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It’s springtime when Magpies build nests and rear young.

Come too close and you will be swooped on.

Magpies are fine fliers so this photograph is just about capturing the high speed action.

Shot with Canon 5D Mk II and Canon 28-300 L series lens with image stabiliser.

f8 @ 1/320 sec ISO 400.

The magpie was 6 metres away. I should have tried for a faster shutter speed but he/she wasn’t hanging around.