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Great cormorant

Great cormorant
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-10 3:57
Viewed: 3710
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the first shots with my new equipment. I decided to sell my Tamron 200-500 mm and buy the nikon d7000 in combination with the 300 mm. 2.8 VRII and the new nikon 2x teleconverter.
What a difference! The new combination is very, very fast (even with the teleconverter attached). And with the VR I don't need a monopod anymore.
I hope you like this cormorant. I shot it in a small birdparc in the south of Holland.

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To Belgerdy: aalscholverZeno 2 03-10 10:08
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hello Zeno, I do not know the distance, however the color version looks great, for me 300mm is not enough, I hope my next shot is probably the nikor 500mm, your photo is a great portrait!
regards Nasos

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-10 5:39]

hello Zeno,
You are right your new equipment is great! Congratulations for this first shot, which is really a success. Perfect focus on the marvellous grren eye of the Cormorant.
Very well done!
Kind regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-10 6:34]

Hi Zeno.
I have not seen such cormorant even on photo. What a great colouration. You managed to reflects this beautiful creature so artistically. Excellent composition, wonderful lights, perfect smooth BG and superb portrait at whole. Well done and TFS.
P.S. My congratulations on new amazing equipment too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-10 6:51]

Hello Zeno,
I am impressed with your new equipment. The focusing on the eye of this Cormorant is spot on with excellent sharpness and superb colours.
The 300mm 2.8 is a great lens and a 2x converter makes it perform like a top quality 600.
Thanks and kind regards,

Thanks to your sharp eye, your new equipment produces wonders Zeno, this is such a beautifully executed profile portrait rich in plumage and colouration details. Thanks indeed!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-10 8:54]

Hallo Zeno,
Prachtig portret van deze Aalscholver. Gefeliciteerd met je nieuwe apparatuur. Ik ben ook al jaren een Nikon fan.
Zo heb ik alleen vorige winter, toen het lange tijd vroor, een hongerige Aalscholver van dichtbij kunnen fotograferen.

Dit is een heel fraai exemplaar, ik zoek al jaren eentje met zo'n witte kop.
Erg scherp, hoe is de ruis bij de d7000?


Hello Zeno,
Amazing portrait captured from perfect POV with great sharp details and lovely colours. Composition and blurred BG are also excellent.

Hello Zeno
Impressive portrait with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-10 14:42]

Hello Zone,
This is a very good portrait,excellent sharpness,colors and wonderful details.TFS.

Hallo Zeno,
congratulations on your new equipment; a superb portrait of the Great Cormorant, very good sharpness with fine details using TC 2x, fantastic 300 mm f/2.8 VRII, marvellous colours, very nice composition with a splendid BG
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-11 19:43]

Hello Zeno,
A stunning close-up shot of this beautiful Cormorant. The detail is exceptional and the colors well saturated and simply gorgeous. Your new equipment seem to being doing a fine job for youu. Well done!!

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