Photographer's Note

Another shot from my November visit to Mitta Mitta. Once again, taken in one of the paddocks (fields) of my friends' farm. A lone magpie was perched in the upper reaches of a dead gum tree growing right next to a younger one. The sun was fairly low in the sky - even though it was only about 6pm (exif details don't show summer time!) it fell below the mountain range behind me only minutes after I took this shot. For a few moments the clouds parted, allowing me to take a few shots in the amazing light.

Heavy rains fell only days before this was taken, so the grass looks incredibly green in this light; now, after some awfully hot days it will be brown and dry, even though the waterholes on the farm are still pretty full. About 120 species of birds have been recognised on this farm.

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