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Young Raven

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 14 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Sorry folks. I've been extremely busy lately. Haven't had a chance to check out your sites. Will do so when I get a chance.

I had the opportunity to come face to face with this young Raven. Obviously he had been left to fend for himself. He was squawking, yelling and crying all at the same time. He was capable of flying. He flew off to a tree branch about 40 feet up when he was done with me. Can't really say why I was allowed the time to switch my telephot and put on my 55mm and to approach this close and take his shot several times before he flew.
However, it is another of my memorable moments with wildlife.

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mats from Texas, United States

You live within the wildlife surroundings, so maybe you acclimatized and have that warm feeling towards them that they are no longer intimidated. :-)
Just don't be too close to BEARS! ...and your subjects were really looking at you. Another great capture Lee.

14 Jun 2009 5:32am

@mats: Thank you Mats. Every now and then I encounter an animal that allows approach. Not to worry though, Even if a bear said come here, I'd be deaf for sure. I have a lot of respect for wild animals. Especially those with teeth.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Cool documentation again. Nice frames around the photo.

14 Jun 2009 7:07am

@Hidalgo: Thank you.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

So nice ! Great picture. As Mats says they must think you're one of theirs

14 Jun 2009 7:08am

@Veronique: Thank you.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

A very fine image with focus sharply on the birds eye! Well done!

14 Jun 2009 8:33am

@mohkum: Thank you very much.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

That´s a nice young raven !

14 Jun 2009 8:53am

@Loner: Thanks Sonja.

Baby Sis from Canada

Great capture, once again lucky you. Have a great weekend.

14 Jun 2009 9:36am

@Baby Sis: Thanks Shelley. You enjoy your weekend also.

zOOm from Paris, France

Hehhe ! looking at you. Nice crop again Lee, very ecologic ! ;-)

14 Jun 2009 11:06am

@zOOm: Thank you Florence

Ben from Germany

woow... very cool...

14 Jun 2009 11:13am

@Ben: Thank you very much Ben.

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great hunting
nice shot

14 Jun 2009 11:21am

@amirreza: Thank you

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

this is a "wow" shot once again, i love the big brown eyes and the shiny feathers and he's turned his head just in the right angle:)

14 Jun 2009 12:39pm

@Linda: It all seemed to work in this shot. I myself like the look in general. Thank you for the compliment.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The light from behind and to his right really brings out the detail in his feathers. Nice one.

14 Jun 2009 12:52pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

You were really able to show us the great details of this young guy! I especially like the soft, fluffy feathers still present on his breast. Wonderful shot!

14 Jun 2009 1:37pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot Lee......i have the urge to say "nevermore" when there's a raven about......and since it's good to be honest, I gotta tell ya....I have truly enjoyed the other frames you've posted recently.....but this one is just a bit too "busy" for me....doesn't really add to the shot, as the others have done.....

14 Jun 2009 3:59pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan. These frames are just experimental. I have quite a few already made up. Every now and then I place a shot in them to see what it looks like. I don't necessarily try to colour coordinate like it should be. I'm still looking for the right style.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful capture and selective focus. You certainly are having fun with frames.

14 Jun 2009 4:47pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack. I have several of these frames ready to use at the click of the mouse. I try experimenting every now and then.

lydia from Paris, France

Another wonderful capture and a good moment for you Lee ! Great shot !

14 Jun 2009 5:06pm

@lydia: Thank you very much.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

WOW and totally WICKED!!!!

14 Jun 2009 6:26pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine. You are to kind.

Ms. LaRocque from Fort Sunshine, Canada

Well, I LOVE the framing on this one. It goes extremely well with the iridescence of the feathers. My eyes popped the moment the screen came up. This is a BIG baby!

14 Jun 2009 7:42pm

@Ms. LaRocque: Many thanks Ms. LaRocque.

eva from Rouen, France

as always : fascinating shot ! well done Lee

14 Jun 2009 9:01pm

@eva: Thank you very much.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee, a nice capture. The bird sure looked not that sure of itself!

15 Jun 2009 12:07am

@Marion: Thank you Marion. Yes it was looking for something. I don't think it was sure of anything.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

great portrait, the details of plumage are nice

15 Jun 2009 9:08am

@kisskool: Thank you

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Great capture!

15 Jun 2009 11:35am

@Kerri: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

he looks like he would like to eat you

16 Jun 2009 1:58am

@jamesy: Naw. He's just lonely. I think he saw his reflection in the lens.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

One of my favourite birds !! What a great shot of this very clever young lad !!

16 Jun 2009 1:51pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you Anthony. Black is not an easy colour to expose. I'm just glad this guy was not in a hurry to anywhere. It allowed time for adjustments and different angles.