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Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 21:58
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) (sometimes called Hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch Crow, Danish Crow, and Grey Crow in Ireland, which is what its Welsh name, Brn Lwyd, translates as. Found across northern, eastern and southeastern Europe, and 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.
It is so similar in morphology and habits to the Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) that for many years they were considered by most authorities to be merely geographical races of one species. The fact that hybridization was 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 and hybrids had decreased vigour. Within the Hooded Crow species itself, four subspecies are recognized, with one, the Mesopotamian Crow, possibly distinct enough to warrant species status itself.

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Hi and Good Morning MF Razvan,

A fine capture of a hooded Crow with its prey in a fine pos.
The details, POV/DOF and composition are excellent.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Ce captura interesanta pentu o pasare , care de regula, nu este marina!(am admirat-o si pe fotonatura)


Hello Razvan,
Excellent capture of the corvus cornix.
TFS. Regards. Ferran.

Buna Razvan,
Extrem de buna postura pasarii cat si incadrarea.
Excelente detalii si culori, pe un "background"
Eu "somez"..... de 2 sptamani ploua in Banat.

WOW: this is a really great shot!
the ravens are so difficult to exposure due to their dark colors but you captured this one so well with the plus of the prey in the mouth
compliments !!!


hello Razvan
very good moment and very good photo output!

Hi Razvan. Indedd interesting sharpended taken in perfect details and DOF. Amazing contrast with soft blue BG.


Ciao Razvan, great capture of splendid crow in wonderful pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Razvan
Crow is very beautiful.
The prey in the mouth is very subtle.
Figures are good.

Hello Razvan,
A wonderful capture of this hooded crow with its prey. Sharp focus with beautiful pov. Lovely natural settings. TFS,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-24 6:32]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent photo of this Hooded Crow with prey. The pose and POV are splendid. Fantastic sharpness, details, POV, DOF and BG. Very good composition.
TFS and regards,

hello Razvan
this is a great shot with good light
beautiful colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-10-24 7:47]

Hello Razvan.
Pretty pose and blue background.
Spot on light, contrast, exposure.
Greetings and TFS.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-10-24 8:56]

Slav Razvan,
A wonderful capture from excellent POV and great details.Nice colors and fine details.Amazing composition.TFS.

Hello Razvan,
a wonderful picture of the Hooded Crow taken from an excellent POV in a great posture with its prey, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very nice composition
Best regards

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-10-24 17:10]

Excelentes el enfoque y la luz Razvan. Interesante especie que no tenemos por aqu !
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-25 5:22]

Hello Razvan,
Very expressive picture of this crow holding a little crab in its peak. Excellent light-management, crows are rather difficult to photograph.
Fine blue-sky background. Very well seen.
A very nice Sunday
Kind regards

hello Razvan
very beautiful shot of this Hooded Crow, all is perfect : the pose with head turnrd and a prey in his beak, the great details, the superb plumage, the wunderful blue sky and the composition
Have a good night

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