It's been a while since my last posting. I had a draft about several environmental films but am having a difficult time with the formatting. So here's a post about my favorite bird people - Ravens.
I mentioned in a prior blog post that Ravens have been a challenge for me to photograph. They are wary of people, especially averse to letting anyone with a large black object in their hands (a gun?) approach them. I've been told just "not to look at them" which is fairly difficult to do if you're trying to photograph them.
A week or so ago we went down to Klamath National Wildlife Refuge with the local outdoor group, The Obsidians. On the way we stopped at McDonald's in Oakridge for coffee and snacks. Next door a couple of Ravens were stealing scraps from the back of a restaurant and then perching in a tree. I managed to get back on the bus, grab the camera and fire off some shots before they moved out of range. It was a cloudy dismal day, but the strong contrasts and backlighting led to some images I like. They're posted below.