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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-14 12:17
Viewed: 2948
Points: 40
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Jackdaw - Corvus monedula

The Jackdaw is a dark-plumaged passerine bird in the crow family. It is found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and four subspecies are recognised. At 34–39 cm in length, it is one of the smallest species in Corvus, the genus of crows and ravens. It is a black-plumaged bird with grey nape and distinctive white irises. It is an omnivorous and opportunistic feeder, and eats a wide variety of plant material and invertebrates, as well as food waste from urban areas. The Jackdaw has benefited from clearing of forested areas and is found in farmland and urban areas, as well as open wooded areas and coastal cliffs.

Jackdaws are highly gregarious and are generally seen in small to large flocks, though males and females pair-bond for life and pairs stay together within flocks. Flock sizes increase in autumn and large flocks group together at dusk for communal roosting. They become sexually mature in the first breeding season, and there is little evidence for divorce or extra pair coupling, even after multiple instances of reproductive failure. From Wikipedia

This individual was captured from a distance of 8 metres with the camera handheld. It has been cropped slightly and sharpened.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-14 12:30]

Hello Ulla,
These birds in the mornings are very loudly around my house. Yours like for me very much. Very good pose, perfect sharpness.
Regards, Pawel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-14 12:35]

Hello Ulla
Nice capture of this intelligent bird
Thanks for sharing

Superb capture Ulla! You demonstrating fantastic skills with your camera today! Brilliant pose of this gorgeous bird and fantastic natural colors. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-14 13:05]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice photo of this Jackdaw. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Pleasing pose, low POV and composition. Nice OOF BG.

Hello Ulla
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Ulla,
Good exposure, composition, very fine detail and nicely framed. POV also good.
Kind regards,Valerian.

Hi Ulla,
really beautiful portrait of bird. Nice natural black colours. Perfect point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful capture of the Jackdaw taken in a splendid pose, fine details, marvellous natural colours, excellent POV and very nice close composition
Best regards

Ciao Ulla. The best colours management in excellent contrast. Dynamic posture. Very well done.


Ciao Ulla, lovely corvus in nice pose, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-14 16:45]

Hi Ulla,a very good corvus portrait taken whit very good details,sharpness and in a total focus,i like the particular of the brilliant eye in a total dark composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Ulla

Excellent close-up photo of the Jackdaw,fine POV,
excellent focus and sharpness, great details
of its darker plumage, TFS


hello Ulla, your BG is just right, elect the black bird very well, I know from experience that it is not easy to be photographed this black plumage, the very good light helped in this fine color reproduction and the crisp details, wonderful photo!
regards Nasos

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-15 6:39]

Classic pose by the Jackdaw, good composition. tfs.

Hello Ulla,
Wonderful capture with excellent details and very good focus.
Amazing sharpness and clarity.
The eye contact is superb.

hello Ulla
very nice pose of this black beauty
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Ulla,
A beautiful composition with fine details and excellent sharpness. Colours are natural and POV is great. Well done!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-16 4:15]

Hi Ulla,
very beautiful composition, great colors and clarity,
Congratulations, regards ..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-17 13:08]

Hello Ulla,
Wonderful capture of this Jackdaws.Details on black feathers are wonderful.I liked POV,framing and composition also a lot.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-19 5:32]

Hello Ulla,
Not easy to take pictures of Corvus-species with their dark plumage. You did a good job with this species with white irises which is also present here, but rather on farmlands and not so much in town. Interesting color-contrast with the lighter background.
Bonne fin de semaine à vous deux!

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