219/365 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Members of the crow family are thought to be one of the most intelligent within the bird world.  Very similar to the Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) which are all black, these Hooded Crow are a common sight in Hungary.  Here is a simple portrait of a Hooded Crow for this evening.

Hooded Crow, Corvus cornix, Hungary, April, 2014.

219/365 Hooded Crow

124/365 Carrion Crow landscape

Here is another image of a Carrion Crow but this time showing it in its landscape.  This was taken with an 800mm focal length and the bird itself was 58.5m away from my position.
Most people think that if you have an 800mm lens then you can photograph birds from miles away. Even though this crow was fairly close, the 800mm still renders it small in the frame but shows the landscape off nicely.

Carrion Crow, Corvus corone, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, November, 2011.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 800mm f/5.6 L IS lens

123/365 Carrion Crow

Crows are probably the hardest to photograph as they are very intelligent and don’t really like being within close proximity to people.  I got lucky with this individual and managed to get a full frame photograph.  To bring out the most of a crows plumage overcast conditions are the best as it really shows off all of the feather details.

Carrion Crow, Corvus corone, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, September, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.