Rainy Day Ravens

27 Jan

Ravens staying dry

Ravens staying out of the rain, 1/25/2008

As regular readers of my blog know, I have a love/hate relationship with Ravens. Okay, that isn’t really true — I just plain love them but they are totally disrespectful of my camera. In the past, they have posed for me beautifully. This year, slowly reaching for my camera and turning it on assures that I will be treated to a a picture empty of ravens as they fly away. I swear I can hear them laughing at me as they do it. My kids now call them “Rotten Ravens” because of this habit.

However, Ravens are really smart and Friday morning when it had rained hard for the entire previous day. This pair was in a dry spot and didn’t want to move. They were annoyed by my snapping pictures but not enough to leave or anything. Smart cookies!

It was dark enough with the rain that I had to use flash. I love that I got eye shine on all of them. Ravens don’t usually have yellow glowing eyes but it adds a certain something, doesn’t it?

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5 Responses to “Rainy Day Ravens”

  1. jayne 27 January, 2008 at 4:26 am #

    I love the composition of these images Liza! They look so cool!

  2. mon@rch 27 January, 2008 at 7:21 am #

    Ravens also like to stay dry! LOL! Don’t worry they never let me photograph them also!

  3. Lynne at Hasty Brook 27 January, 2008 at 7:42 am #

    That’s a really neat set of photos.

  4. Trixie 27 January, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    You are dealing with the ultimate trickster. Almost every culture up here has some trickster aspect to Raven. The Koyukon even say that Raven made mosquitoes since mad had no difficulties. Perhaps this is their version of mosquitoes for you?

  5. mary 27 January, 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    HA! Rotten Ravens. I know the feeling with other birds. You always do well, Liza. We are never satisfied with what we have. Your Raven photos are great!

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