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the crow under the snow

the crow under the snow
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/45 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Crows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 16:22
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Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This bird is partially migratory, it is of the same family as the blackbird, the Raven, the magpie , the jay , and also the rook and the jackdar of Europe. The common crow in America is a round 19 in. long, with a wingspan of over 3 ft.

They often eat other birds eggs and nestlings and grain, but also destroyed many harmful insects and rodents. In the winter these birds gather at night some in as many as eight thousand or more in communal roosts. They can be easily tamed and learned to mimic some human sounds.

There throaty 'caww' is familiar , although they can produce a musical warble . The fish Crow of the Atlantic's and Gulf coasts is smaller than the common crow . The carrion crow of Great Britain is a flesh eating bird its size is longer at 18 to 20 in. long.

I took this photo under dthe snow from the window inside my house because this bird is very difficult to approcch them.

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Simpática imagen con este cuervo resignado mientras se va calando con el agua de la lluvia.
Muy bueno tu punto de vista y el detalle de las gotas de agua cayendo es sumamente atractivo.
Saludos Jeanpaul.
Lo dicho una foto fantástica.

Bonsoir Jean Paul,
belle capture. Dans ma région il y a des corbeaux et je trouve qu'ils ressemblent fortement à cette corneille. C'est peut etre juste le nom qui les differencient, je ne sais pas.
En tout cas celui ci semble triste de voir la neige tomber.

Bonjour Jeanpaul,
Superbly capturing this crow under snow falling condition. Slower shutter speed really works, able to capture trace of the fallen snowflake. Nicely done.

Ben Lakitan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-26 22:52]

Hello jeanpaul

The crow looks depressed.Good eye contact,well composed.You get a good sense of the weather from this shot.Well done.TFS


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-26 23:10]

There is a small noise problem but interesting to see it under rain. It look like raining cause of this exposure speed.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-27 2:44]

Jolie capture J Paul. Cette corneille est splendide, la neige n' a pas l'air à son gout

Hello Jeanpaul,
Poor bird under cold snow. It also looks soaking wet. Very nice picture to see. Pov, dof, exposure are great. Regards,

Beautiful shot . I rely like the whole "feel" of the shot. Are you sure that you didnt take that photo here on the west coast where it rains all winter?
The exposure is great with just enough lag to trail the rain drops.

Allo Jean-Paul,
Ah qu'il n'a pas l'air de bonne humeur :) J'aime bien voir la neige tomber comme ça, je crois que c'est une très bonne composition et prise de vue (même s'il lui manque un petit bout de patte ;) Les détails sont bons pour une photo prise à travers une vitre. Belle attitude captée de l'oiseau. Merci,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-27 4:54]

Excelente Jeanpaul, que disparo mas genial y oportuno, felicidades.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-10-27 9:49]

super! very good visual impact. i like the pose and look of bird. nice colors. tfs

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-10-27 11:45]

Jean Paul - what a great picture. he looks really 'wet' and depressed and it looks like there is nothign on the bird table!


salut JP
ben vous avez bien fait de rester au chaud pour prendre cette corneille,c'est pas un temps a mettre un photographe dehors!!!
et puis pourquoi sortir alors que lon peut obtenir un cliché comme "câ" de la maison.
bon week end.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-27 11:52]

Hi Jeanpaul,

Well captured under the circumstances,but you get allways nice effects when shooting in rain or snow,well done and TFS


Salut JP,
Not the best weather for this crow. He really doesn't look happy at all. Considering it was shot through a window, the quality is excellent.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-27 13:45]

I love the capture of the rain here, the crow looks quite depressed by the bad conditions. Excellent capture with perfect focus and lovely POV



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-27 15:26]

Hello JeanPaul,
oh what a wondeful capture, this crow looks very sad about this early snow fall. Very well seen and captured.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-27 15:29]

Hi JeanPaul.
Yet snow?!?He looks from of that surprised-is like this crouch.Perfect interception pretty moment.Great composition.I like it.
Thanks and greetings.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-28 6:02]

Hi Jeanpaul

What a very nice amd moody picture!
The crow looks so abandoned there in the snow :(
But the shot is excellent, containing all the natural elements: animal, BG made of plants and weather.
Excellent POV and lighitng, good DOF and details, well framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Great capture, JP! I think this bird looks incredibly cold, as I would if it were already snowing here. We still have fantastic weather, sunny and in the high 60s!

Great composition and POV.


Hello JP,
I had to smile when opening this... That pose is so funny, and expressing very well the bird's attitude to the snow!
Great capture...
Pablo -

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-21 18:48]

Hi Jean!
In my country crows and ravens are concidered to be evil birds or evil signs, but I always found them fascinating and in books they're always smart and poverfull, Great photo, this one looks smart and humanlike almost like its watching me,I love the raindrops motion lines!

Hi JP,
Wow, despite of the rain, this crow looks so strong. Great capture!

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2007-02-04 0:23]

Génial. On en voit pas souvent de cette nature là.
C'est bien à mon goût. ***

Very nice picture Jeanpaul. I love the snow coming down, showing so well with the right DOF you have. A very whimsical poetic shot. The crow's got a wonderful impish look. You've framed it perfectly and it's got the finest lighting. Well done! TFS Trevor

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