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.



  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you all!

  2. eric c11 May 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

    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 ☺

  3. M. Firpi April 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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

  4. Dave Sparks April 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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

  5. Jane Chesebrough April 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    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.

  6. Merrill Ann Gonzales April 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

    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.

  7. Bob Bushell April 30, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Dark and beautiful.

  8. Prairie Birder April 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

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

  9. Sherry in MT April 30, 2013 at 7:43 am

    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.

  10. Susan April 30, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I love Ravens, wonderful photo Mia

  11. Steve Creek April 30, 2013 at 5:22 am

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

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