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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Staying out of the shade, but casting shadows



Crows might not be everyone's favorite bird, but they sure can be entertaining. These four, and a few others, were picking up bread my friend Ruth threw onto her front lawn near White Rock, BC, earlier this month. Their antics were fun to watch, and we laughed at their squabbles.

                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Kay Davies
Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted each week by Tracy at Hey Harriet!
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32 comments:

Jo said...

It's always amazing to see how "human" nature can be! Thanks for your kind comment on my post today, dearest Kay. Have a wonderful weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shot, Kay! Love that green grass and the birds look as though they're enjoying it all! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

I'm not fond of crows but you are right, like all birds they are fun to watch. When we camp in Yosemite we are amazed at how they can negotiate between the trees. They are skillful flyers navigating in and out.

Carola Bartz said...

I'm one of those weird people who actually love crows. This is a wonderful shot!!! I haven't succeeded yet in taking a decent picture of crows since those around here are surprisingly shy.

Gattina said...

Very nice reflections !

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like watching crows too, they're very intelligent and cheeky,

Ralph said...

The land is so beautiful! The strong sun gives the lawn a warm yellow-green hue. The shadows range from the massive (tree) to the minimalist (each crow). Can't say I am a huge fan of this avian, but they are quite the characters!

Cezar and Léia said...

Yes, you're right... Not everyone's favourite bird... But I remember one day walking in the street and almost treading on a piece of bread one crow was about to get and the look in his eye was so desperate that I felt pitiful for it... But the bird got his piece of bread anyway...
God bless you!
Cezar

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

MMmmm, blackbirds and shadows. Am I the only one thinking Edgar A. Poe here?

Here is my link:

Misty Morn

Have a great weekend.

EG Wow said...

I agree that crows can be fun to watch! Neat shadows, Kay!

sarayutouched said...

i was driving along today and saw a crow sitting on a post...wished i had my camera with me...it would have been a cool shot!! so now, i'm just glad i stopped by and saw your crows.

happy sss.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

British Columbia...no snow on the ground in February...don't you envy your friend Ruth? :-)

MANY SHADOW-SEEKERS SAY

Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?


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Catherine said...

A murder of crows - love their little shadows-great shot!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture!

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Paula Scott said...

I didn't know a 'grouping' of crows was referred to as a 'murder of crows'! I learn something new on these meme's all the time.
Nice that you were able to capture them digitally before they took off! Or, before the bread crumbs ran out!

Hey Harriet said...

Birds are always so entertaining to watch! Your capture of them is lovely! I think crows are quite beautiful looking birds, but they do freak me out a little. Probably due to featuring in too many horror movies! Have a great week :)

Alissa Nicolau said...

The crow to the far right of your shot looks to be showing off for the camera! Too cute.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the shadows of the tree! Watching birds is a fun pasttime - I miss it now - can't wait for spring!

Francisca said...

Ah, this photo could have worked for Camera Critters too! :-) I don't remember if it was in White Rock or not, and now that I think some more, maybe it was in Tofino, but I once saw a large sign listing 30+ species of birds found in the area, but the CROW was NOT on it, and there were hundreds of them! We laughed! In Japan, crows are revered.

sue said...

that looks like an inviting spot to spread a rug and have a picnic.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can imagine why the crow/raven figured so prominently in the stories of Native Americans. They really do have strong personalities.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely big shadow of the tree. Yes, crows can certainly make quite a fuss. Mickie

Rajesh said...

Very nice shadow shot.

Cassie said...

What a nice clam appearing photo of some pretty normally rockus birds! I like the way the 2 on the right look to be dancing. Great ShadowShot!

LauraX said...

Busy crows and such luscious green grass too! great shadows!

Spadoman said...

I really like this photo a lot. The fact that there are four of them, together, has much meaning for me. The crows talk to people, (unless they are busy eating like these folks) Nice job.

Peace.

Kathe W. said...

Crows are so smart! Good catch!

helenmac said...

The crows were cawing here like mad this morning, but they still must deal with snow and the remains of the ice storm. With snow all around me, I especially loved the shadows of the trees on the green grass!

jabblog said...

Crows are so intelligent and incredibly cheeky - I really admire them.

Joan said...

Great shadows!
Crows always freak me out a bit. I relate it back to watching the Hitchcock movie, The Birds. :)

Linnea said...

Looks like a warm sunny day! Ha, ha! And those birds are taking advantage of the sunshine. Thanks for stopping by...

Rossel said...

a perfect place for picnic. i love to spread a mat there.