31. Hooded Crow

31. Hooded Crow


It's been way to long since the last post. Hopefully I'll be able to post a bunch of pictures this week to make up for it.

This one, of a magpie (please correct me if I'm wrong), was recorded using my 300m Canon lens; I'm becoming more and more glad I bought this one.

Made some adjustments on the sky (it was actually a quite hazy gray sky that day), minor tweaks on the rape (made the colors warmer), general levels adjustments and added some vignetting. I was just about to add a Gaussian blurred overlay to it - just as in the two previous photos - but in the end forced myself not to (for some not so clear reasons).

Update, 2007.05.02: Thanks to Peter Martin Jørgensen (http://petermartin.dk/blog/) I've corrected the title to Hooded Crow from Magpie. Apparently my bird naming knowledge isn't quite as accurate as I had hoped.

April 30, 2007, 7:58 pm

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  • Peter Martin Jorgensen: Great shot and a real nice composition.
    The colors of the rapeseed, the sky and the bird fit each other nicely.
    The DOF sort of leads the eye. Nicely done.

    I actually think you might be wrong about the "magpie". From what I can tell it's a hooded crow (Corvus corone cornix / gråkrage på dansk).
    Nice work. You sure got some cool shots here.
    April 30, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • Thomas René Sidor: Thanks for the comments Peter.

    I think you're right about me being wrong. A look at the original made me remember that the light areas of the bird in fact was quite more gray than white. I'll change the title.

    Thanks for the heads up ;)
    May 2, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • kurt: great catch - and beautifully contrasting colors
    May 5, 2007, 11:43 am

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