White-tailed Kite And Raven (4x)
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trailhiker
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
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Country: United States

I wish Ravens and Crows would stop pestering raptors, but until they do, it's fascinating to watch the interaction...While driving in my Tundra I saw a WTK being blown by the wind in a tree on the other side of the street, hanging precariously on to a single branch. I immediately pulled a U, parked and got out my 7D/500 f4 on the BushHawk (Don't Leave Home Without It! ) Soon an "unkindness" of ravens (yup, that's the name for a flock of ravens, I just looked it up ) comes along -- and I watched the show. All shot in RAW, run through and converted to JPEG in Canon DPP, and further tweaked in PSPx3. Questions, comments and critiques welcome.

Best Wishes,
Steve



Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Nice behavior set Steve. Our crows actually help locate our raptors in the distance. They make great spotters.



trailhiker
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
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Herb Houghton wrote:
Nice behavior set Steve. Our crows actually help locate our raptors in the distance. They make great spotters.


That's looking at it on the positive side, Herb! You're right, whenever I see a raven or crow "divebombing" something I can't see, I know it's a raptor... Thanks!

Steve



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
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Nice



trailhiker
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
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sritri wrote:
Nice


Thanks Shreeni!

Steve



joanr
Registered: May 24, 2008
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Lovely series, Steve--Rotator cuff all better? Sure looks like it.



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Super shots that really show their size relative to one another.
Eric



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Great shots, Steve Pesky bastards!



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Great shots

Howard



danjacquitaylo
Registered: Jun 13, 2005
Total Posts: 14687
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Love them WTK. Excellent captures Steve.
Dan



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Super interaction Steve, well captured.
David



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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a very nice set Steve



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Great job Steve.

Rob



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Way to go Steve



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 22536
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Good set Steve. I like the last one best.



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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The second is quite an image and you handled a huge exposure challenge. The last is a beauty.

Morris



Lance B
Registered: Apr 26, 2005
Total Posts: 936
Country: Australia

Fantastic set of behavioural images, Steve! Last is a real beauty!



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Nice action and very nice shots Steve ~ Ron



dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
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Great sequence. I'd say the kite sure was hanging on.



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Great job on these, Steve! Enjoyed the images as much as reading your comments The last one is my pick
Socrate



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