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Double Crested Cormorant

Double Crested Cormorant
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-12 10:43
Viewed: 1431
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These birds can be seen fishing alongside Common Loons for brief times. They are considered a pest by some because they eat all the fish and they destroy entire areas of trees they build nests in. I managed to get along side this one close enough for a pic. They are a little more shy than the Loons.

Captive birds will perch to dry their wings after eating, even if they have not gotten wet.
Due to significant population increase and range expansion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published an Environmental Impact Statement on managing Double-crested Cormorant populations in 2003.
The oldest documented wild Double-crested Cormorant lived to be seventeen years, nine months. The average lifespan of wild birds is about six years.
A group of cormorants has many collective nouns, including a "flight", "gulp", "rookery", "sunning", and "swim" of cormorants.


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Hello Trevor-Most of the time I don't get much details and light when captured Cormorant.But here you have solved the problem nicely.Good light on eye and beak.Circles on water is really attractive.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

hallo Trevor
super good picture with nice details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-13 6:58]

Hi Trevor,great exposure of this difficult backlight to take the best detail of this swimming cormorant,a minimalistic composition very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Trevor,
Another interesting image with excellent details and very good focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Good taken trhe interesting situation. Very good details and good management of the low light.


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