Mr and Mrs Magpie are my local magpies who over the years have introduced me to their young and always sing for me! Mrs Magpie starred in my "Song Breath" image.
Magpies partner up for life, they can hold the same territory for up to 20 years. They remember faces and sing one of the most complicated bird songs in the world. Magpies can hear the sound of grubs and worms under the ground.
It is believed that a Magpie is a good judge of character and will befriend you if you are deemed a nice person!
Mrs Magpie is on the left and you can tell the difference bewteen male and female by the male having a white neck and the female more grey. Mrs Magpie also has more white on her wings.
This print has been professionally printed with pigment archival inks on smooth semi-gloss photo paper.
This paper has high archival qualities, is resistant to yellowing & moisture.
To preserve your photograph we recommend that you frame behind glass so the print does not touch the glass.
Mr and Mrs Magpie
A3 Square: Image size approx 25x25cm, with a 2cm white border (this allows for safe handling so no finger prints touch the print). Edition of 100.
A2 Square: Image size approx 40x40cm, with a 1.5cm white border (this allows for safe handling so no finger prints touch the print). Edition of 50.
65x65cm, with additional 2 cm white border. Edition of 20.
Framing is not included in price, but custom framing available, please request a quote.
The A3 and A2 square prints are printed on Chromajet photo silk paper:
Photo Silk 285 is a super white smooth paper and has the look and feel of a traditional silver halide photo paper because of its true photographic resin coated substrate base.
The paper is specifically designed for high quality professional photographic output.
Has an increased colour gamut, deeper black density and improved scuff resistance.
The paper is more resistant to fading and yellowing.
This paper is sourced from sustainable forests and has received the Nordic Swan Award; the most demanding ecological mark in international paper.
The manufacturing mill maintains ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification, recycles water, uses waste products as an energy source with waste and effluent treatment systems in place.
There are no detectable dioxin discharges in the manufacture of this product.
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 dramitic results with the shadows and blacks.
Using environmentally friendly print processes and paper is really important to us.
To find out more about Hahnemuhle sustainability: https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/about-us/sustainability.html