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Bathing Crow


Bathing Crow
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-25 1:10
Viewed: 3436
Points: 16
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) (sometimes called Hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch Crow, Danish Crow, and Grey Crow in Ireland, which is what its Welsh name, Brân Lwyd, translates as. Found across northern, eastern and southeastern Europe, and the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.
It is so similar in morphology and habits to the Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) that for many years they were considered by most authorities to be merely geographical races of one species. The fact that hybridization was observed where their ranges overlapped added weight to this view. However, since 2002, the Hooded Crow has been elevated to full species status after closer observation; the hybridisation was less than expected and hybrids had decreased vigour. Within the Hooded Crow species itself, four subspecies are recognized, with one, the Mesopotamian Crow, possibly distinct enough to warrant species status itself.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-25 1:26]

Buna Razvan,
La noi e cam rece, dar o baie buna merge la voi! In apa sarata sau dulce? O fotografie in plina actiune despre acesata cioara griva cu detalii frumoase si clare, felicitari!

Hello Razvan
water washes nicely, thank you for sharing,
Murat

Hi Razvan,
A nice capture of this beautiful hooded crow having its bath. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-25 7:14]

Hello Razvan,
well presented shot. the excitement is upon seeing the splashing of water well frozen,. How I appreciate your fast action upon taking this shot.
Congratulation for such a beautiful composition.

regards,
Foozi

Bonjour Razvan,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage parfaitement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Buna Razvan,
O ocazie foarte buna si de efect imaginea cu toti stropii din jurul pasarii...
Un moment rar si interesant...
Marius.

Hi Razvan
belle image de cette pie en train de se baigner, le mouvement est parfaitement saisi ce qui permet de figer les gouttes d'eau. La prise de vue est cependant un peu lointaine pour bien profiter des détails.
bravo et au revoir...JP

What a unique photo! I must use it as a screensaver to cool me down on our hot summer days!
Well done!

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