Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/04/2014

Photo taken on May 15, 2014

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Canadian Rockies
head shot
side view
Corvus corax
Anne Elliott
Common Raven
W of Calgary
wingspan of 100 to 150 cm (40 to 59 in)
Rocky Mountains

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Details in black

Details in black
I took so many photos of this Raven - but nearly every time I clicked the shutter, it would turn its head away. Managed to get a handful of shots to keep, though, and this is one of them. These birds are always so fascinating to watch, especially knowing that they are very smart. This one was, of course, looking for food - which it didn't get, I should add! When I see Ravens within the city, they are usually flying overhead or perched near the top of a very tall tree. Out in the mountains, they have, unfortunately, learned to follow people and like to hang out at stopping points., which does make it easier to take photos.

Taken on 15 May 2014, during a two day trip to the Canadian Rockies with friends, Cathy and Terry.

Later: was out doing my volunteer shift today, so I haven't been on Flickr for much of the time. Checked My Contacts' photos just now, and there are hardly any posted. I wonder if there is Flickr problem somewhere, or if people just aren't posting much now that spring/summer is here.

OregonHiker, - inactive -, Cats 99 have particularly liked this photo

Ken Dies
Ken Dies
Great photo of this Raven, Anne. I never get tired of photographing these birds when ever I get the chance.
4 years ago.
Anne Elliott has replied to Ken Dies
Thanks, Ken! They are so much more than "just a black bird".
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Unlike Ken - I do get tired of these birds. They are just so common around here that I don't particularly enjoy photographing them. That being said, they can be interesting sometimes. I have nothing against Ravens, I just see them all the time. I tend to ignore crows too, though one of my neighbours in the area has told me he has seen a crow with a band on it's leg a couple of years ago. He told me this crow (female) comes back to our area every year. He was able to track the number on the band to a place in the States - I think he said it was Oklahoma. So I now look carefully at every crow I see, hoping to find a banded one (and then to get a photo of the number on the band, ha, ha!) (I can hope) :)
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
This IS a beautiful photo with great details and beautiful lighting! I can almost see you (maybe) in the reflection in his eye!
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Brilliant shot Anne. I never really liked them but you have done them justice here
4 years ago.