Pecking Order

By Fefe
A raven from last summer perched on a table outside a cafe .
I love all kinds of crows, so full of character and Ravens are massive close up, he looked almost as big as a hen sat there GrinGrinGrin I got as close as I could with the lens I had on without scaring him off, then I think he scared me off WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Two rooks sat in the background having a chat I think Wink V1 is in Mono and V2 a slightly different pose.

Thank you all for recent C&C and UA's !

Tags: Birds Raven Crow family Wildlife and nature Size of a Hen


26 Jun 2020 2:01PM
Great captures
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
26 Jun 2020 2:01PM
So good! beautiful shot and amazing composition.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
26 Jun 2020 2:10PM
Love the beard in the lead Diane , that was close ! Terrific detailed set !:
chataignier Plus
8 208 10 France
26 Jun 2020 2:13PM
Very Edgar Allan Poe
26 Jun 2020 2:18PM
Three excellent images
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 2:19PM
Never more...
I remember seeing ravens a few years ago, perching on picnic tables outside the cafe at an English Heritage site, but now I cannot remember where. I wonder if they are the same birds?
26 Jun 2020 2:22PM
Wonderful images! Very impressive! 😀 👍
26 Jun 2020 2:25PM
Super set Diane, lead a slight favourite,
26 Jun 2020 2:37PM
the mono version works best imho
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
26 Jun 2020 2:42PM
Very clever photography.An excellent composition that perfectly fits your title.
Mono version for me though generally I am a colour girl, I just think the B&W treatment brings a whole different atmosphere to this.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
26 Jun 2020 2:49PM
I like the profile version 2. It shows more of his character.
The mono is also quite interesting and gives a whole different feeling.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 3:27PM
An excellent set - am torn between the lead and itís mono version.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 4:04PM
Love that lead - quite a bird! Well captured.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
26 Jun 2020 4:24PM
Some Corvid SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Diane.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 4:34PM
Such a superior character, beautifully taken with great feather detail.Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
26 Jun 2020 4:54PM
Fantastic details.
26 Jun 2020 5:46PM
Wonderful images of this Raven, I like both the colour and mono versions.
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
26 Jun 2020 5:50PM
My fave is V1 as the mono makes him look more imperious. Love it.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 Jun 2020 6:30PM
I have never seen a RAVEN up close--- He does look mighty scary and HUGE! Great shots, all!
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 7:34PM
Nice set Diane b&w for me Alfred Hitchcock 'The Birds' 😨😨😨

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 7:41PM
I've never seen one, either, they are quite attractive really, super shots, the lead image for me.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 7:49PM
Three well observed shots...
Goos imagery and content !! Isabel GrinGrin
jacomes Plus
6 30 43 Portugal
26 Jun 2020 8:34PM
Well caught. I guess you had to get pretty close! I like all three.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
26 Jun 2020 11:51PM
I love them all Diane.
27 Jun 2020 6:00AM
A quality lead image and great title, Diane.
I like the wider picture in V2 showing the raven's loo. Wink

Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
27 Jun 2020 8:02AM
An excellent close up with a great background , Diane! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 9:23AM
Impressive set, Diane.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
27 Jun 2020 11:24AM
This reminds me of when I was in Dartmouth last June. I was sat at a table outside the 'Platform 1' cafe/restaurant enjoying a meat pastie when these jackdaws came and joined me on the next table. They stood there just 2 or 3 feet away patiently as I fed them the crusty bits. They are quite large close-up too! 😁 A lovely set here, Diane, think I go for the lead as my fave, for his ruffled up feathers 👍
Trev 😀
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 11:58AM
Excellent set Diane, great plumage detail captured.
Peter GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 12:41PM
A great capture Diane, SmileSmileSmile

27 Jun 2020 10:51PM
Beautiful set Diane and my Fave is version 1.

29 Jun 2020 4:54AM
We have a raven on our street that thinks he owns the place...always telling us all off... and they supposedly remember peoples faces ,
Intelligent ! V1 for me for that ruffled appearance
Best regards
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
29 Jun 2020 3:20PM
Unusual to see. An impressive bird.
So well captured.

bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
1 Jul 2020 2:41PM
impressive and very good

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