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White-Breasted Cormorant

White-Breasted Cormorant
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-29 9:52
Viewed: 2511
Points: 2
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Today we had our annual birding day on the mine and it was a super day. It first started out with a good shower of rain but once the rain stopped and the sky cleared it was great until the sun came out a few hours later and we all felt like we were in a sauna with the humid heat pushing up from the ground. But none the less we saw 95 different species of birds and it was a most enjoyable day. We were six vehicles that went to different parts of the mine and then came together again at the mines game reserve picnic spot for lunch.
We also had our prize giving for our bird competion weve had since April and I was fortunate to get two first places and a third place. My prizes were fantastic. I got two bean bags, R1 000 gift voucher, 2 beautiful books on photography, a small gorilla pod, a bag for my bird books and a t-shirt. So I was really surprised at the fantastic prizes but it did not end there. They also had a lucky draw and to my astonishment drew my name and I was given a fantastic prize a Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Spotting Scope. So needless to say Im still on cloud nine and cannot believe my good fortune.
I was fortunate to be in one of the two vehicles that were allowed to go to the dams on the mine and I took this photo of this White Breasted Cormorant. Not much time for photography because it was a birding day and we had to see who would see the most different species of birds. We came second. The group that came first saw a 112.

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WOW what a great story and CONGRATS on the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Spotting Scope!! :0) How does it work? and LOVE this capture with the water droplets..adds to the feel of the climate the pic was taken! The clarity of the wings just a great shot!

Hi Natley,
Well done with the competition!! A Great exposure of the Cormorant with good detail. Well done.

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