Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Man In Black

1/320 sec. f/9 ISO 400

American Crow

35 comments:

Nancy J said...

Exquisite detail, and that isn't anywhere near enough to say this is superbly marvellously wonderful.
Inspiration galore, greetings from Jean

Joop Zand said...

Don't think he looks like Johnny Cash....hahaha.....but it's a great shot Brian.

Greetings, Joop

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice. There are so many crows around here now. They are almost a 'murder'. Most annoying too. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Very nice... sitting there posing for you!!!

TexWisGirl said...

that's gorgeous! love how you caught the little 'v' patterns in his breast feathers.

TexWisGirl said...

even love the tiny frill of his tail feathers!

Kerri Farley said...

Handsome Guy!!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love crows and enjoy having some around our place. They keep the hawks from claiming this as their territory. I love that you can see his eye in this shot.

Andee said...

What a great image!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful capture. Love the title too.

Terri said...

Awesome capture Brian!

the wild magnolia said...

The man in black, our American Crow, my favorite.

Good job.

TheChieftess said...

Isn't he a handsome dude!!! Just yesterday I saw a couple of crows landing not far from where I was...the wing span was wonderful and I really wished I'd had my camera!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are handsome devils aren't they! But definitely "black hats". I'm convince they'd take over the world if they just had thumbs:))

Ken Schneider said...

Great feather detail. It can be quite a challenge to capture the texture of black birds. Well done!

Gary Phillips said...

Very handsome fellows!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's very handsome in black.

mick said...

Great close-up photo of the crow.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great!! They are very shy here, not easy to get on a Picture...

Neil said...

Beautiful close-up.

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful capture Brian... he's a beauty.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful closeup of the Crow, Brian! Well done!

Andrea said...

He acturally has a cute face, though I know they can be ornery at tims. I love my little flock of crows, but seldom get close enough for such an awesome capture ... Thanks Brian. Well done as always ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He was just waiting for you to take his picture!

Chris Rohrer said...

How did you get him to behave?:)

Carole M. said...

fantastic study Brian

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Nothing like a sharp dressed..ah. He's got his eye on you. enJOYed the shot.

Stewart M said...

The exposure balance on the chest of the crow is great - all black birds can be hell to get right!

Nice.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M _ Australia

Andy said...

This man in black looks pretty darn cool!

Debbie said...

so much beautiful detail on the man in black....and that tree branch also!!

awesome capture!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brian Great title to a lovely close up shot of this Crow.

Dave said...

Love Joop Zands comment... very funny!

Ida said...

Wonderful detail in this shot. He has lovely eyes.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So cute.. great shot.. A regard from Spain.. http://naturanafotos.blogspot.com.es/

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a magnificent image of this guy Brian...handsome Crow~