Springtime Raven

Springtime RavenSpringtime Raven – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday I was lucky enough to find this Common Raven perched in front of a field of pink Filaree, a wildflower from the Geranium family. They won’t be in bloom too much longer so I am trying to get images of my subjects with the Filaree in the frames.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. very good shot,
    not easy to get a black bird correctly in photo, i suppose the sun wasnt too strong, it s helpfull
    have a nice day mia ☺

  2. Nice pink bokeh. I just bought a guide on wildflowers only. They’re usually not found in regular flower books.

  3. Great shot: love the wildflowers in BG and the exposure setting that allowed so much detail in the blacks.

  4. Jane Chesebrough

    great capture of the glint in the feathers and some colour behind this trickster.It snowed last night, though it is turning the grass green.

  5. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    Your photos surely bring out the noble character of each creature. This one is almost achingly gorgeous in the stark previty of it’s beauty.

  6. The background is so beautiful, and the Raven is very stately looking.

  7. Such a pretty background to use for an all black bird. The ravens are crazy busy in front of my house collecting nesting materials. I never give them much attention but this year they’ve been rather fun to watch.

  8. I love Ravens, wonderful photo Mia

  9. Great capture Mia! We were thinking alike on our post today.

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