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May 24, 2005
Hotel Mayura River View III - The Raven
|Camera||Konica Minolta 7d|
|Lens||Minolta 50mm f/1.4|
|Shutter / Aperture||1/50s / f/4.5|
When we sat down for breakfast the first morning, we were hounded by a murder of ravens. I didn't know until then that they would work in groups to try and lure you away from your food. I took their appearance as a chance to turn us into the hunters instead and snap a few pictures.
The bird in the picture provided the distraction for the others. He would hop in close and flap about while the others would try and sneak around from behind and take the spoils. You could tell there was a lot going on in their little heads to try and get a go at your food. Too bad for them that they didn't suceed.
I have to say, the ravens were nothing to combat compared to the monkeys. I hate monkeys. More on that later.
I had to take four or five shots of this bird before I got the one I was happy with. The first part of the equation was getting enough light in order to take a snappy picture and the remainder was all in trying to get the catch-lights in the eyes. I still remember the instructor from a wildlife photo class I took saying over and over again, "you don't have a picture until you get those catch-lights!"
For a bird picture, I am quite pleased with this shot.
Posted by jordanh at May 24, 2005 11:38 PM |
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