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Phalacrocorax carbo

Phalacrocorax carbo
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-07 9:19
Viewed: 3879
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the Black Cormorant in Australia and the Black Shag further south in New Zealand, is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in much of the Old World and the Atlantic coast of North America.

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To Evelynn: Center Weighteddkaved 1 11-07 12:13
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Hi David
Stunning shot! the light is wonderful and shows every little detail of the bird. I find the webbed feet wrapped around the branch intriguing. The green eye stands out on the head too. The only thing I can fault technically is the highlights on the branch and beak look a little over exposed (on my screen anyway) but I guess if you have a contrasting subject in strong light it's almost unavoidable. Other than that, first class!
Kind Regards

On picture in a minute...I always watch for snows in Israel...Back in 1983 I wrote a program for a Kibbutz קיבוץ, קִבּוּץ,...and a friend translated it into Hebrew..It was the very first BBS programs in Israel...actually my Electric Magazine was one of all the first BBS programs...I only asked in return a flag and an army shirt with emblem...and I still cherish both very much.

and image of Israel, whether nature or geographic hold special interests for me..I have a big interest for many years in gnostic religions and texts...so your bird..and your notes to me all come for a meaning..and as far a technicality..the perfect black..hard to image well but you handled it fine...thanks David..

Hello David,

Fantastic shot.
Excellent capture with good focus.
Sharpness and lighting are superb.

Your exposure retained wonderful detail in the blacks. What metering mode did you use? The sharpness is great and I like the low point of view.

Evelynn : )

Ciao David,
bellissimo ritratto di cormorano, eccellenti POV e composizione per la bella posa con BG azzurro del cielo, ottima definizione e molto bello il dettaglio dell'occhio, molto belli i colori con i neri ricchi di sfumature

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-07 22:09]

Hi David.
I like this wonderful close-up of the nice bird. You managed to reproduce all its details perfectly despite the difficult for shooting colouration of the bird. My best wishes and kind regards.

perfect shot....!!!!!!!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-08 15:45]

Hi David,a fantastic pic,the point of view make a difference,excellents light,details and colors,i never seen this bird till today...my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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