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3 Ravens

3 Ravens
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 10:20
Viewed: 3517
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lat : Corvus corax
Tur : Kuzgun

** Raven creates the world A raven story from the Puget Sound region describes the "Raven" as having originally lived in the land of spirits (literally bird land) that existed before the world of humans. One day the Raven became so bored with bird land that he flew away, carrying a stone in his beak. When the Raven became tired of carrying the stone and dropped it, the stone fell into the ocean and expanded until it formed the firmament on which humans now live.

In the creator role, and in the Raven's role as the totem and ancestor of one of the four northwest clan houses, the Raven is often addressed as Grandfather Raven. It is not clear whether this form of address is intended to refer to a creator Raven who is different from the trickster Raven, or if it is just a vain attempt to encourage the trickster spirit to act respectably.

Bill Reid created the sculpture of The Raven and The First Men depicting a scene from a Haida myth that unifies the Raven as both the trickster and the creator. According to this myth, the raven who was both bored and well fed, found and freed some creatures trapped in a clam. These scared and timid beings were the first men of the world, and they were coaxed out of the clam shell by the raven. Soon the raven was bored with these creatures and planned to return them to their shell. Instead, the raven decided to search for the female counterparts of these male beings. The raven found some female humans trapped in a chiton, freed them, and was entertained as the two sexes met and began to interact. The raven, always known as a trickster, was responsible for the pairing of humans and felt very protective of them. With the Raven perceived as the creator, many Haida myths and legends often suggest the raven as a provider to mankind. Is based on the archetypes of The outcast archetypes.
** From Wikipedia

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-28 10:51]

Üçü bir arada nefis görünüyorlar, ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Akif,
Hope you'll be doing fine. What a superb aerial shot these majestic birds! They are so deeply attached to the various cultures of the world, an integral part of our folklore.Being in gliding motion, their wings and general body outline has been captured wonderfully in-flight.Glossy black contrasts beautiful with the blue of the sky, what a shot!
Thanks a lot for sharing....warmest regards/Abid

Merhaba Akif bey,
Beautiful minimalistic composition with excellent timing, exposure and contrast. A magic masterpiece. Bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Bonjour Akif,
Très belle publication d'une part par la nette et franche opposition des deux couleurs et d'autre part par une composition sobre mais excellente.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

nefis görünüyor, eline sağlık hocam

Selamlar Akif bey,
Nefis bir çalışma,
3 ü bir arada kahve reklamı gibi:)
Enfes olmuş

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-11 20:01]

Hello Akif,
A wonderfully composed image of this trio of Ravans. The exposure is superb allowing us to view excellent detail of the underside of each birds wings. Your fast 1/2000 shutter has stopped the action so that each feather is seen in excellent detail. Well done!!


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