Murder

Edge of Darkness Eric Clapton

 

Crows didn't used to come this high. Just a few years ago they started appearing in summer, their high pitched squawks drawing attention even though we were used to the myriad of voices from the ravens - the mimics. Now each summer, the crows come in large flocks, harrassing the less agressive and seemingly much wiser ravens, and kicking up a cacaphony in our quiet town. The ravens cede the territory and I miss their playful antics and much less abrasive croaks and calls.

 

  • Cindy Kilpatrick 6y

    Thanks everyone!

    Stevebvro - 'The Birds' scared the you-know-what out of me when I was a kid - maybe that's why I had to try to make this one so ominous!

    Grizzled - Eclectic is a pretty good descriptor of me - you should see my house (I call my interior decor 'Eclectic Scrounge'). I wonder if I'll live long enough to develop a 'style' :)

    Robb - Thanks for another helpful tip for a technique I haven't yet tried. Don't know if the quality of the shot (I don't have much of a zoom and it was a very tall tree :) will allow me to show any more detail! But I'll certainly give it a shot! Thanks!

    Sesie - I thought of you when I posted this :)
  • David Ayres 6y

    The darkness surrounding the crows is very appropriate. There is something very sinister about crows. Do you think that global warming is extending the crows range?
    Here we have buzzards on Dartmoor, they have gone from only a handful of pairs in the whole of Britain 30 years ago to being fairly common in the wilder parts now. But the ravens don't like them, you sometimes see a buzzard high in the sky being harassed by ravens.
  • ₲ѓҽҿῃ ₩įẓӓɍƌ© 6y

    So dark - foreboding - sinister - perfectly executed

    I love it.
  • a girl, dreaming her life away 6y

    this is amazing, love the darkness in this.
  • Paparb 6y

    Thanks for stopping by
    ...-Wink's Place-..... great work
  • ~lala~(Lisa) 6y

    WoW!
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  • locadez 6y

    Marvelous capture and feeling!
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  • Mumin Kurtulus 6y

    beautiful capture

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  • Cindy Kilpatrick 6y

    Thanks everyone for your comments and faves.

    Argentem - It's hard to say why they've suddenly appeared. Our winters have definitely been getting milder on average, but the crows aren't here then. They only come in the summer and although in the past several years we have had some unusual heat waves, we also still get frost (just the night before last!) because of the elevation.

    I wonder if it's part of a whole food chain thing, because white tailed deer have moved up the hill as the forest is cleared and some insects are apparently overwintering that wouldn't have in the past. There's definitely a change happening and global warming combined with industry seem like the likely culprits.
  • carla ciuffo 6y

    wow - just beautiful - gorgeous treatment
  • Shadyezz 6y

    awesome !

    Thanks for stopping by
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  • Casey Carlin 6y

    A very dark and interesting image, but a sad tale..... I hope the Ravens return one day.
  • c-h-l (chapter closed, goodbye!) 6y

    fantastic dark atmosphere! excellent processing!

    ❤♫♪♪ Paul's Place ♫♪♪ ❤
  • FanFan 6y

    OMG...This is so so unique! You are so creative!
  • Gillian Simpson 6y

    such a beautiful piece...

    aw man ravens are so awesome. they're call is beautiful and they're soooo big. i hadn't seen on with my eyes until i went a trip this year, when i saw them flying in the sky up above i was in awe <3
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