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Jackdaw

By lostnspace2011
Thank you to everybody who voted and commented on yesterdays Silly Sunday image.

Todays addition. A Jackdaw. My closest shot of a Jackdaw to date. Usually find them quite shy but this one did not mind hanging around, probably because he was getting an easy meal having a few people feed them.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: martinjp, jdinne, morpheus1955 and 19 more


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Comments


jdinne 13 16 England
30 Jul 2012 10:23AM
Excellent detail Mark, great capture.

John

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morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:32AM
Fantastic image, wonderful detail and tones.

Hugh
30 Jul 2012 10:41AM
Thanks John and Hugh Smile
30 Jul 2012 10:43AM
Excellent shot Mark,fine details,well captured..Lin
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
30 Jul 2012 10:47AM
That's a mean look he's got there......not too pleased with your attentions, perhaps.
Good shot.
Ronnie.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:31PM
A very beautiful but some what fierce looking Jackdaw captured in this lovely photograph, so crammed packed with gorgeous natural colours , and wonderful detail.

Regards Nathan
Tibetan 4 3 England
30 Jul 2012 1:55PM
Very difficult to get good detail on Jackdaws I find! you have done very well! I have not managed that good as yet, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Jul 2012 2:03PM
you are at present E2 featured photo.....
He certainly is eyeing you up
beautiful shot nice and sharp lovely GrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Jul 2012 2:17PM
Yesterday I made a mistake, Mark, calling a female as a male ... But when I saw the duck, I had no doubt that this is a female ... Now I see that in this feathered pirate is a real male! No mistakes!SmileSmileSmile
Regard, Valery
30 Jul 2012 2:56PM
Thank you Lin, Ronnie, Nathan, Leon, Barbara, Christine and Valery.


Quote:That's a mean look he's got there......not too pleased with your attentions, perhaps.

Ronnie.



Probably because i did not have any food Ronnie Smile


Quote:Very difficult to get good detail on Jackdaws I find! you have done very well! I have not managed that good as yet, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Its take me a while to get a decent shot of them Leon. Patience does pay off Smile


Quote:You are at present E2 featured photo.....
He certainly is eyeing you up



That has to be a 1st Barbara. Never seen any of my images being the featured image at any time, although not sure whether, when you see featured photos, whether you can see one of your own up there. Thanks for letting me know Barbara Smile


Quote:Yesterday I made a mistake, Mark, calling a female as a male ... But when I saw the duck, I had no doubt that this is a female ... Now I see that in this feathered pirate is a real male! No mistakes!SmileSmileSmile
Regard, Valery



A very easy mistake to make Valery. Sometimes hard to know which are which, i would say majority of the time its the male that is more colourful and better looking so you can easily distinguish between them, it becomes more difficult if the bird is of monotypic genera meaning both female and male are almost identical, if not identical when it comes to markings. The only difference being their size. As for Muscovy ducks and going back to the rule of Male being better looking, you cannot say this of this species as both Male and Female were not blessed in the good look department.
30 Jul 2012 4:09PM
These birds are quite pretty, a very good capture Mark.
bagman 5 65 United States
30 Jul 2012 4:35PM
Beautiful fine detail throughout your well captured imaged.
Frank.
30 Jul 2012 7:16PM
Thanks Jamie and Frank.

A little scruffy this one but quite a good looking bird for one of the crow family. Smile
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 8:01PM
great detail and exposure....the bird has amazing eyes
mooreish 4 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 9:23PM
Good capture mark, lovely birds up close
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 11:13PM
I freed a young one of these that had got its tum caught on barbed wire..their eyes are such a vvid blue aren;t they!!

great capture

Gareth
30 Jul 2012 11:25PM
Thanks Clint and Cliff & Well done Gareth and yes, very blue eyes for what i have seen close up.

Thankyou Smile
Ray42 8 3 England
31 Jul 2012 7:34AM
An excellent shot - good feather detail
31 Jul 2012 12:49PM
Thank you Ray Smile
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:59PM
Superb image, Mark. Your shot reveals the true colouring of a not often photographed bird.

Ray
31 Jul 2012 5:18PM
Thank you Ray. I think out of all the members of the crow family and its allies, Jackdaws have to be one of the easiest to photograph because of their colour. Rooks, Crows, Ravens are too dark. Magpies sometimes difficult to get Whites on the bird right. Chough`s again too dark, not that i have ever seen one.
Jays are okay to photograph and Hooded Crows would be i guess but do not get those here either.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 4:34AM
Very nice indeed! Lovely details on the plumage and an excellent sharp image. IB
Thanks Isabel Smile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Aug 2012 12:02AM
a great expression!
you have to like this pose Smile
2 Aug 2012 12:05AM
I think he was waiting around seeing who was going to feed him next Smile

Thanks Annette

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