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This is my little mischievous friend who frequents my front lawn and takes great pleasure in picking the rubber blades off the windscreens wipers of parked cars across the street (much to the anger of the returning vehicle owners)

(the title’s from that famous Edgar Allan Poe poem)

Camera: Canon EOS 300D


animal, bird, crow, raven


  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    Ahhhh, cheeky bird! LOL!
    Cute, but wouldn’t be happy to find missing rubber from the windshield wipers either ;-)
    Great b/w Jus!! :-))

  • lol ..thanks Ell
    Well I have tried scaring him off but it just seems to make him sqawk out then 3 more of his shiny black brothers rock up to do the same :P
    I’m sure crows are reincarnated cheeky souls :)

    – blueeyesjus

  • Naia
    Naiaalmost 4 years ago

    wicked, love it!! and a car vandal too he he

  • lol thanks Naia, it is extraordinary watching these birds, I mean there’s no food in rubber, they just seem to do because they can :P

    – blueeyesjus

  • flame7
    flame7almost 4 years ago

    This reminds me of the movie “the birds” I think it was one of Stephen kings first? Great focus and effective in b & w :)

  • Yup spot on, Mr Stephen King, that thought was running through my head too, thanks Kel :)

    – blueeyesjus

  • Naia
    Naiaalmost 4 years ago

    ummm, Hitchcock, quoth the raven…

  • lol….we were both wrong, it IS Hitchcock…thanks for the correction (that would have been embaressing at the next dinner party :P)
    I just read on IMBD that they’re planning a remake for 2013 with Naomi Watts to star, good grief

    – blueeyesjus

  • Josephine Pugh
    Josephine Pughalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful angle- you’ve caught that fleeting quality of capturing birds so well!

  • Thanks so much Josephine, I’m really sorry abut the late reply

    – blueeyesjus

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 4 years ago

    Yes very Hitchcock-esqu – the blur adds alot to this :)

  • Thanks Trish, I’m beginning to embrace the blur :)

    – blueeyesjus

  • berndt2
    berndt2almost 4 years ago

    great shot – the low vantagepoint and blur add to the immediacy. I was going to say it had a little ‘nevermore’-evil to it, but it’s kind of cool that the bird itself is more ‘mischievous’ than creepy!

  • Thanks berndt for the great comment, I think the crow/raven is often protrayed as ominous in pop culture, books etc., but I just see them a mischievous as you say, smart mischievous birds

    – blueeyesjus

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 4 years ago

    Absolutely love it! The slight blur adds to the ominous mood of this piece so well. Instantly thought of The Raven when I saw this. The angle, and fact that we are behind the bird, somehow adds to the fear factor. Love it mate, excellent feel and mood here!

  • Thanks so much Andy, always look forward to your thoughts. Yup I’m beginning to love “the blur”, it’s often what’s not in focus that draws my attention for some reason. I was pretty lucky with this guy as he seemed not in the least concerned that I was invading his space, they’re a fascinating bird the crow/raven, I could watch them for hours. Thanks again mate

    – blueeyesjus

  • rafaelvargas
    rafaelvargasalmost 4 years ago

    great capture!!!!

  • Thank you so much :)

    – blueeyesjus

  • ShellyKay
    ShellyKayover 3 years ago

    yes yes yes!!!! Out-freaking standing!

  • lol, thanks for the brilliant comment Shelly, that brought a huge smile to my face :)))

    – blueeyesjus

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