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Beyond the light - Southern Grey Shrike by Jamie-MacArthur Beyond the light - Southern Grey Shrike by Jamie-MacArthur
As you can imagine this is an extremely hard exposure - a black, white and grey bird against direct sunlight
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:iconkodyboy555:
KodyBoy555 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Does that bird have a bug in its beak?
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yes it does
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:iconmonsoni:
Monsoni Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I see this shrike has a bug on its beak too. Is it the same one from the other picture?
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yes it is
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
That must have been challenging to control, but it turned out great!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
It was completely silhouetted in the viewfinder
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PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Perfect model is perfect :D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:hug:
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PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:glomp:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And you did any amazing job!! Thanks so much for educating us on the names of your beautiful birds, it's great to put a name to a face, so to speak! :) Well done Jamie!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
thank you again Beverly :-) they are refereed to as 'butcher birds ' down your way
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh that's cool, I hadn't heard of them referred as that before...mind you we've only been here fives'ish years :) Thanks Jamie!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
you should know them all by now !!!!! lol
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, I showed my husband all of your gallery...he said and I quote "WOW, these are National Geographic quality photo's" and "Amazing"...so another admirer to add to your list :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I wish he worked for Natuonal Geographic lol what I find is that those who have already made it see me as a threat so won't help me and those below me get jeleous of my work ind don't want me to succeed :sniff:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cut throat business, I know! You are always going to come across people like that unfortunately, we just have to fine another loop hole in the system to get through! :)
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zv3zda Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
It seems that the water tap attracted many birds! ;)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
yes that's one of the reasons I went there. sometimes one of the taps leak and the birds all come for a drink
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
great lighting
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
thank you Yagami ;-)
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AltoCeyx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
"you got my best side,thanks!!!" Excellent Lighting!!!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
thank you again Darryl ;-)
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TiereMitHerz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
those are like a gangster :D
i like them!
simple beauty :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you Victoria :hug:
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TiereMitHerz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A hard shot, but well worth it. ^^
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thank you Matte ;-)
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:iconoddity-1991:
Oddity-1991 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Nice!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thanks Jon and than you for the invite to your group, but the problem I have is time right now as I'm answering between 50-100 comments a day ! give me a shout when you get to Nottingham if you like though !
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Oddity-1991 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
You're welcome, and don't worry about it, i understand :). Sure I'll give you a shout when I'm there. It's not actually Nottingham though, Southwell, NTU's Brackenhurst Campus.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this and the lighting behind is awesome.
Nature+industrial art????????
Hugs
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thank you so much Jenny :hug:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
ALWAYS for you Jamie.
Hugs
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice photo :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thank you again Namisao ;-)
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
love the lighting in this one.

yeah, I can imagine sitting there trying to get the shot along with the exposure.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thank you so much again ;-)
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Yet you pulled it off perfectly! I really love your bird shots to bits :love:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thank you so much for your kind words Frédérique :hug:
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The35thChamber Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You captured that very well :D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
thanks again Luke ;-)
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