Saturday, January 23, 2010

Camera Critters # 94 - American Crow



The American Crow is a special bird with a neat coat of black. A hard bird to photograph in low light conditions.


It is a large bird and reminds you of a Raven. When I see the bird I always think about Poe's poem "The Raven" knocking at the door and the lost Lenore. I learned this poem in college and I can still remember a lot of the words.


I love their stately look.

They have a wing span of three feet in flight.


You can see a lot of neat critters at the above site.

38 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Black birds always seem mysterious to me. Great captures!

Thanks for stopping by!

Teena in Toronto said...

Great close-ups!

I played too :)

We love Luna said...

Hello Tom
wow this little bird is elegant, that last shot is fabulous!
And...I guess he enjoyed a lot posing for your camera!
Happy Camera Critters
purrs and love
Luna

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the last bird. That wing span looks fabulous and the composition is so good.

eileeninmd said...

Neat shots of teh crows. They are piggies too, they can really chow down on my suet.

Carletta said...

They bring Poe to my mind as well and they are a huge bird. If only they would leave my apple trees alone in the summertime. :)
Nice shots even in the low light!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.I agree,they are difficult to photograph,but you did a great job.
Blessings,Ruth

ramblingwoods said...

Hello Fishing Guy..I just watched a video on crows making tools to get food. Very smart birds.. My CC is of a deer...Michelle

Snap said...

I love crows. They always seemed so mysterious to me -- almost like they know all there is to know and will share if we have the right questions! Wonderful shots. Love the header!

Lisa said...

magnificent shots! I especially like the one where he/she is staring straight at the camera!

Anna said...

Excellent snaps. I like them too, but I always had difficulty distinguishing between raven and a crow. So crows can be very big, but I think its not the size. Thanks for sharing your photos, and thoughts. Anna :)

afv said...

It did remind me of E.A.Poe's poem...beautiful photos here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I especially like the photo of the crow in flight! Very good, FG!

chubskulit said...

Love the flying crow!
Please take a peek at the Mocking Bird at my page.

Darla said...

Caw, Caw!

Pietro said...

Really great pictures, Tom.
I agree with you, ravens are very difficult to photograph because they always fly away quickly!

imac said...

Nice captures Tom, love the fly off.

i beati said...

I can almost pet the header ha sandy

Michael said...

Ravens and crows usually put me in mind of Poe when I encounter them. They do have a unique sort of aura to them. Very nice shots there.

Janie said...

Beautiful captures of the raven. Love your new header with the deer's snowy nose.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures of the crows, Tom. We have alot of BIG ones around here. They can get up in the trees and holler and holler. Someone told me that they warn the birds when hawks are around. I don't know if that is true or not.
Betsy

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

The crows move into town during the winter, we never see them in the summer.

Martha@Menagerie said...

Great camera critters shots. I don't get a chance to play the memes as much as I once did. I hope I can get back to it soon, I miss it!

Tricia said...

Crows have always been scary to me, but your sure got some great shots of him!

Tricia said...

BTW, your header photos is AWESOME! I love it

Tricia said...

I meant to say your header photo is AWESOME, not photos w/ an 's' - I'm very tired right now & can't type for nothing

A Blog In The Rough said...

I've always been sort of scared but intrigued by these birds, but find myself feeling sorry for the tiny birds getting pushed over when they fly in trying to get food bits.
Great shots, and like your blog title picture too :)

Nicole said...

I love these guys too.
They are so intelligent.
My dogs screwed with them once (we have lots of them on the field nearby).
Fot 3 weeks after, when the crows saw the dogs, they playfully attacked them, just to pay them back for their 'attack'
;)
Never get on the wrong side of a crow ;)

Gaelyn said...

The crow is a large black bird, never see them around here. Only their larger cousin Raven. You did a great job of capturing that black bird Tom.

wenn said...

majestic crow!

Joy said...

You captured all the texture of the bird. Beautiful.

And how about that banner photo?! Wow!

Wren said...

Crows are so smart, too. I love watching them.

Willard said...

Wonderful captures of the crow, Tom. I also love that b&w header shot of my favorite animal and today's flowers are beautiful.

George said...

These are great pictures of the crows. I also think of Poe when I see these majestic birds.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are not my favorite birds Tom but you have taken great pictures of them.

Craver Vii said...

I like the size of ravens, but crows are easier to look at. Yes, I'm calling ravens ugly.

Tipper said...

The Crow is one of my favorite birds-I don't know why-but I love them! Great pics.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I also love the crow. I think they should be a species all their own!