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#1 Reciprocityrules

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:38 AM

This isn't the most interesting of subjects, but I liked its positioning in the tree.  It's fairly sharp with a bit of glare on the forehead feathers.  I never realized they had feathers poking out onto their beaks.  Anyways - he was checking me out and seemed a bit irritated by my following.

 

300mm, F4, 1/250s, ISO 250 +.30 EV

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:00 AM

That's a very odd photo !

I like the composition with the crow behind the pine leaves.

I can't work out what he's got on his beak though :)



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:19 AM

I have no idea either.  Yup - he was like a sentry in the pine.  He was out of sight for a bit, and as I approached the tree; he popped up.  I enjoyed his pose, and I also like the fact that there is detail in the black.  The brown eye, and the reflection of the blue sky in the beak are not something I capture a lot.  This was taken at Kasai Rinkai park in Tokyo.  It wasn't an ideal time of the year to be there, but we had to go for something my wife had to do (I don't ask a lot of questions, I just tag along).  The air quality in Tokyo has diminished; or it least it wasn't stellar when I was there.  Anyway - it's a pretty cool park.  The lighting was horrible because I didn't want to be a human sardine during the morning rush hour (hurry time as my wife calls it). I have some more photos in bad light that I have to work on - this one was probably taken at about 11:00 a.m.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

From the look he has on his face seems to me like he is intimating...... PECK-OFF or something similar..? (-:



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:13 AM

Definitely an interesting pose on this one Jonny. Well done to get details in the black feathers from difficult lighting conditions. TFS



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

Very nice, good composition and the lighting adds a little something special to the crow, clean shot!



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

The lighting conditions look tricky but you nailed the exposure.  Interesting pose and great sharpness as well.  Good job.



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

Thanks all!


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

That's a great picture! Captures the crows personality






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