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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Crows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 11:38
Viewed: 5029
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a crow in Hibiya Park in Tokyo. Crow is a nuisance in Tokyo these days as evidence by article from July 2006 issue of Economist.com cities guide.

The capital's increasingly aggressive jungle crows have become inadvertent cyber-criminals, denying thousands of Tokyoites broadband access. It turns out that fibre-optic broadband wires are perfect material for their nests, and can be dislodged from junction boxes with a well-judged peck. NTT and Tepco, the principal providers of fibre-optic cable in Tokyo, have reported sharp surges in vandalism committed by crows, who have no such success with the copper telephone and electricity cables that criss-cross the skyline.
The crows' rising boldness must be a disappointment to Shintaro Ishihara, Tokyo's governor, who declared war on the birds some five years ago, but has watched their numbers more than quadruple since. Even if the crows are somehow dissuaded from their destruction, the attacks on broadband access are expected to continue. Cicadas have discovered that fibre-optic cable is the ideal place to lay eggs, and have been staking out breeding grounds on the telegraph poles.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-12 11:44]

Hi Jitti, nice shot. I like the way you have captured the crow sitting on a statue of another bird. Good details, perhaps a bit light on the exposure, also good POV and interesting notes.

Hi JC,
This bird is very well captured, my friend!
I like the pose and the way he looks over the shoulder to be on top of the situation...
Good details in the feather coat, pleasant colours!
Pablo -

PS - What is he sitting on? A statue of a bird?? Hahahaha...

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-12 13:43]

Hi Jitti !
Excellent bird shot again ! Details, colors and exposure on the crow are very good. I also love the pose of the bird, and it was very nice to capture him while he was sitting on the statue of another bird. Very well done !

Very interesting capture and an equally engaging story about crows indulging in vandalism in Japan, JC.

Bonjour Jitti
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue avec ce corbeau qui semble s'etre posé sur une sculture qui lui ressemble. Les couleurs avec leurs belles quoique un peu sombre sur le corbeau ,les détails sont parfaits .
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-13 11:08]

Hi Jitti,
Original compostion of this bird over another stone bird. Strong expression in the face of the bird. Good notes too.
TFS, José M.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-13 12:08]

Hello Jitti,

Nice picture of that crow. Look at this big hooked beak! You got a good pov and you got sharp details on the bird. The picture is a little bit OE but looks good to me. Good work and TFS,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-14 22:07]

Hi Jitti

Very unfortunate they have become such a nuisance.Great photo of this crow though.Nice composition and detail.TFS


Hello Jitti!
Interesting shot of this crow. I like its pose and the fact that it's sitting on the bill of a bird's statue. The feather detail is very well visible and it's never easy to properly expose extremely dark subject. Your story about the crows making use of fiber optic cable is is very informative as well. Congratulations,

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-07-16 0:54]

Very sharp photo with a whim of humour from the pelican skulpture. And a most edifying lecture how nature fights back trying to regain its grounds...
Thanks, Jitti!

Good sharp image of this crow. Well captured with your new S3.
Great detail on the plumage and good composition.

This is the crow that my friend has warned me about in Japan. I will be visiting there on the beginning of 2007. I like the pose you have caught, the composition is superb and the DOF is good. Nice image here.

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