caawww... caawww.... crow?

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  1. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Got the fright of my life when this came down and landed near me. :shock:
    Taken when I was in brisbane 2 weeks ago.

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    Naah, it's not a crow. But I did see some crows while I was there! (We don't get crows where I live) THey're massive down there! Like huuge chickens! One even dive bombed me from a roof when I tried to take its photo. :irked:

    Anyway, it's a pretty boring photo... and I'm only posting it just to see if I remember how to post a photo thread! :lol:

    Thanks for sticky-beaking!
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, but that is a cool one, and though it might not be all black, like our "real" crows here, the beak does indicate some relationship. It is almost like a crow.
    And even though this one frightened you so, you are lucky to have got a photo like this one, close up and all. The German relations prefer to really run, erm: fly fast, and away, when they see a camera coming!
    And it is not boring.
    I like the play of light and shadow on the pavement, and how the dark crow (or whatever) is placed in the sunlit spot!
     
  3. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    awww thanks lafoto!

    it's not actually a crow... i told a lie. :blushing: It's really a magpie. Big evil bird that attacks people when they're mating. We don't get these up north either. Well we do, but they're a much much smaller variety.

    I wasn't paying attention to the background at all... but did like it after I took the shot. I was just making sure I didn't scare him away like he almost did me! I was using the 50mm lens too, so had to use my manual zoom (ie: feet) to get in nice and close!
     
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    :lol: not a crow for sure...
    sweet shot of the birdie Meysha! love the way you've composed it with the shadows :)
     
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    never seen one of those magpies.
    i can see why it startled you.
    nice capture!
     
  6. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Nice shot...like the minimal colour in this one..neat compo. too. :D
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Neat shot. I like it.
    Must be nice to just have them land beside you.
    I have stood still for hours at a time to capture a shot of a crow, and all I get are coins tossed at me.
     
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    I like this picture...I think a few things that could improve it would be; maybe if you can bend down to shoot him from a lower angle, it would probably help allow him to pop out more depending on the background. The other thing...some of the shadows on the ground a a little distracting...but I do have to say...if one of those landed near me, you'd get a good shot of my back and feet. :lol:

    Other than those 2 small things...I like the picture. Nice capture. :thumbup:
     
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    People who mate in public places perhaps deserve to be attacked :mrgreen: Sorry, I couldn't resist. Nice capture
     
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    It doesn't even look really like a magpie to me - just to be difficult. More magpie than crow, and they are both the same family, but I think it's still different to the ones here! We do get one in our back garden every day though, so I might see if I can photograph it some time.

    Oh, and good shot - that must have been hard work with a 50mm lens.
     
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    that appears to be an austrailian magpie (looked it up on the internet). These are definatly different than the magpies we get here in the states!
     
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    Cool shot Meysha ! Kinda looks like a crow, but than again it looks like a crow.
     

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