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Reed Cormorant

Reed Cormorant
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D Digital, Canon 400 mm 5.6 L
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 22:55
Viewed: 2900
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus), also known as the Long-tailed Cormorant, is a bird in the cormorant family Phalacrocoracidae.

Sexes are similar, but non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner, with a white belly.

The Reed Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but usually feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. It takes a wide variety of fish.

Photo taken from a hide at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-18 0:08]

Hello Deon,
Nice photo of this Reed Cormorant in beautiful light and a funny pose. Excellent timing. The sharpness is not total, but your POV was very good.

Well done Deon,nice capture with beautiful light and very good details.Beautiful composition with a lovely pose.

excellent image of the bird in good action. nicely presented. interesting framing. good work. tfs.

Hello Mr.Deon,
Thank you for sharing such beautiful spices.It is a picture of true mother nature where colour and sharpness is perfect.I like this picture,
Kind regards,

Hi Deon,
interesting pose of the bird. Nice presentation. I like these natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Deon

Excellent close-up shot of the Reed Cormorant,
you clicked the photo at the best time with that
beak open pose, with fine POV and framing, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-21 2:25]

Hello Deon
such a special bird in its special beak.
The bird could be seen nicely.
Exciting bird to share.


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