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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 400mm f4 DO L IS, (digital)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-07 14:20
Viewed: 4456
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Raven
Corvo imperiale
(Corvus corax)

Mentre fotografavo i lupi nella foresta bavarese, questo bell'esemplare di corvo imperiale si posato su un ramo a pochi metri da me.
Era solo interessato ai resti del pasto dei lupi e non badava a me che ho fatto a tempo a fare un sacco di foto.
Poi ha rubato un pezzo di carne quando i lupi erano distratti e se l' filata.

Il corvo imperiale ha un'impressionante apertura alare di 120 cm. ed il + grande passeriforme e corvide d'europa.

It is a large black bird in the crow family, with iridescent feathers. The bill is large and slightly curved. At maturity, it is between 56 and 69 cm (22 to 27 inches) in length, with a wingspan double that.

Apart from its greater size, the Raven differs from its cousins the crows by having a larger and heavier beak, and a deeper and more varied barking prrrukk call note. Other field points are the shaggy throat feathers and a longer, wedge-shaped tail.

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Ciao Andrea, veramente imperiale, gli manca solo la corona in testa, la posa ce l'ha tutta, bellissima foto, come tuo solito, bravo!
Ciao Silvio

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-07 14:35]

Hi Andrea,
wow...nice and sharp capture of the raven. It's lokking above for something, which gives a bit of action to the picture. The black parts are well exposed. More of these nice images! :-)
Cheers, Jacob

hi andrea!
nice photo on the raven!
good sharpness and a very beautiful background
well composed

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-07 15:01]

Hello Andrea , Fantastic shot from the bird , Beautiful colours pose details nice bg good job ,Greetings Teunie .

Difficult these black colors, Andrea.
I like the blue metallic color.
Compo is good indeed with an excellent neutral BG.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-07 15:50]

Hi Andrea,
You have done a very good job in managing to capture such a good exposure of such a dark bird.The details of it feathers are clearly seen.Caught in a nice pose and a good cut of its perch.It has a look on its face as if to say - "I can hear you coming...".TFS and a good evening to you.
Regards, David

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-07 16:20]

Ciao Andrea,
Una bellissima foto.

Questa foto veramente meravigliosa. Tecnicamente perfetta. Io non l'ho mai visto in libert a Neuschonau.
Ciao e TFS

excellent cet oiseau , bien que tout noir il ressort parfaitement sur ce bon BG
tout est bien
bravo et merci

Hello Andrea,
I missed a whole lot of your German images during my forced exile from TN in the past 2 weeks :-(.
Anyway, thanks for dropping by and writing your valuable critique.
Very impressive capture of this Raven with strong features you mention in your note. I particularly like the iridescent glimmer of blue on its feathers.
Warm regards,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-01-08 13:36]

Quelle couleur et quelle bec !
Bonne journe.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-08 16:04]

I love the blue sheen on the wings. Great POV, sharp details and a dramatic pose



Bella foto, anche se secondo me trovo un po sottoesposti i neri.

Una curiosit: il posto dove hai fotografato il lupi erano liberi o era un'area recintata in qualche modo?

Grazie, ciao, Emanuele

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-10 8:42]

Hello Andrea,
This is a fine capture of the Raven, sharp and well-presented. If it were'nt for the meat put out for the wolves, it is not often one can come so close to a Raven. You took the opportunity well.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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