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By Maiwand
The Raven (corvus corax)
A member of the family Corvidae, the Raven is the worlds largest Crow. It is identified by its heavy and long muscular beak at close range; at long range it is best identified by its overall shape, manner of flight and calls.
Eats almost anything, catches small mammals, birds,carrion and will forage on waste tips.
First time I have been able to get something like a reasonable shot and although I would have wished the beak a bit sharper the rest I hope is not too bad.
Ever grateful for all the votes/comments on the Red Kite and particular thanks to Steve,Derek,TrevB,DerekL and Mike Smith for their flattering UA's.


Tags: Nature Birds Pets and captive animals Hct Maiwand

Voters: sparrowhawk, Derek_Fearn, GillyB and 58 more

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26 Feb 2014 2:46PM
great shot !Ron

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26 Feb 2014 2:50PM
Great capture Ron.
Regards Derek.Smile
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
26 Feb 2014 2:55PM
Great detail in the feathers.........difficult with a black subject
26 Feb 2014 2:57PM
Love the gloss look on the feathers. A great picture and at 280m you must have been quite close (or is it a crop)
Well caught.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2014 3:05PM
A wonderful capture, Ron, just look at the sheen on his plumage Smile Carol
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 3:42PM
Excellent in-flight shot Ron. Don't see many Ravens on here.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 3:42PM
WOW! Ron you don't see many of these about, great capture.
26 Feb 2014 3:50PM
Fine capture Ron,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 3:54PM
Love these birdsGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Feb 2014 3:57PM
Thanks all.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 4:04PM
Black is black!!!!!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 5:48PM
Beautiful captureSmile

26 Feb 2014 6:27PM
Lovely shot. Cathy
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 9:53PM
Good in flight Ron
26 Feb 2014 10:16PM
Great in flight capture Ron
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 11:02PM
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:35AM
A superb capture Ron.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
27 Feb 2014 1:13PM
We have a lot of these in my neighborhood. It is amusing in the spring to hear them talking to their young. They have a wide range of vocalizations.
27 Feb 2014 1:50PM
Great capture Ron..Lin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 3:24PM
Cracking shot Ron, don't think i have ever seen one
Superb in flight capture.

A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 2:01PM
superb flight capture, stunning detail in a first class composition.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 4:41PM
Brilliant capture,

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Mar 2014 6:46PM
Thanks all.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Mar 2014 12:36PM
A superbly taken inflight shot Ron, well done on actually managing to catch one on camera
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 12:46AM
Good view point, well caught in flight and I like the look of those shiny feathers! Grin
5 Mar 2014 1:35PM
Well done for this one, Ron, despite the very slight softness in the beak and eye, it's a remarkable image.

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Mar 2014 12:56PM
terrific in flight shot!

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