Black Crow A Chief
- NinaM (4077)
- [2007-12-16 7:27]
Hi Bob, this photo has a particularity, it gets better the more we look at it... at first glance, I was kind of surprised that you posted this one. Just a crow right in the middle of a picture. Then my eye wandered and I began to see the details. The beauty of the head of the bird and the feathers at its right shoulder. The details on its feet and the details on the wire. I love it. You did a great job with the black against the sky and the direct light. Simple and efficient composition here. I love crows and thanks for your note. It's snowing flour on Quebec!
- Argus (50614)
- [2007-12-16 7:33]
Nice capture of a Common Crow in good lighting and with excellent sharpness. Our crow species in Sweden is grey and black. Crows are intellent birds: opportunists accredited with a certain amount of cunning. On reading your note and how the indigenous Americans used animal and bird names the use of crow must have been popular. Isn't there a tribe called Crows that were allies of the Blackfeet?
Thanks and have a good Sunday,
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-12-16 8:10]
What a far curious and interesting note for this excellent capture, Bob! For sure American natives had an intelligent and shrewd way to understand Nature and to fuse with it making the best of that relationship. Much we should learn of them.
Magnificent shot with great details on the beautiful head and eye of this black crow. A beautiful and marvellous composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-16 8:23]
A fine shot of the black Crow. Like Vultures they're important to help the "world go round"! Our grey/black Crow is common here but I prefer the Rooks and Jackdaws of which we have plenty here around us.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Silvio2006 (96294)
- [2007-12-16 8:30]
Hi Bob, splendid bird in great pose with wonderful details and great contrast against blue sky, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-12-16 8:38]
A bird from Bob ! Well done on this hard to get bird, they're very shy and black birds are hard to shoot well too. You've done great for sure, the composition and exposure are quite fine ! Thanks !
- Dave (2176)
- [2007-12-16 9:40]
Enjoyable note and a nice picture.
I like crows. I had one as a pet when I was young and would love to have another, although my wife is not too keen on the idea.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-12-16 9:43]
Nice to see your bird posting and it's nice!
You had captured well with good exposure and focus in the shot!
the clarity on the head and shoulder is fine!
thanks for the notes again
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-12-16 10:30]
Hi Bob. Good close up ofthis Bird. you have captured him well. good detail . a nice POV from below. well done TFS.
good notes too.
- joey (24881)
- [2007-12-16 10:31]
A different post from you today but still a cracker!
Definately has the "bob" touch to it! The "bob" touch is characterised by its pure quality in every single way!!
Excellent notes to accompany.
Well done my friend.
- angybone (7680)
- [2007-12-16 12:16]
A good 'un.....great birds, aren't they? So wise...where would be without the scavengers...the sin eaters of the wild. :)
- jaycee (25458)
- [2007-12-16 14:09]
Who else would post a crow with notes like this?? Truly, you are such a fine writer and so creative in both the words you write and the pictures you shoot. Great pose on the wires and he does seem to be ignoring you. He might be flattered knowing you don't photograph just any old bird.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-12-16 14:36]
This is a lovely shot of a common crow.Cornwall,where I live is a wintering ground for Crows and it is not uncommon to see thousands of these intelligent birds roosting in the trees around the city.Sometimes the trees look as if they have black leaves.They seem to leave in the daytime to the outlying area farmer's fields and just before dark you can see ribbons of black in the sky heading back to the city.They may gather thousands at a time and all of a sudden they lift off to the city for the night.
You have captured this one well,with lovely catch light in the eye.
The plumage detail is very good .
It shows well against a lovely blue sky.
- captainsgirl (4082)
- [2007-12-16 16:34]
As usual you spin a good tail, always enjoy your notes as much as your photos. A simple crow but a great shot I like the diagonal line of the power lines he perches on, and yes, he did give you a good pose didn't he? TFS both your story and your great photo!
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-12-16 19:50]
Excellent coloration and contrast.
Very good luminosity and great perspective... very well detailed.
Thanks for sharing!
- Mana (18578)
- [2007-12-16 22:01]
Great to see a change of subject from you and what a wonderful shot of this crow. Superb lighting and exposure and I like your POV to portray it. But be careful, don't go directly below a bird, they are a nuisance sometimes. The blue sky acts as a fine BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- Jamesp (18904)
- [2007-12-16 23:19]
The POV here is good - especially as the viewer can see the eye really well. The exposure is great - black bird/light BG. I also enjoyed reading your note.
- Adanac (21376)
- [2007-12-17 4:15]
Nice portrait of this lovely crow, I for one like crows and ravens, for thier intelligence and attitude. The also clean up what us human pitch in our streets. Great note as always my friend.
- pierrefonds (10609)
- [2007-12-17 4:54]
A good POV of the black crow, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-12-17 6:08]
i couldnt guess that it was you who posted this one, but it was a pleasing surprise and now i am ready for the birds too, the sky makes fine bg here, liked the pose and the composition,
tfs & regards
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-12-17 15:11]
Hola Sr. Bob.- Me sorprende ver en su galeria una Ave, en esta caso un "Cuervo" Los cuales aun a pesar de su color negro total lucen muy bellos. La nota escrita aqui define claramente la forma de pensar y actuar de los primeros pobladores de America. Muy sabios, pues siempre vivieron en armonia con la Naturaleza.
- CeltickRanger (35497)
- [2007-12-17 18:55]
nice image a good pose of the bird and a good pov from you,
and i like the image's against daylight photo effect, TFS
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-01-02 22:59]
Impressionnant volatil à l'oeil bien vif.