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Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-25 9:39
Viewed: 1071
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Corvus corone cornix:
Found across Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail, and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes, and feet. Like other corvids, it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.
Not found in central Europe as Switzerland f.ex.

It is so similar in morphology and habits to the carrion crow (Corvus corone), for many years they were considered by most authorities to be geographical races of one species. Hybridization observed where their ranges overlapped added weight to this view. However, since 2002, the hooded crow has been elevated to full species status after closer observation; the hybridisation was less than expected[2][3] and hybrids had decreased vigour. Within the hooded crow species, four subspecies are recognized, with one, the Mesopotamian crow, possibly distinct enough to warrant species status itself.

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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-25 19:26]

Hello Pierre,
An awesome close-up image of this beautiful Hooded Crow. Super sharp focus allowing us to view its beautiful two toned plumage in fine detail. Exposure is great and you managed to capture wonderful eye contact.
I saw my first one last year while visiting Israel. It is about the same size as our American Crow, but the colors are obviously quite different. Well done!!

Great portrait of this Hooded Crow, Pierre.
Amazing sharpness at that close a distance.
I also like the OOF BG.

Hi Pierre,

An amazingly sharp image of a very different dual toned crow. The sharpness, the details on the plumage and the eye contact make the picture stand out.


Hello Pierre,
Perfect and very good low ground level POV. Exposure looks very nice as well as details.
Just bit more space in the foreground could have been more attractive because ......have look......bird's fleets are hiding in to the grasses and it so close to the frame, in my opinion.
Otherwise very good picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-26 7:12]

Salut Pierre. Une espece pas difficile a trouver,mais ton image est vraiment parfaite,j'aime la prise de vue et les details tres brillants,super! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-03-26 9:47]

I see a perfect picture! Great control of the light, total sharpness and details.


Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely crow, fantastic metallic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Pierre,

Le flou de l'arrière-plan donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Corneille mantelée. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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