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Crash landing

Crash landing
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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: 2010-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 8:36
Viewed: 3063
Points: 44
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Rook - Corvus frugilegus

This poor Rook arrived with a group of pals to our garden feeders during a snow storm. He didn’t quite make it and made a crash landing in the wrong place where he had problems getting out of the deep fresh snow. Like all other birds the Rooks are eagerly looking for food in this early and bleak winter we’ve got here – the worst since the 1870´s!!

With this picture I’m sending a big hug to everyone on TN and I hope the coming year will be exciting and a new start for this site, away from point-collecting and nit-picking! Let’s get together and make peace not war!

From me to all – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

maurydv, KOMSIS, Alex99, marius-secan, maaciejka, CeltickRanger, matatur, ramthakur, Luis52, anel, jaycee, valy67, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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Ciao Ulla, great capture of this bird in the snow, bad landing?
May be, I hope then this crash it was well, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ulla,
timing capture of this Rook taken from an excellent low POV in a dramatic winter scene.
Happy New Year to you
Ciao Maurizio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-29 10:18]

Hi Ulla,
Rook, the dramatic.!
Light is very difficult, but the details look good.
Happy New year 2011!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-29 10:24]

Hello Ulla
Very interesting shot...thanks for sharing an I wish you a Happy New Year!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-29 10:52]

Hi Ulla.
I hope all is OK with unlucky bird. Scene is really rare and exiting. It is also very difficult for shooting and you managed to reflect the nerve of the situation perfectly. Best wishes and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-29 11:58]

Hi Ulla,the quality isn't the best but it's difficult to make better in this light....and very is very nice,curious and a little humorous,i wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-12-29 12:30]

Hi Ulla,

THis one conveys well the bad winter you are having. Our is too warm...

I wish you and yours a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!


Hello Ulla,
Excellent capture with nice details and good focus.
A dramatic winter scene...poor Rock....I don't like animals in pain, so I am feeding the birds around my apartment.

Hello Ulla,
Poor bird, this winter season is really impressive and crude! ... I hope that next year will bring you and your family, many good things and better weather! :) ... I am sending you a hug from Venezuela, Thank you for all that we shared in 2010, and also by all I've learned from you and your Canon SX10IS! (and from you and your G9 also!)
Regards, Happy New Year!
Regards, Jesús

Hi Ulla,
You captured some incredible situation. So many snow - unfortunatelly for all living creatures. Also very interesting note,
thanks for sharing
Happy New Year

Hola Ulla,
Tanto Ivan como tú habéis despedido el año con una "graja"
que espero que nos proporciene suerte para el año 2011.
Ha sido un placer compartir con vosotros mis trabajos y en
parte es lo bonito de Tn.
Un abrazo y cuidaros mucho. Buen fin de año y próspero 2011:

Josep Ignasi.

hello Ulla

unfortunately these are things that are part of nature,
excellent low POV to show this unhappy scenery, TFS

Happy New Year 2011


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-31 1:55]

Hello Ulla,
what a pity! I would do the same in the deep snow. A very exciting and very simple view of the weather and the creatures that affected by it.
The softness of the snow is so well seen and it gives me a special feeling about it. Though its quite bad, those who did have the opportunity to enjoy the snow, longed for it.
Thanks for sharing.


Merhaba Dostum!
Not one of your best focused and composed shots surely, but under the unfavourable circumstances the image is very informative.
I hope 2011 will be a warm year for you Ulla, which you can enjoy in great health and happiness...

Hi Ulla
Interesting scene.
My best wishes for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Great message to the folks on TN on the last day of 2010, Ulla. It means a lot to us oldies.
Wish you and Ivan a very Happy New Year 2011!
Your picture on the occasion adds a touch of humour with this Rook making a wrong landing! Hope he hadn't had one too many!!
We too had rains and snow here in North India and this morning while driving to school, I was thrilled to have a view of snow-clad mountains in the north.
Warm regards.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-01-01 17:29]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Great funny photo,
I really hope that all TN members thought the way You do Sra. Ulla. I Think is the only way to make a TN a great famlily of photographers, Share knowledge and photos without expecting anything in return.

Happy New Year in compaies Your Family.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-04 6:23]

hello Ulla,
What an amazing picture,animals also have sometimes little accidents..
I hope that up North the winter is not too cold and I send my best wishes for you and Ivan for a happy New Year. Take care!
Kind regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-01-17 11:00]

Hi Ulla,

The position of this landing is priceless! You reacted very quickly to get this unusual shot. I can't believe how much snow you have - wish I could send you some warmth from Arizona. I wish you a belated healthy and happy New Year.


Hi Ulla,
From a metering point of view, this is a most difficult photo. You got white for the most part of the photo with black in the center. I am sure the histogram of the photo will only show two peaks and those are on either side of the spectrum. I think that if you made the photo a little brighter so that the snow is closer to white, the photo would become even better.
I like the streaks of snow passing infront of the lens. And the very interesting moment you have captured.

Hello Ulla !
Poor bird, stuck like this in the snow - I hope he managed to get out in the end... It is a great moment you have captured here, excellent timing. I also like how the snow is making "hills" behind the rook, looks very nice. Very well done !

I'm all for PEACE 100%.
Am so sad that I've never run into you; I saw Alex's Hoverfly dedicated to you. Hence this visit.
Such a CLEAR CLEAR IMAGE... "showing" the snow storm. And all done with a mere Canon Powershot SX10 IS.... GREAT SHOW!!!
As a younger man I flew through a lot of storms and never ever CRASH LANDED. Am sure it is horrible. A few of my pilot friends did crash land. 8 of them did not live to tell us how they felt. BUT EVEN TODAY "I" FEEL THAT PAIN.
Mario from FULLY SNOW COVERED AND EXTREMELY COLD COLD CALGARY, Canada with warm greetings of sincere friendship.

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