Sunday, June 08, 2008

CARRION CROW

The motorbikes and bikers have waved goodbye to the island for another year so it's back to the business of my bread and butter photography, namely the birds. This is actually an archive one.
I had to have a day off from the camera, so I trawled the bird pics and found this one, which is one of my favourites rather than others. I am quite often at odds with the buying public when it comes to my own images.

For a change this isn't one of the cute little colourful birdies that are on a kamikaze mission to fly into my patio windows that I nurse back to good health, but a carrion crow I snapped taking a break in Mooragh Park. Quite what fascinated him so much with this tissue is beyond me, but it certainly distracted him long enough for me to capture his likeness.

Well my busiest time is over, but Barker's is ongoing. My living room floor is still covered with painting of footballers and politicians. Gordon Brown you are in for a shock today thanks to Barker and his wit and wisdom with paint palette!

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42 comments:

Tammy said...

What a cool photo! It reminds me of a Stephen King novel.

i beati said...

It's the raven nevermore sandy

Anna said...

I like this too. His feathers are so glossy.

George Townboy said...

Great shot! Tissue paper tastes like chicken.

Misty Dawn said...

GREAT photo! I love this! You are a good person to nurse the birds back to health.

Island Rambles Blog said...

It is a good shot and an interesting one too...I thought he had some white prey to eat but a tissue!!! (I like to photo crows myself, we have a nest too!!)

alicesg said...

Nice photo of the crow. A good post too. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice weekend.

Indrani said...

The crow is very busy, and you got a very good shot here. :)

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: The crow is in it's true color, very well done.

Juliana RW said...

wow...crow. great shot

Please visit mine also Thanks

picturing said...

well done...

My CC in here Thanks

Chuck Pefley said...

Quite obviously Mr. Crow (or Ms., as the case might be) is simply wiping his beak with a handy napkin.

The buying publics' taste is indeed often surprising. Don't get me started on that subject :)

Jules said...

Crows are such intelligent creatures, aren't they?

Dina said...

Black crow with white Kleenex, very nice shot! But when I first saw the title, I thought uh oh, what kind of torn dead body are we going to see in this crow's beak? It was a pleasant relief.
Carrion crow, what a name to have. Wonder if there is a ravenous raven. hehe

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Good photo and it works well in the black & white!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture...

Quote: "Quite what fascinated him so much with this tissue is beyond me,"

Where else do you expect a big crow to keep its little crows? ha!

Louis la Vache said...

Perhaps he had just sneezed....

Gattina said...

Beautiful picture !
We have quite a lot of them here around, they make a lot of noise !

M.Benaut said...

Here, in Oz, we have Summer and Winter, etc. I guess you have racing and non-racing seasons.

It stands to reason that one would take a day off and that's a jolly good thing.

I reckon this crow would be thinking of building a new nest, now it's Spring, (or is it yet Summer?)

Love the B&W and, that it came from stock ! - and thanks for popping in to Adelaide; you are always welcome down under.

Aileni said...

Our crows are hoodies - very occasionally we see a black Carrion Crow. Our special crow on Inishfree was the Chough and I don't have a single picture of them. They were like sparrows around the cottage at times. A very amusing bird.
I didn't know the TT was on until too late as I put the MGP on !

angela said...

Such glossy black feathers. Love the contrast with the white tissue..
Angela

Daryl said...

Wonderful shot

:-Daryl

Sharon said...

What a beautiful shot! It is a pretty bird.

Dragonstar said...

The B&W treatment really suits him. He's so black, and the tissue is so white. Really good photo.
Thanks so much for your very kind comment on mine. Coming from you it means a lot to me.

Rhea said...

Maybe the tissue paper was laced with drugs...or sugar...

Great photo!

Kim said...

I really like the black and white of this picture, it is fitting for a crow.

Corey~living and loving said...

It ia a really nice photo. :) Birds find interest in many things.

Happy CC!

ratmammy said...

Raven's are such great photo subjects...thanks for visiting my blog!

Bibi said...

I like this photo of a bird I see everywhere, though not always with a napkin. :<) Bibi loves to make them scatter when she comes across them eating something on the ground, but then is often dive-bombed by the angry crows. I'm always afraid they'll go after her with their beaks, but so far they've either just swooped low over her or even bumped her!

USelaine said...

Crows and ravens have such such a storied relationship with humans, and their shape and behavior fascinate me as well.

Carole said...

You never know what will capture a crow's fancy. Great photo.

imac said...

You have a great deal to CROW about as your photo is fantastic.love it.


pop and see my CC at Beamish Musium.

John said...

Amazing shot and very nice composition!

Dianne said...

at my office we used to say - "need a tissue for your issue?"

your photo is stunning

The D in D & T said...

Excellent in black and white. What a handsome bird!

AppleDebbie said...

I love the contrast between the black crow and the white tissue. Wonderful photo!

vero said...

Good black and white photo, compliments!

Alex Mazilu said...

nice close up.
and also beautiful bw.

Kelly said...

A fantastic photo! I love crows, but we have so few of them anymore. I think this is due to the West Nile virus, perhaps! He does rather look like he is delicately wiping his beak with the tissue.

Dusty Lens said...

Tossed out tissues, nevermore. Crow shots are difficult as crows do not like to be seen. Ravens are even more difficult. But I do like this image.

ken mac said...

odd shots! man I get it!

Professor said...

This is so Poe! Great work and of course, I love the B&W!

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