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The Raven



The Raven. Urban Raven. Corvus coronoides. The Australian Raven.

The Raven. Urban Raven. Corvus coronoides. The Australian Raven.
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Bastetamon
 
Bastetamon August 19, 2016
Love your raven, my P.A.P.! :*
brettsixtysix
brettsixtysix August 20, 2016
Thank u so much my P.W.! :*
stephaniemwood PRO+
 
stephaniemwood August 28, 2016
Welcome to ViewBug! Thanks for sharing your work with us and thanks Very much for Following my work. I hope you enjoy this space and that you both show your skill-sets and learn from others while you are here.

Crows are amazing, intelligent, lovely creatures. You captured the very sly, calculated bits of their nature in this shot. Well done. The creepy whiteness of the eyes is admittedly delightful. The old-school Goth in me approves; mightily. ;)
brettsixtysix
brettsixtysix August 29, 2016
Thank u very much, this is a great site and im looking forward to posting here. Yes crows are amazing, very intelligent, thank you, they hang around the train stations and scavenge from the bins, and yes i think Mr Poe would approve too!. Thanks very much!
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murphey August 31, 2016
What a Beauty !
brettsixtysix
brettsixtysix September 01, 2016
Yes!. Thank u very much! :)
StefaniaEymundson
 
StefaniaEymundson September 29, 2016
Awesome image, love it! Raven's and crows are both beautiful birds. Love the detail in the feathers in your image.
brettsixtysix
brettsixtysix September 30, 2016
Thank u very much Stefania, Yes raven and Crows are amazing!
cindybucholz
 
cindybucholz July 06, 2017
Incredible close up!!!
brettsixtysix
brettsixtysix July 11, 2017
Yes i love this pic, thanks very much Cindy!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a suburban railway station in my city
Time
This was taken mid afternoon on an overcast cold march day.
Lighting
I think the flat dull light created by an overcast sky truly gives the Raven photo a wonderful sense of melancholy
Equipment
I used an Olympus SP-810UZ. F-stop f/5 Exposure time 1/60sec ISO speed ISO-80
Inspiration
I was standing waiting for the train and the Raven landed on the fence across the tracks from me, there was another on the ground, it had found something to eat and this Raven flew over to have a look. I have always loved predatory birds, magpies and ravens being my favorites.
Editing
I converted the photo to black and white and my partner Bastetamon placed a blue filter over the image to get the effect you see.
In my camera bag
i had nothing else with me at the time, this is the camera i used before i bought my Canon
Feedback
Take as many shots as u can before yr subject flies away, urban birds are great to photograph because they are used to human behavior, you can move around to capture from different angles and get quite close without disturbing them. Never look at predatory birds straight on, try and only show them one of your eyes. They are less likely to see u as a threat and you can move in much closer to them .

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