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my lovely girl akka
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have Finnish ancestors? :hug:
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shochin Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
No closest i come is Norse in ancestry, but i liked the goddess akka mythology, i thought it an appropriate image to conjure up for a crow, both with Yambe-Akka godess of the underworld, and with Akka wife of Ukko being female side of nature. we had named our fist rehabbed crow ukko as well(we thought she was a he turned out to be wrong)
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I only thought that you'd picked up the words straight from the Finnish Language. (Especially when I found out that some of the pics were taken in BC. We had relatives there, in Sointula village - where their parents had emigrated in the early 1900s.) :)

I've always had soft spot for Canada...

We here have only grey hooded crows.
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shochin Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
yes i know some people who are descendants of finish immigrants to this part of the coast as well. It's beautiful here, well some areas not so much since being developed. I wish we had hooded crows too, i'm crow greedy :D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I like how the eye is really visible here
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siyeh75 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is a lovely shot. They are such smart birds, I love them.
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midnightsnow13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful bird, great shot!
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
:thanks:
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Love how you can see the detale of the feathers :D
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
akka is most cooperative for the feather close ups :nod:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
It's true , Akka is a splendid crow ! :love:
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
she is :love:

i have yet to meet a crow i don't find splendid so maybe i'm to bias for that to mean much :D
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Namisao Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture =D
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWW! She's precious!
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TheSepiaRaven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a lovely lady. :)

Did you raise these birds, or are they just always around?
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
akka and potato are raised by us, the rest just hang around often coming in the dozens with akka or potato:D
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TheSepiaRaven Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww....I'm jealous. I bet getting to raise crows is, although a lot of work, very rewarding and enjoyable.
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
a lot of work IMHO it has to be about the crow and it's nature, not what i want the bird to do, which can be difficult as they are surprising shit disturbers. although i know how highly trainable they are, i won't train them like i would a dog, they aren't pets and i want them to be the wild birds they are. if something is harmful to them then i took it away (but i've gotten very good at knowing what crows get into and making sure those things are gone). i put up with things i would never from my animals. there have been scratches and scars (i wear a few on my face) but it is oh so rewarding. Mostly so because of the success we've had with reintroduction akka ukko and potato became healthy, well adjusted, proper crows.

and no worries about human imprinting, crows don't work like that, they know they're crows not people. i had read all sorts of crap when we got our found our first nestling, i worried about it all through her rehab, but she taught me the truth. if there are other crows around they would much rather be one of them, not us :) i can understand why :D i would like to be one of them too...
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Gorgeous!
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
:thanks:
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Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
clearly interested in something. Nice shot!
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shochin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
food.......:D
thank you
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