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Mr Jack Daw

By Maiwand
Jackdaw (corvus monedula)
Captured on a recent trip to Bushy Park. Loads of these in that place; mostly spending their time picking the ticks from the backs of the deer. Very useful in that respect I would think. Got rather a malevolent look about him I feel, particularly in the eye. Quite pleased to get this one posing in a tree.
Hope you like him.
Grateful thanks for the generous response to the Fallow Buck and particular thanks to Andy (andychat) Ray (rayme 330) and Steve (sparrowhawk) for the UA.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Birds Bushy park Corvids Wildlife and nature

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 10:29AM
Grin Nathan

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franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
21 Oct 2012 10:37AM
Excellent wildlife image Ron.

RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Oct 2012 10:46AM
Well captured with good detail in the black plumage, Ron: he does have a rather mean look.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
21 Oct 2012 10:52AM
A fine image, Ron, his plumage has a wonderful gleam to it, must be using Brylcream Grin. Carol
jdinne 13 16 England
21 Oct 2012 11:12AM
Great capture, love that eye.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Oct 2012 11:48AM
He made laugh out loud!
That look in his eye is so cocky Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Oct 2012 12:05PM
Definitely a bird with attitudeGrin
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 12:13PM
Great shot, I agree he does have an evil air about him, well captured Ron.

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
21 Oct 2012 12:32PM
Thanks everyone.
21 Oct 2012 12:56PM
Great image Ron, so hard to get right, you got it spot on.
21 Oct 2012 1:03PM
Nice one!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Oct 2012 1:26PM
A quirky bird, well captured!
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
21 Oct 2012 2:15PM
A great pose

21 Oct 2012 3:07PM
Excellent image Ron, love the pose,
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
21 Oct 2012 5:32PM
Such endearing and relatively tame birds, I kept one as a pet for several years as a kid, well when I say I kept as a pet, that's not strictly true, he kept me as a pet and he was the wild one and used to come and go into the house as he pleased.....Such characters!

21 Oct 2012 6:53PM
Great capture Ron,
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 7:39PM
Superb shot well exposed for the blackSmile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Oct 2012 8:19PM
Caught the grey sheen of the plumage well on this one Ron.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 11:22PM
Ahhh, think he has you next on the list Ron
what a wonderfully detailed shot
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
22 Oct 2012 8:38AM
Thanks all.
22 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Lovely detailed shot Ron, great eye and a super pose,
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 4:52PM
He does have a certain disapproving look - obviously very camera shy. Excellent and fun capture with super detail.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
22 Oct 2012 6:47PM
Excellent capture and pose in a natural environment, Ron. Wonderful exposure of the black plumage to reveal such good textures and tones, fine eye and great expression - looks as though he is sharing a secret with you - LOL
Tibetan 4 3 England
22 Oct 2012 8:38PM
I can never get this amount of detail with these chaps, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
great shot looks very menacing the way he is giving you the eye
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
22 Oct 2012 10:35PM
A fine shot of this shady character, I like the pose and detail you've captured in the plumage. I remember a pair of these mobbing epzer gary_d when he was sat eating his sandwiches at Slimbridge, when one distracted him the other pinched one of his sandwiches from his lunchbox and flew off with it up a tree!Grin
23 Oct 2012 7:59PM
I love these birds, the colour of their eyes is amazing. Lovely shot.

CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:32AM
A very cheeky look!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
24 Oct 2012 9:11AM
Thanks for your time good people.
rogerfry Plus
11 543 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 3:53PM
A very handsome bird Ron, even if he does look a bit sinister -(my first impression was that he looked thoughtful, but maybe they're sinister thoughts!)

24 Oct 2012 7:24PM
I think he looks deep in thought Ray, beautiful shot.

MossyOak Plus
5 22 15 England
25 Oct 2012 5:37PM
Better make this one 51 Ron and get it started Wink
Nicely captured and very good tones on the plumage and an excellent eye.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
26 Oct 2012 10:14AM
The crow family as a whole have really expanded in numbers even the shy Jay is now quite a common sight ,nothing shy about this chap.
26 Oct 2012 10:58AM
Nicely done.

A Booth Plus
14 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 11:43AM
good eye contact, excellent plumage detail in a well composed image.
27 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Excellent exposure, pin sharp, good eye contact and an interesting composition - excellent jizz in this image Ron. A

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