Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson
Location
Phippsburg, Maine, United States
Birthday
April 05
Title
Queen Mum
Company
Out Of The Blue
Bio
I'm a photographer, writer and gardener. I live on the coast of Maine. I live with a husband, dogs and a cat. I used to live with children but they grew up and left. I'm thankful for all of these things.

APRIL 13, 2012 10:29AM

FLYday - Crow With Nest Material

Rate: 12 Flag

American Crow, Corvis brachyrhynchos in flight with nesting material. Everybody is mating and building nests now!
April, Phippsburg, Maine

FLYday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.
To see more of Robin R Robinson's Maine photographs, click this link: http://www.robinrobinsonmaine.com/

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How do you get these fantastic pictures? Are you just sitting quieting outside waiting for a bird to fly by? Do you just shoot continuously hoping to capture something spectacular like the one above? I'm truly amazed!
Lunchlady 2 and I Love Life, thank you both the the rates and comments and compliments. ILL, the answer is that I spend a lot of time doing it. But, I also live right on the ocean, which gives me an advantage. My deck overhangs a ledge. If I'm on the deck, I'm at eye level with birds that are cruising the shore line. This crow was flying right by in my face, practically. Now, I have worked really hard to get good crow shots for a long time, that I'll say. They are very wary and cagey and not easy to photograph, though they are ubiguitous. And, to get one flying with nesting material is very lucky. I put a lot of time into being fast with the camera and having the right exposure settings for subjects like this. Oh, and I take a ton of images that go into the trash, too!
Oh I love this photo!
~R~
They say the crow is the smartest bird of all. Great one Ron.
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M.C.S. and Algis, thanks. There is a lot of that very action going on right now. I can see them as I write, not a bad set up! There is a nest in the woods very near here. I can tell by the flight paths they take. But, though it's been going on here every spring for years, I have yet to find it! Oooooo, but when I do..........
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! (this is the first three-amazing salute I have ever given, anywhere)
Aaawwwe, Chicken! I can hear ya cluckin'! thanks so very much.
Robin, I was especially pleased to see it wasn't a hawk.
Oh, Chicken, funny, funny, very funny. Or, not so much depending on how one looks at it. XO
Woooowwwwww... I am in awe of photographers who get good shots of birds. I once was sitting on top of a ridge and a raven flew by at eye level and I swear by all that is holy, it chuckled at me and then flipped over and flew upside down for a second or two, and then flipped back over. This was long before I got into photography. Can you imagine getting a shot of that? Gaaaaahhhh!
Woooowwwwww... I am in awe of photographers who get good shots of birds. I once was sitting on top of a ridge and a raven flew by at eye level and I swear by all that is holy, it chuckled at me and then flipped over and flew upside down for a second or two, and then flipped back over. This was long before I got into photography. Can you imagine getting a shot of that? Gaaaaahhhh!
Sarah, I absolutely believe you as I've seen crows, ravens, eagles and osprey do that same aerial manuever. Now, as for the chuckling......yes, that too from crows and ravens. And one day, maybe I'll be lucky enough to get that shot, too! Wish me luck! Thanks for the view and rate and comment, oh - and high regard!
very, very cool
what a shot
Thanks. This has been such a compressed Spring here. The jingle should have been "March showers bring April flowers." The azaleas and dogwoods are on their way out. R
Cool! That crow is on a mission ...
hyblaean-J, Rodney and Sumac, thanks to all of you for the views, rates and comments. I'm really pleased that this image has been so well recieved! I thought it was great,but then I thought, "Ah, who will care about a crow?" Besides me. But, as it turns out, loads of you do and that's a wonderful thing! Rodney, we have not had one lick of rain here. It's like Texas. Normally, in April when I garden, I have to chisel the mud from my work shoes. Not now. In fact, I had to water my gardens today. Very very odd. The birds are in the bird bath which is unusual at this time of year. And, I've had to fill it, too.
Lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.
I'll never get a photo like that with my little Sony Cybershot DSC-H55, because by the time I could the autofocus to realize I want the crow -- it'd be long, LONG gone.

Great photos, Robin! All the way around! As a fellow birder (dunniteowl, you see, he likes the birds) I can really appreciate the beauty of some of our winged fellow earth travelers. As a fellow photographer, I can appreciate what it takes to get those photos.

Two thumbs up!

--r--
oops! correction. The line should read:

By the time I could *get* the autofocus...