Thursday, 24 January 2013

Picture Perfect Competition #3: CREATURE


It's Week 3 of the PICTURE PERFECT winter competitions. This week our host is Gayle, who has chosen the theme of CREATURE.

This was rather difficult for me, as I have so many 'creature' photos!! Animals, birds, insects, you name it!! Anyway, in the end I decided on one of my fave bird shots.

THE RAVEN. I met this handsome chap at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. He'd come and land on the railings of the observation area at Ponderosa Point and mug for all he was worth, posing while I took photos, glancing in my direction occasionally, hoping for a snack no doubt!! When he realised I didn't have any food, he hopped down and helped himself to some tasty squashed bugs off the fender of our hire car!! LOL.
The Raven

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  1. awesome close up...love the detail in his eyes

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    1. Thanks Danette. On the full-res image you can see my reflection in his eye :-))

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    2. congratulations on the high five!

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  2. oh, I loved the story behind the photo, I love the close up shot too

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    1. Thanks Kathy. He was such a character :-))

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  3. He looks so self confident .

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    1. Hi Fatos!! Yes, he was definately full of himself!!

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  4. Great details
    How nice of him to pose for you

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    1. Thanks Lynda. He was obviously very used to tourists, he seemed to have no problem with me getting quite close to him.

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  5. A beautiful creature Mitch, with that beak I sure am glad he didn't peck you. That would be a real big ouchie.

    I have never been able to tell the difference between the Raven and the Crow, except the Crow is the nasty one.

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    1. Ravens are usually significantly bigger than Crows, although not as noisy or aggressive on the whole.

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  6. beautiful shot! as always you have caught so much detail!
    ty for stopping by!

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  7. An excellent capture and story Mitch.

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  8. I saw it enlarged.. what a photo! Fantastic!

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  9. stunning shot as ever...something to crow about!!

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  10. Never more Never more so said the raven..great detail here mitch..though that doesnt surprise me at all as after all you are quiet the picture creature

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    1. Hi Gator!! I wondered if anyone would quote Poe!! Thanks :-))

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  11. Great detail in your Raven. Of course all your shots are clear and detailed.
    He is a pretty creature....

    Sometime I will post a pic of a Horse Neck Clam...gross.

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    1. Thanks Sue. It certainly helps to have a subject who is a bit of a poser!! LOL.

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  12. he is a handsome chap....great capture.!

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    1. And I think he knew it, too!! LOL. Thanks :-))

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  13. What a kick! Nice to have cooperative wildlife when you're photographing them! Great shot, Mitch.

    Harriet

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    1. Hi Harriet!! It certainly is!! LOL. Thanks for dropping by :-))

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  14. absolutely stunning !!
    may I use this as my lap top wall paper please ?

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    1. Thanks Eevee :-))

      Yes, you may. Thank you for asking :-))

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  15. Wonderful photo here. He was certainly posing for you wasn't he?

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    1. Thanks Jenny :-)) Yes, he was definately a poser!!

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