It was a cold Sydney winter and this local Magpie used to sing every morning.
Angela loved how there was hot air coming from her beak so timed the shot with the final exhale of song.
This shot took 3 months to achieve to get the exact exhale of song and smoke position.
The monochrome version of this image was a finalist in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.
This image is printed on special photo rag pearl paper (please read the additional info section), so turnaround is 7 working days. As it is a more heavier art paper it is more expensive to print.
The image will be printed with a 2cm white border to fit onto your paper size, this is to ensure you have an area to hold the print as the black ink can be prone to fingerprints.
Available Paper Sizes:
A1: approx 60cm x 85cm, limited edition of 25
A2: approx 60cm x 42cm, limited edition of 50.
A3: Approx 30 x 42cm, limited edition of 100.
A4: Approx 28 x 20cm, Open Edition.
Hot Breath - Featuring an Australian Magpie
Museum Grade Environmentally Friendly Paper
The paper used to print this image is 320gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag pearl paper.
After many test prints, we found this paper to provide the most dramatic results with the shadows and blacks.
Using environmentally friendly is really impoirtant to us.
To find out more about Hahnemuhle sustainability: https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/about-us/sustainability.html