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Hooded Crow

Hooded 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: 2011-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, 1.4xKenko + Canon EF 100-400 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 1:12
Viewed: 2847
Points: 30
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Except for the head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, which are black and mostly glossy, the plumage is ash-grey, the dark shafts giving it a streaky appearance. The bill and legs are black; the iris dark brown. There is only one moult, in autumn, as in other crow species. The male is the larger bird, otherwise the sexes are alike. The flight is slow and heavy and usually straight. The length varies from 48 to 52 cm (19 to 20 in). When first hatched the young are much blacker than the parents. Juveniles have duller plumage with bluish or greyish eyes and initially a red mouth. Wingspan is 98 cm (39 in) and weight is on average 510 grammes.
The Hooded Crow, with its contrasted greys and blacks, cannot be confused with either the Carrion Crow or Rook, but the About this sound kraa.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-06 1:52]

Hello Razvan,
Good shot. Very good pose, sharpness, good blurred BG.
This species is rare visible lately in my countrywide.
Regards, Pawel

Buna Razvan,
Te-ai apropiat foarte mult de aceasta pasare si ai reusit o imagine foarte clara cu detalii bune si culori naturale- totul surprins de la nivelul solului.
Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-06 2:56]

Hello Razvan,
Pleasing pose with eye contact with this Hooded Crow. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful natural colours and taken from a good low POV.

Buna Razvan,
Faina captura cu detalii bune si o pozitie excelenta a pasarii. Prin zona mea sunt relativ putine ciori grive si sunt mai sperioasa chiar decat sorecarii comuni.
O captura reusita. Ai folosit si aici teleconverterul?

Ciao Razvan. Very good contarst and exclelente sharp/details with intrigant light.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-06 11:20]

Hello Razvan.
Nice picture of this cute bird with good colors.I like the sharpness here very much and the positioning of the bird.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-06 13:28]

Hi Razvan,
Good picture,nice colors and fine sharpness.

Hallo Razvan,
a very beautiful capture of the Hooded Crow, very good sharpness with fine details on the plumage, bright colours, very nice composition with a great posture of the bird
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-07 4:46]

Hi Razvan.
I also like to shoot these nice birds. However, it is not easy task always. You managed to picture it at a very cute pose. Turning of the head and glance are amazing. I welcome precise DOF and impressive combination of sharp details of the crow and nice pleasantly smoothed BG. Kind regards and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-09 7:31]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent capture of a Hooded Crow.
The pose is great and taken from a fine low POV with nice sharpness and colours against a contrasting BG in a fine composition.
TFS and kind regards,

Hello Razvan.
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-09 19:10]

Hello Razvan,
A fine image of this Hooded Crow. You did a wonderful job on the exposure considering the BG lighting you had to work with seems to be very bright. You can see each feather in excellent detail and the coloration is simply beautiful. Great work!!

Ciao Razvan, lovely crow in the snow, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, like a natural B&W, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-03-12 10:06]

Buna Razvan,
Beautiful capture, The Hooded Crow!
Well composed, nice soft colours and good details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-15 4:55]

Hello Razvan,
An excellent capture of the Hooded Crow in a fine pose. I like the low POV, the sharp details and beautiful light and colours.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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