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Monday, March 11, 2013

Shadows

A bright sunny day gave me a chance to get some fabulous shadows of crows.  My main aim was to get a shot that showed the detail of the feathers.  Crows often come out as just silhouettes and I wanted the beautiful feather detail - and I ended up getting some fabulous shadows along with feathers.

Crows have long been a favorite with me - if you noticed the picture under my banner - of my book about growing up in Alaska - you can click that photo to order the book - there are some great stories about my crow encounters as a child in the book.  Now back to our regularly scheduled crow shadows.





Great feather detail.  .  .


This one had a lot to say.  .  .





Shadow on a wall .  .  .



One walking -  and a shadow of one flying.  .  .








You can hardly tell what is shadow and what is crow landing.  ,  .




Seagull shadows chasing crow shadows.  .  .


This looks almost like a shadow - but is really two crows, one in feather detail and one in silhouette.


There is a seagull shadow coming - watch out!!!

Bye - see you later .  .  .



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10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I adore crows JoAnn -= they are my favourite bird/ They are so intelligent and so inquisitive. Your shots also make me realise just how beautiful their plumage is too.

Auntie Bliss said...

What a cool gallery of crow photos! They are pretty exquisite, aren't they?
I didn't realize roosters were until I got some!
I am heading to Alaska in July! Didn't realize you grew up there :)
I'm not a reader but will keep this in mind.

Jeanne said...

They're not afraid of much and yes, they can be quite talkative.
Nice shots.

David Oliver said...

Amazing detail! Great job of keeping your shadow out of the photo as well. I like it A LOT.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jo, I enjoyed seeing these great shots. You sure have fun with your camera, and it's always nice to see what you are doing.

We had a tragedy occur with our oldest godson. I just posted about it. I just thank the Lord that I am a believer because this was very hard to take for all of us.

Sending love your way,

Sheila

Wendy said...

Beautiful shots!!! I love birds and the fact that you got their shadows makes this even cooler! :)

Rebecca said...

Birds are so amusing...and I do wish I knew what was going on in their minds.

Lili said...

The side by side with shadow and detail is one of my favs! I won't show Henri these tho! lol

Karen said...

Really handsome crows! Great shots of them chasing their shadows! That seagull looks like he got a good bite out of one! xx

Chubskulit Rose said...

Awesome captures.

Shadow Shots

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