The other morning I was standing on the upstairs deck when a crow landed in a nearby tree. I could not get a picture of him through the branches, but I stayed focused on him and waited for him to fly. When he did, I shot the above picture which fascinates me for the way it reveals the rich color in the crows very black feathers.

Of course it is the sunlight behind him that is doing this. Look at the other picture below, taken a few moments later. In this case the same crow had gotten out into the open and was flying at a near right angle to the sun. That is, I was off his wing tip and the sunw as to the right. Another lesson for me in the wonders of light!

Posted by Greg Stone at April 12, 2004 05:07 AM
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