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Raven -The Watcher by JestePhotography Raven -The Watcher by JestePhotography
Amazing the number of colors that can reflect off of a raven's feathers.
Ever notice that no matter how many times you see a  common species when that species, in this case this raven went out of its way to come take a look at me.  I was in the middle of no where and along comes this watcher.  I believe he was even more curious about me then I about him.  Who knows? Perhaps he was expecting a hand out?
Either way I felt a very intimate connection by the experience.  
Always when I go out I try to get a good capture of a raven for my wife as it is her favourite bird.  I think she will be pleased with this one!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wonderful shot Jeste.

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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lovely
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Brunobizu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
Neat! Beautiful bird, well captured.
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! 
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Pimisatraw Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Nice shot! This is a very detailed photography! I love how the feathers look!
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Spirit-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
was your camera like an inch away?  Such a clear and vivid capture, you're very good!
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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1BeneDict Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   Photographer
Beautiful! I love ravens! ^^
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful !  ^^ 
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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Ryurules Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Perfect photo.
Congratulations an the amazing shot with beautiful colors and great detail!
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Pretty much my favourite Raven portrait!
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:iconryurules:
Ryurules Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Yeah, you're having it as your avatar picture as well!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Great job I can see great detail on the feathers
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
I took the shot from about 10 feet away :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Wow!
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wanderingmage Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Wow the colors and textures really came through, great shot. :) 
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I was pretty happy with it.
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shafninja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. The purple tint reflecting on his feathers look gorgeous
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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Five-OClock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Purely amazing, those colors are incredible ! 
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wonderful close up of one of my favourite birds :iconflyravenplz:
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hugin by xBlindedInChainsx
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sallygilroy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Just awesome!!
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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DisturbedOne666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just Wow.
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
:) thank you!
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DisturbedOne666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You do amazing work
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015   Traditional Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
A stunning capture of my favourite species. :)
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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edarsenal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that is an amazing capture!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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kpwlitf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
What a beautiful image! You can really see the intelligence! Also one of my favourite birds!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
I love Ravens, they are even smarter than some people realize.   I had heard once that years ago some "scientists" captured a few I order to do experiments on and they where treated badly, and then later released.  Whenever these people were outside every Raven in the area would flock and attack them.  So what was gathered was not only do ravens possess facial recognition ability but also the ability to communicate enemies to others in the area.
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kpwlitf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I hadn't heard that but I do remember being fascinated by them since I was a child after reading an old article in National Geographic about how they had learnt to "break in" to the storage compartments on unattended snow-mobiles and stole the food! Also a recent (kind!) experiment seemed to indicate they're smarter than the average five year old child! I think your photo captures that brilliantly!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful raven portrait! The amount of detail captured is amazing.
Great shot :)
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, he is stunning
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you!  I may post another of him at a future date.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 
That would be cool to see. 
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Pharlynx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Amazing. Absolutely gorgeous. Everything is so crisp and clear. And the colours, I love them! The Raven is an absolutely beautiful bird (my favorite as well) and I'm wishing some random raven would just happen to fly up to me as well. Thank you so much for sharing this and it deserves this Favorites Icon 3D 
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May 12, 2015
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D4S
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F/8.0
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400 mm
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1400
Date Taken
May 9, 2015, 7:01:11 PM
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