Recently, I have seen a documentary about the birds' intelligence scale and Ravens were at the top of it before raptors and Jays :) This is a very nice portrait with nice details, composition and beautiful BG. I hope that you don't mind but I did a little WS trying to adjust levels as I think that the image was a little veiled. Thanks,
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2007-05-24 9:03]
Hello Lawhill , i like very much your Raven photo , this is my favourite bird , i can see " intelligence " in the raven's eye , very successful photo , thank you very much for your photo , sharing with us and very useful text .
- Chako (18)
- [2007-05-24 9:27]
Good day Lawhill;
I enjoyed your photo of this very common but difficult bird to photograph. Excellent catch light that makes the eyes very expressive. There does seem to be a little fuzziness and agree with Claudine's assessment. A very nice photograph. TFS, Daniel.
- trinko (4321)
- [2007-05-24 9:41]
nice catch. tough to get details in the feathers with a black bird. done well here good DOF
Nicely captured portrait of the Raven.
Just wondering, sigma lens?
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-05-24 12:10]
Thanks for looking at my recent picture and writing your critique on it, Lawhill.
This is a fine portrait of a Raven.
The details and colors are very good.
All the best.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-05-24 14:21]
Hello Lawhill, impressive capture, excellent camera work, very good portrait, I really like this one, great POV, composition, and sharpness, the collors and details are fantastic, gongratulation in a fine picture..well done..
- henrique (483)
- [2007-05-24 16:47]
Olá Lawhill, Belo close deste lindo passaro.
Me agrada a composição e cores desta foto, Parabéns .
- arfer (0)
- [2007-05-24 23:14]
A very good portrait of this raven.I have been trying to get a good shot for quite some time.I love hearing the raspy sound the ravens make when I walk through the woods.They are clever and rarely let me get too close.I think the workshop helped bring out the contrast a little better.Very well composed with good eye contact.Excellent POV and DOF.TFS
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-05-25 9:25]
How wonderful to see the details in the feathers. The raven is not 'raven black' after all, is it?
I see other colors in those feathers.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-05-25 10:53]
Amazing close-up of this Raven. I'm wondering how you got so close. Wonderful details - a beautiful eye, beak and plummage. Lovely colors. Your black is sooooo good.
- cuckooroller (0)
- [2007-07-17 10:08]
I thought I would have a look at your birds. This is not a Raven. The classic Poeian Raven (Corvus corax) does not range in Florida, and inspection of the size of the bill of this bird eliminates it a priori. Don't feel too bad as the separation of Corvus species are difficult even for those used to doing it.
So, what is it? There are two Corvus species that range in S Florida. They are: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos); and Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus). It would have been better a full-body shot to ID this one, but all I have is the bill and head shape. In my judgment, this is a Fish Crow (smaller bill than brachyrhynchos, different head profile, etc.).