Saturday, October 22, 2011

Camera Critters #185

Several years ago, I was wandering around the smoke-jumpers area at the airport in Redmond, Oregon.

As I moved through the Junipers in the area, I began to realize several Common Ravens were having some fun in the area.

At one point I stopped and watched and attempted to get a some shots of them flying around.  I got one decent which I used many moons ago here, but that was it.  So I walked on.

Then I heard the typical calling sound of a rather close raven and turned in that direction.  There, at the top of a Juniper tree, sat a raven staring directly at me.  When these birds stare at you, you know there are some wheels turning in their head.  So I brought up my camera and got a shot.


As I lowered the camera, the raven began calling again…and stopped when I brought the camera back up to my eye. 

It then struck a pose for me and I swear I heard in my mind, “Regal, ain’t I?”


He held this pose for about 10 seconds, and then with a laugh and a giggle and hearty, “Hi ho Mr. Photographer,” he took off and disappeared off to the east.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!


Misty Dawn said...

Don't ya just love when the critters 'talk' to ya? ;-)

Roberto Machado Alves said...

You captured two good moments. The last one was great.

Greetings from Roberto,Brazil

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo! He is very regal ~ Glad you were in communication with each other ~ ^_^ ~thanks and namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/Camera Critters ^_^

ladyfi said...

The bird looks huge! Good shots.