It's in the realm of the split-second that the photograph is truly effective - preserving an instant that goes by so fast, the eye isn't capable of really seeing it, not as anything more than a blur. Not like landscape photography at all. I've been trying my hand at collecting shots like that when I have the opportunity, and when my anemic camera reflexes permit.
I captured this yesterday down at Granville Square - the crow in question had been chilling on the light standard an instant before.
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