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Corvus corax - Kuzgun / Raven

Corvus corax - Kuzgun / Raven
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-04 16:21
Viewed: 9220
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Corvus corax - Kuzgun [TR], Common Raven, Northern Raven [EN] is a large, all-black passerine bird in the crow family CORVIDAE and one of the biggest bird of the order PASSERIFORMES all over the world, with a lenght of 55-69 cm.
By the time, I already posted five species of the family CORVIDAE; however, the Turkish ornithofauna consists of 11 crow species. These species and some photographes posted by me as fallow:

...- Garrulus glandarius - Alakarga [TR], Jay [EN],
...- Pica pica - Saksağan [TR], Magpie [EN],
...- Nucifraga caryocatactes - Göknar Kargası [TR], Nutcracker [EN],
...- Pyrrhocorax graculus - Sarı Gagalı Dağkargası [TR], Alpine Chough [EN],
...- Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax - Kırmızı Gagalı Dağkargası [TR], Chough [EN],
...- Corvus monedula - Küçük Karga [TR], Jackdaw [EN] (from Turkiye & TRNC),
...- Corvus frugilegus - Ekin Kargası [TR], Rook [EN],
...- Corvus corone
......a- C. c. corone - Kara Leş Kargası [TR], Carrion Crow [EN],
......b- C. c. pallescens - Leş Kargası [TR], Hooded Crow [EN],
...- Corvus ruficollis - Çöl Kuzgunu [TR], Brown-Necked Raven [EN],
...- Corvus corax - Kuzgun [TR], Raven [EN],
...- Corvus rhipidurus - Kısakuyruklu Kuzgun [TR], Fan-tailed Raven [EN].

The shot was taken three days ago between Dörtdivan and Yeniçağa districts of Bolu Prov. There were more than one hundred ravens and more than thirty Aegypius monachus - Kara Akbaba [TR], Black Vulture [EN] and one Aquila heliaca - Şah Kartal [TR], Imperial Eagle [EN] (FALCONIFORMES: ACCIPITRIDAE) on wasteland.

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So this time a flying crow :) In Poland we say it "kruk" :>
I like this picture a lot. Interesting is - how did you take such photo? Were you flying next to this bird? Or maybe picture was taken from top of some mountains?
By the way, interesting note, I had no idea that there are so many Corvus species in Turkey!
Dear Ahmet, all the best in new - 2010! :>
Friendly yours,

  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-04 21:46]

Hello Ahmet
Very well capture this raven in flight.
Thanks for sharing and for beautiful words from my latest post.
I wish a Happy and Healty New Year! too.

Merhaba Ahmet,
the attribution of this difficult black color is very good, shiny and with very good details, really froze the moment in one beautiful pose that leaves the impression of movement, it's a great in flight shot!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-04 23:01]

Günaydın Ahmet Hocam,
Çok güzel bir uçar karesi olmuş.Siyah tüylerdeki detayları,gözdeki parlaklığı mükemmel yakalamışsınız.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Dr eline sağlık, Kuzgun nefis olmuş.

Hi Ahmet.
Nice moment captured in yours picture.Very good photo with this raven in flight.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-05 1:30]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent close photo of this Raven in flight. Beautiful natural colours and details in the black feathers. Great POV, timing and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-05 9:28]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A wonderful in-flight capture of Corvus corax. The side POV shows the features and wings in a great position in fine lighting. The massive bill of this our largest passerine, is well shown.
Thanks and best wishes to you dostum!

Hello Ahmet
Wow ! what a great in-flight shot, you have captured this Common Raven in a very beautiful pose and with so sharp details in spite the movment
the light blue sky highlight this black bird wonderful
have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-05 15:51]

Hi Ahmet,

I'm afraid I will never learn to distinguish a crow from a raven! At least now I know the raven is in the crow family. A fantastic in-flight shot with marvelous clarity. The face and wings are beautiful. The sparkling eye on the black face is superb. Wonderful against the perfect blue sky.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-06 2:37]

Hi Ahmet

Greetings from Mopti in Mali.

An excellent action shot - superbly framed.

Best wishes


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