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Scotch Crow. (Hooded) aka Corvus Cornix


Posted by david fletcher on Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:24 am

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Just thought to share.   Taken with a D7100 and Sigma 150-600 Sport.  Little light on the ss but the D7100 for me, ISO needs to be below 3200 for decent IQ and had set this around 2800.  1/500 F6.3.  There are a couple of little bits of blur, tail and wing tip, but at the ss, was expected....

Just dropping by.  Hooded Crow, taken in the Cairngorms..  Locally known as the Scotch Crow.  
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by John Meade on Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:05 am
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This is beautiful David! I love the background and the green shrubbery. Excellent take off pose with fantastic detail in the blacks also. Great work.
 

by Ron Day on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:15 pm
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John Meade wrote:
This is beautiful David! I love the background and the green shrubbery. Excellent take off pose with fantastic detail in the blacks also. Great work.

I agree, Dave! John said it well. In addition, the dynamic flight position is superb!
 

by ADKShooter on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:39 pm
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As Ron related, I also like the diagonal position of the takeoff as it brings a dynamic element to the image. I actually like a bit of blur on wing tips, as some of my images also show, because I think it helps bring the bird to life. Well done.
 

by peter makuch on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:53 pm
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well taken on this take-off shot and perfectly timed on your part DAVID.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:00 pm
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Excellent take off pose towards the camera. I like the tree top included.. I just checked my life list and I saw it in Hungary in 1997 while visiting relatives, but no picture unfortunately.
 

by paul fletcher on Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:10 pm
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It's great to see one of your images, David! A wonderful photo, very dramatic.
 

by John Spreitzer on Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:36 pm
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A wonderful take off image with many strong elements!
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by gregc on Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:31 am
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Blacks look well handled, and the pose is great. I'd prefer a faster shutter speed, but understand the limitations you note.
 

by david fletcher on Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:44 am
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Many thanks all for your thoughts and kind words.
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by Moby Dick on Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:06 am
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This is a real pleasing takeoff shot with superb wing position. A very tough exposure because of the dark plumage. I think you pull that off well. The background colors along with the foreground make this a compelling image. I think the blur of the wingtip is fully acceptable. One thing I might suggest with respect to processing is the use of DxO photo lab 4.2. I think it does a much better job of noise reduction and allows one to get fairly decent image quality at even higher ISO.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:51 pm
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Excellent takeoff shot.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:28 pm
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Beautifully composed, taken and presented, Dave! Love it!

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by Debapratim Saha on Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:28 am
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Beautiful take off shot in a nice setting.
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by david fletcher on Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:59 am
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All, my humble thank for your kind words and my thanks to the Editors for the EP.
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by David Salem on Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:16 am
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Very nice David!! Love the purple and green BG and the take off pose of the hooded crow looks great. Exposure and details look sweet too. Well done
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by Mary Brun on Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:51 pm
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Wow! Gorgeous composition and beautiful pose for this crow. The leaves of the tree at the base are very beautiful and complete the image.
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by david fletcher on Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:16 pm
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Thank you David and Mary! Appreciated.
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