Saturday, September 26, 2009

Black crow is not hard to handle - critters

What is it with me and birds?

Critters



Jealous again are you about the strange image. No you are not seeing things. That is a crow eating a tissue. Not sure that is the best remedy. No, not one iota of manipulation apart from the desaturation to monochrome in Raw. No photoshopped tissues into the already taken image. That's just how it is with me and the birds. Sister luck when it comes to critters and how cooperative they can be. They sit on my hand, they behave oddly around me. Seem to even dare I say it pose for me.Maybe it's Manx magic, little bit of Ginnie Witchcraft. I dunno, but whatever it is but I never find black crows hard to handle. Or should that be Black Crowes?


Yes, yes I'm sort of back. Well posting, rather than visiting. Not really into shooting around Ramsey at the moment, or blogging in general so an archive for you from a batch I shot of this beautiful bird, a carrion crow to be precise, over the local park. Sure the other images to compare will pop up on the links. For other critters around the globe click here. Honestly I don't make these birds do these things, they just do.

26 comments:

brattcat said...

Should we ever discover you've mislead us you'll be eating crow, not tissue. ( : Wonderful shot.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Very Neatly Captured !! Great Post.Unseen Rajasthan

Gaelyn said...

You must be a bird woman with a little black magic. Corvids are so curious and smart.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great shot, Babooshka. Maybe he needed some extra fiber? My cat eats toilet paper sometimes, and I've always wondered why.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooska: What is this, a black on black shot, cool.

Kitty said...

There must be something tasty on it - although what exactly I don't like to think.

It is a good example of why littering is bad - wild animals will often assume it is food.

JD and Max said...

Hi - what a wonerful photo! We LOVE it, it's a great image. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Snap said...

Wonderful shot! I love crows ... carrion or not!

Pam said...

Ah B you're back. Well if you are a witch you must be a white one. Never seen a bird eat a tissue before. Class.

Manz said...

May I have that tissue? I have tears from laughter!!

Geat photo.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Witches do have certain charms that Crows buy into. ;-)

I love the image, having a thing for crows myself. They always make such interesting characters in stories and pictures, don't you think?

Mar said...

Great photo

lisaschaos said...

I do love the crow!

magiceye said...

crows are the flavor of the day! have posted them too!

eileeninmd said...

Nice shot of the Crow. I would know why they would eat tissue, maybe what Kitty said, there is something on the tissue that is good? Thanks for sharing your crow critter.

Joy said...

Gosh how funny! Wonder why he's doing that.

Carolina said...

Perhaps he had a really bad case of Bird Flu ;-)

Hildegarde said...

Perhaps there was something tasty (??) in the tissue, who knows.

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Bibi said...

I've seen crows picking at/carrying all sorts of stuff. They are notorious here for rooting through trash cans and spilling the contents all over the place. But your photo is good!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Babooshka! I miss it in here! Your blog, your rants and of course your stunning photos as this latest one! I hope you can still remember me! It was 7 months since I left Cavite Daily Photo to focus on our Thesis and I am so happy we passed! It was really hard! out of 84 groups, so far only 5 Systems were accepted by the Panelists.

I really really missed Ramsey and most of all, Ramsey as it is to babooshka! God Bless and More power to your Blog!

Steven^^

Mojo said...

I've always rather admired crows. They're smart, omnivorous, and just social enough.

Besides which they always make striking photos.

Brett said...

Great shot as always, hope that your full life is fun of nice things, im just started back at work so am trying to do both the photography and "the real job" at the same time and finding it hard work.

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Babooshka said...

I'm just getting back into blogging myself Brett. The real world has been calling.

koala said...

My pup loves to steal my used tissues too. Some unexplained critter-tissue magnetism I guess.

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