Carrion Crow over our back garden, not long after dawn; 27 Nov 2011.

I very much like the limited palette of colours but – as is so often the case – I prefer this version to monochrome.  The crow – which looks for all the world like a Photoshop insert! – is purposely positioned away from any of the composition’s visual strong points, but with space ahead to fly into.  Actually quite a reasonably sized bird, it looks so small here against the vast sky and very solid looking clouds:  this is intentional.

Nikon D700 with 70mm-300mm VR Nikkor at 200mm; 800 ISO.

UPDATE: as with the previous archive post , a picture of a bird – and of course I’m biased, having been a really enthusiastic birder from 1967 to 2002 or so – and still retaining a very deep place in my heart for “Our Feathered Friends” right now.  I like the previous post because it is a somewhat intimate portrait of a wild creature – it is a close up look, there is eye contact.  The photo here is also a portrait, but of a quite different type.  For here we see very few details of the individual itself, but what we do see is this creature in its wild element – a small thing soaring gracefully in a vast, wild and angry sky – in its wild and angry element – and quite at home, amply at home, in that element.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

2 Responses to ARCHIVE 203 – CROW, IN WILD SKY

  1. paula graham says:

    Lovely, I like it lots, artistic, different …xx


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