Shades of Black in Nature

Challenge #188 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Black is a very dramatic colour in nature's landscape. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light, and the opposite of white (the combined spectrum of colour or light). It is an achromatic colour, literally a colour without colour or hue. (Wikipedia). The colour black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. This is a FULL COLOUR challenge, so definitely no black & white entries or desaturated pictures. Man-made structures should be minimal, no humans, domestic pets or birds deprived of their freedom. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size of entry: 1,600 pixels on its longer side.
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Bllack & White vs Black & White
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A Restless Flycatcher swooping the Australian Magpie. The Magpie is well known for swooping humans.
Submitted: Sunday, 14th February, 2016 12:54 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 27th December, 2015
Focal length: 210 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 1000
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