” I love the puffiness of him!

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonover 3 years ago

  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinover 3 years ago

    Wonderful posing. ;-)
    Great capture!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot John.

  • HURLEYbyName
    HURLEYbyNameover 3 years ago

    wow fabulous capture, wonderful expression, congrats on all your hard work

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 3 years ago

    Patience paid off! cutest magpie I’ve seen………..

  • Connie Bunke
    Connie Bunkeover 3 years ago

    This one made me chuckle. Love the expression and tilt of his head.

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