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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-15 1:43
Viewed: 3693
Points: 6
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I took this picture in a recent trip in China in the beautiful (but unfortunately too touristic for me) city of Zhouzhuang (located about 1.5hr west of Shanghai)


Looks like some type of cormoran to me... but need help to precisely identify the birds.

About Zhouzhuang...
Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water townships in China, situated in Kunshan City which is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. It is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), Zhouzhuang was a part of the fief Yaocheng and called Zhenfengli. After being donated to Full Fortune (Quanfu) Temple by Zhou Digong, a very devout Buddhist, in 1086 during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), Zhouzhuang got its present name as a memorial of the donor.

In an area of half a square kilometer (124 acres), 60 percent of the Zhouzhuang's structures were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which is from 1368 to 1911. Taking the most convenient form of transport in Zhouzhuang, a gondola, we will present some of the breathtaking sights one by one

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Witaj Stephan!
Nicely portrait duo :). Bright eye right. Both birds' sharp feathers. Natural colours. Shadow disturbs trick a bit, but you had such conditions.
TFS - Roma

Hi Stephan,
Well captured. sharp,nice details.
Very nice shot.


Allo Stephan,
Je ne peux pas vraiment t'aider dans l'identification de ces beaux oiseaux. La composition et prise de vue sont vraiment intéressantes. Les détails et les couleurs sont très biens et j'aime bien cette petite lumière dans l'oeil de celui en premier plan :) Merci,

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