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The Common Raven

The Common Raven
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Copyright: Michel Vincent (mvdisco) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4459 W: 197 N: 4503] (57237)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-31 22:25
Viewed: 833
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven, is a large, all-black passerine bird. Found across the northern hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are at least eight subspecies with little variation in appearance— although recent research has demonstrated significant genetic differences among populations from various regions. It is one of the two largest corvids, alongside the Thick-billed Raven, and is possibly the heaviest passerine bird; at maturity, the Common Raven averages 63 cm (25 inches) in length and 1.2 kg (2.6 pounds). Common Ravens typically live about 10 to 15 years in the wild, although lifespans of up to 40 years have been recorded. Young birds may travel in flocks, but later mate for life, with each mated pair defending a territory.

The Common Raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas has been so numerous that it is considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste. (WikipediA)

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2012-03-31 11:41:26
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-01 0:01]

Bonjour Michel

A nice reflection in the black bird's eye with good sharpness & framing. Excellent use of a shallow dof. Tfs!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-01 0:17]

Hello Michel

Fantastique compo e tiamge superbe cpatage quel bel oiseau toit noir avec son bec pointu superbe.

bravo et amitié

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-01 2:49]

Hi Michel,
A fine capture of this raven from an interesting POV. The bird seems to be very cautious of the surroundings.
Good light management and a splendid crop to obtain such a lovely composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Bom dia Michel,

Bela fotografia de um lindo pássaro com boa definição, brilho e cores impecáveis.

This raven looks like it's watching you intently! Good pose and nicely captured with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

What a lovely bird you have captured here, Michel, however, I might have gone for a better exposure in this scene, but one never gets what one wants so we have to love with that :)

Good focus and perfect focus you have achieved in this closeup shot from a beautiful bird.
the colors are natural and clarity is nice.
Well done!


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-01 10:53]

Hi Michel.

I like the capture against the rustic bark, adds much depth and interest. very good focus and detail obtained here, welldone and well seen.

Stv :0))

Bonjour Michel,

L'arbre cadre bien l'oiseau. La prise de vuepermet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Grand Corbeau. La lumière de la fin de l'avant-midi fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Ciao Michel, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2012-04-02 14:56]

Salut Michel,

Il n'a pas trop l'air méchant ton corbeau. À moins que ce ne soit qu'une corneille. Par contre c'est une bonne image assez difficile consiérant le haut contrast de la scène. Mais tu t'en es bien tiré. Bravo et TFS


Since moving to Canada I have seen some enormoous ravens especially in the northern communities. Good colours and details. Regards

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