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.

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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?”

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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!

4 comments:

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.