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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium


This couple of Jackdaws has just finished mating (sorry, I was too late for a shot) and now enjoys a bit of rest.

The Jackdaw is a clamorous bird with distinctive white irises and one of the smallest species in the genus of crows and ravens.
Jackdaws can sometimes be seen while removing tick from sheep or red deer.

Dutch name : Kauw
German name : Dohle
Latin name : Corvus monedula

Comments 29

  • Brigitte Hoffmann 05/14/2012 19:25

    Excellent hast du diese beiden Dohlen aufgenommen, Mark. Und jeder von ihnen guckt in eine andere Richtung. Wunderbare Schärfe!
    Salut Brigitte
  • Claudio Oldrini 05/13/2012 11:13

    Bella immagine,complimenti!
    Saluti Claudio
  • MAURICE CLEGG 05/11/2012 21:43

    superb pov with great detail.
    great capture.
    regards, maurice.
  • Nordeifeler 05/11/2012 11:11

    die stimmen der Dohlen hört man schon weit her wenn sie sich an alten Gemäuer,in Scharen ansammeln...ein sehr schönes Foto..Mark..
    ich grüße dich ..Kai..
  • J o s e f 05/10/2012 14:05

  • Vera M. Shulga 05/09/2012 22:41

    Well capture of this couple! like from fairy tale..
    Regards, Vera
  • Irbenika 05/09/2012 22:06


  • Vitória Castelo Santos 05/09/2012 20:53

    !!! WUNDERFUL !!!
  • Markus 4 05/09/2012 19:46

    fantastic perspective
  • Adele Oliver 05/09/2012 19:44

    A great capture of these two mated for life and hopefully soon to raise one or two offspring - we don't see them here at all, and they are so striking with those piercing eyes. Fine details in their plumage - and the scene leaves room for the imagination :-)))
    greetings, Adele
  • willy ombret 05/09/2012 16:52

    excellente rencontre
    willy ombret
  • Bergjäger 05/09/2012 16:06

    Wunderschön hast du die beiden Dohlen erwischt!
    LG Bergjäger
  • Alfred Schultz 05/09/2012 15:47

    After action, satisfaction.
    Cheers - A.
  • Werner R. Albert 05/09/2012 15:44

    Love is a serious and strenuous thing.
    So let them relax :-)))
    Interesting angle of vision.
    Well done Mark.
    best wishes
  • Heinz Janovsky 05/09/2012 15:29

    Interessanter Blickwinkel. Schaut sehr gut aus.
    Gruß Heinz
  • aline64 05/09/2012 15:21

    UN SUPer shoot de ces 2 compères, belle prise avec les plumes au vent
  • Ushie Farkas 05/09/2012 14:16

    ganz STARKE Aufnahme! Grüße Ushie
  • Luc Grollie 05/09/2012 12:43

    all he needs now is a !!!!
    good lightcontrol with that blue sky behind and fine details.....
  • Gisèle W. 05/09/2012 12:02

    Super Beeldkwalitiet en heel interessante info.
    Groetjes, Gisèle
  • Jenipher Baker 05/09/2012 12:01

    A good shot of the pair Mark with the focus spot on . a bit of noise in the feathers but still lots of detail.
    cheers Jeni
  • Tatiana Gutskova 05/09/2012 11:35

    do not negotiate ...
    excellent grade!!!
    bw Tatiana
  • Norbert Kappenstein 05/09/2012 11:33

    Ich finde das sind sehr interessante Vögel und sie haben wunderbare Augen. In der Extremadura konnte ich sie viel beobachten und werde da sicher auch noch eine Aufnahme zeigen. Wunderbar Deine Aufnahme von den zwei Prachtexemplaren.
    LG Norbert
  • Sigrid E 05/09/2012 10:31

    Die beiden hast du sehr gut erwischt, beide in der Schärfeebene und das dunkle Gefieder sehr gut belichtet!!!
  • ARTURO MEDINA 05/09/2012 9:31

    Fantástica imagen
    Un saludo
  • s. sabine krause 05/09/2012 9:24

    : ))))))) caught in the act – well, almost! in fact, i think the bird on the right will start whistling any time now, trying to look as inconspicuous as possible, like they do in silent movies and cartoons… ; )) i like jackdaws very much! such beautiful light and intelligent eyes, and the fluffy feathers on their tummies – very cute! don't mind the noise either. stealing my all-year-round greaseballs will be a crime, though… so don't even think about it, guys! i'm already at war with a couple of crows who keep flying away with them, as though they were soap on a rope… ; )) greetings, sabine.