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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 11:16
Viewed: 3220
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the first Cormorant picture i have taken. This one stands on this log at the local lake. Its far from a perfect shot but its a start.

Cormoranrant ( Phalacrocorax carbo ) Length 80-100cm.

It is a large seabird with a long hook-tipped bill.
At close range and in good light the plumage has an oily sheen. In the summer the adult has a white patch on their face and thighs.
In the winter the thigh patch is lost and their face appears grubby.
The Juvenile has dark brown upperparts and whitish underparts.
Their large webbed feet are used to good effect when swimming at surface or underwater in search of Flatfish and Eels.
Their plumage lacks complete waterproofing so it can often be seen perched on posts with their wings held out to dry.
They breed on cliffs and islands on sheltered coasts aroung Britain and Ireland except South and Suth East England.
In the winter it can be seen on estuaries, reservoirs and rivers.

CeltickRanger, Mello, marius-secan, maurydv, siggi, eng55, jconceicao, zulfu, nasokoun, uleko, KOMSIS, cirano, Dis. Ac., boreocypriensis, Noisette, jmirah has marked this note useful
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-04 11:19]

Lovely cormorant!
Great details and colors!
I like the water colors and the reflexion!

hello Nick

an excellent photo of the Cormorant on his characteristic pose,
fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed, i love that you
included the reflection on the water, superb focus great
sharpness and details of its dark plumage, TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-04 11:22]

Hello Nicholas
Congratulation for your first cormorant, next time will be the best one...I like the effect of water.
Regards and have a nice week-and.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-04 11:31]

Hello Nick,
A very nice photo of the bird who is colonizing a great deal of our country. They even swim in the ditches where I live.
Light and colours are very beautiful in this photo. Excellent sharpness and good details. Good DOF and composition. Beautiful rippling in the water.

Ciao Nicholas. The best dynamic situation with excellente light, contrats and superb details. Intrigant reflections in a great compo.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-04 11:52]

Very nice capture Nicholas,
I realy think it is so dificult to get great results with dark colours, but you did a very nice job here. We can see lots of details in the bird and water. Thanks for posting and have a nice weekend.
Best wishes,

Hello Nick,
Wonderful image with great details and amazing sharpness.
Excellent composition and lovely background.

Hello Nick,

This a great capture with beautiful natural colors, sharpness & pose. Lovely POV, BG & natural setting. Very well taken & presented. TFS & best regards.


Hello Nick,
a good start with this very beautiful picture of the Great Cormorant (i am lucky that i can take many photographs of Great Cormorants and Pygmy Cormorants, you have very good chances in your garden taking wonderful pictures of many small birds) superb sharpness and splendid natural colours.
Have a good weekend

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-04 12:39]

Hello Nicholas,
I wonder at this magnificent shot. It is splendid with its perfect details and colours. Very nice work.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-04 12:44]

Hi Nico,a different pic in your gallery,i like a lot this wings position and the beautifuls reflections,the pov change but the result is always fantastic! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hello Nick
great picture with very good details and good sharpness
very nice composition
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-04 13:02]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of this Nicholas.Exposure,details on black plumage,lighting and composition are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Nicholas,

Fantastastic capture of this interesting bird.
Lighting and composition are excellent.
Good definition.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-04 15:09]

Hello Nicholas,
Splendid close-up shot of this cormorant in lovely pose.
Details and composition are superb.
TFS and G's,

hello Nicholas
loves these cursed birds, photographed very well in this characteristic pose, splendid composition with the reflection, with great output in colours!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Nick, splendid cormorant in wonderful pose, fascinating reflections, beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-05 4:15]

Hello Nick,
I really like Cormorants and this one looks lovely in a fine pose. Beautiful light that's brought out its colours and the sheen on the wings. Nice reflectiions in the water too and very well composed.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-05 8:22]

Hi Nick,
Ruby-eyed bird ...
Beautiful composition.Especially small fluctuations ...
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-05 8:36]

Hello Nick,
I would say that this is a very fine shot of a Cormorant in a typical wing-drying pose taken from a great POV that shows a nice reflection on the wings and a great fine water movement as a contrsting BG. Nice composition too.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-05 15:00]

Slav Nīck,
A wonderful picture of the Cormorant in nice pose.The sharpness,colors and POV are excellent.TFS and regards,

Hello Nick,

an very nice capture from this Cormorant in his natural pose with good pov.
Details are not so good as your other birdimages.
But for the firt time is not so bad.


Hi Nick,

An amazingly high quality and lovely shot of a pretty coormorant, it looks absolutely flawless.
The colours, reflections, composition, exposure and sharpness are all superb!
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


Hello Nicholas
you have captured a nic scene of this cormorant drying his feathers in the sun, superb wings position and great POV
beautiful light effect on the plumage and on the water
Have a good night

Hi Nick
Excellent capture of the hard to photograph black...TFS

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