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Copyright: Rene Lortie (rlortie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 59 N: 593] (2058)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-22 22:52
Viewed: 4494
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Double-Crested Cormorant

Double-crested cormorants are very gregarious. They can be found in small and large groups both on the breeding grounds, and during the winter. They breed in colonies and often feed in large flocks. They also migrate in large groups.

Double-crested cormorants feed during the day by diving for fish. After diving, cormorants look for an elevated spot to perch with their wings outspread. This is most likely done to dry out the feathers. This behavior is not a direct response to water, however, as captive cormorants that do not dive for their food still perch to dry their feathers after eating.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-22 23:01]

Quel bel oiseau, la netteté et les détails du plumage sont excellents. Les couleurs et l'arrière plan sont sans reproche.

Félicitation pour l'exposition.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-22 23:52]

I love this one's posture. You have shown his feathers so well Rene, showing all the coloured tones and details. And look at his steady glare. Very well done. TFS.

Très belle photo Rene !
Vu de derrière avec sa tête en profil, cela donne un angle de vue de ce cormoran assez inhabituel.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-23 3:02]

Fantastic shot, Rene. Wow, what beautiful details on the plumage. Colors and patterns are gorgeous. Wonderful pose and composition. Thanks for sharing this great photo!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-23 4:25]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe Cormoran. Sa position est originale. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté. En plus la note est en français ;-)
Very Well Done !

I love this charachter Rene. The plumage detail is awesome. Tack sharp! Nice pose and POV. Excewllent DoF. Very nice work. Thanks

Great capture Rene,
Perfect exposure to give such sharp, clear details.
Wonderful pose and composition.
Thanks for posting

Did you shoot it after the photo session?
Excelent capture and well done on the composition.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-23 11:57]

Fantastic capture of this Cormorant Rene! Razorsharp details, excellent colors, fantastic lightening, great POV & DOF and really well composed. TFS!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-23 12:22]

Bonjour René, Quelle superbe prise de vue et quelle incroyable définition! admirable...

Merci pour la note et le partage!


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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-04-23 14:19]

Excellent image! The detail on this very difficult bird to photograph is absolutely stunning, Rene! Of course you have about the best piece of glass on the market....I am jealous, but soon hope to have one of my own. :0)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-23 15:32]

Hi Rene, fantasically detailed shot. The pose and composition are very good. It's a little bit of a shame that the tail was lost but still a very good picture. Well done.

A superbly detailed shot especially the feather texture, the only minor nit is the missing end to the tail, which is a shame as this real is a cracking image, TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-23 21:09]

Excellente photo, René. Finesse des détails impeccable. Sans parler de la profondeur de champ. Une pose inédite.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-24 0:25]

René, as usual, another excellent shot.

Very nice pose, excellent details and sharpness.

I do enjoy these birds, and you did a great job.

What a capture! I find it interesting in so many ways--never noticed how alike cormorant and albatross beaks are before. Marvellous clarity, wonderful detail on the feathers and their coloration, great pose--just a wonderful photograph. Well done, Rene!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-24 16:55]

Belle image. Son régard et la façon dont il tourne sa tête sont superbs. Excellents détails aussi. La seule chose qui me gène est l'herbe verte qui distrait l'oeil.

Despite the charcoal spectre this is a superior capture ! Good posture and sharpness , proportions also are very desirable, its a clean full portrait with attitude !

Beautiful cormorant capture, Rene! Exceptional detail, wonderful pose and a little bit of attitude, which goes a long way in this composition. TFS.

Great shot, Rene. Lovely pose and composition. Excellent exposure. Very well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-18 16:17]

Very nice shot of this cormorant!
Great composition, superb pose of the bird, and razorsharp details.
Great job you did.

Votre photo est superbe, les détails des plumes sont beaux, je ne me lasse pas de regarder. L'angle de la tête, la petite lumière dans l'oeil en fait une composition très bien réussie. J'aime beaucoup.

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