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Hillbillygirl
07-20-2011, 01:01 PM
...appetite. Didn't really know about how this fella was eyeing us up.
(PS. Sorry about lighting, was terrible that day).

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/E30C5072.jpg

kat
07-20-2011, 01:39 PM
Cool shot!

Wicked Dark
07-20-2011, 02:38 PM
oh how I love ravens and wish we had them instead of only crows. nice action-y pose and good feather detail.

Hillbillygirl
07-21-2011, 06:42 AM
Thanks a bunch Kat, and WD.
Love the Ravens also, especially their acrobatics on the wind currents coming up the cliffs, and their vocalization is just awesome.

Wicked Dark
07-21-2011, 09:16 AM
oh yeah, that bill clicking they do seems like morse code sometimes. I've often thought they would be a challenging and not-so-great-pet...but if I had an outdoor aviary I'd love to steal some eggs & try to hand-raise one. In my dreams of course.

Iguanasan
07-21-2011, 09:46 AM
I love the blue in his wings and his pose is really interesting.

Hillbillygirl
07-21-2011, 01:18 PM
Thanks Iggy


oh yeah, that bill clicking they do seems like morse code sometimes. I've often thought they would be a challenging and not-so-great-pet...but if I had an outdoor aviary I'd love to steal some eggs & try to hand-raise one. In my dreams of course.

My Mother-in-law had a crow as a pet when she was a youngster, (along with a fox, and a coon also, of which, I myself, have had several).

edG
07-21-2011, 04:07 PM
well made, love the comp and clarity in this

Hillbillygirl
07-21-2011, 06:44 PM
Thanks a lot Ed.

asnow
07-21-2011, 06:58 PM
Loving the pose and stare.

JAS_Photo
07-22-2011, 01:53 PM
Classic raven pose! Love that photo, HBGirl!

A little story... the club is surrounded by tall trees. One day the maintenance crew found a dead raven fledgling on the lawn. They picked it up and removed it. Just to see what they would do one of them came back with a black leather hat that he hat rolled to about the size of a raven. He was showing it to the ravens in the tree and generally teasing them with it. After that the ravens would not let him cross the lawn. They remember, they remember.

Ravens figure prominently in Haida Legend, one of the great story tellers was Bill Reid, who also carved totem poles and wonderful masks.

‪Raven Steals the Light‬‏ - YouTube (http://youtu.be/yhXZv1tJ2Ak)

Sorry to go a bit off topic with this but I wanted to also show this beautiful raven transformation mask. Click on the mask to see the transformation.

http://www.changingtidecreations.com/native_indian_art_pages/transformation_mask_raven.html

Ha! Ha! I am another raven fan!














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Hillbillygirl
07-22-2011, 03:49 PM
Thanks Asnow and JAS. Looks like there are several of us here that are fans of the Raven. They actually keep the crow population at bay around here, which is ok by me.
Have heard the Haida Legend of the Raven before,(but listened to it again), and love the mask. Thanks for the links JAS.