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Alpine Raven

Alpine Raven
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-03 11:51
Viewed: 1410
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

After posting a very old photo last week here comes a relatively new one, from a bird which I never even hoped to see myself: the Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax). In my home country, Hungary, where this species is an extremely rare wagrant, it wears the name "Alpine raven" - hence the title. In Ireland, where I'm currently living, this species is nesting on the high rocks of the South and West Atlantic coastline (click here for worldwide distribution map).

I managed to meet and photograph a few specimens in Kilfarrasy Beach, near Fenor, County Waterford, on a sunny, but very windy day. Photo was taken in manual exposure mode, through PP I applied moderate cropping and level adjustment, before re-sizing and selectively re-sharpening.

I hope you like the pic, thanks for your comments.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-02-03 12:47]

Hi Laszlo,this bright black on a clear background is always difficult to manage,but your work is still an excellent capture. A rare bird,reminds a lot a blackbird with red legs and beak and not yellow as usual...ehehe...useful post as usual. Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano

Is not easy to catapulted the details of this bird and here we have great details also excellent 3D BG

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-07 13:46]

Very nice picture of this interesting bird!
I like the color of its feet and pic.
Thank you for sharing it.

Dear Laszlo,
a very sweet, lively, well composed portrait of the Alpine raven, a charming bird quite familiar to inhabitants of the Alpine mountains. Wouldn't have expected to meet it in Ireland. That birds seems to enjoy living on that charming eyeland, same as you do. Thank you! With kindest regards,

Hello 👋 Laszlo,
Credit goes to you to maintain perfectl exposure on such Black plumage ☺
Most probably, I'm watching this species first time 🤔
Well for us on its eye.
Thanks for sharing such rare bird 🐦
Regards and have a nice week 😢

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2018-02-11 10:03]

Very interesting Bird, László, and an excellent shot.
Kind regards

A very fine specimen Laszlo. The location is quite interesting.
Like that glint in the bird's eye. Interesting note too.

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Ciao Laslo, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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