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~Great Cormorant~

~Great Cormorant~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-09 9:07
Viewed: 2841
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I happened to catch a photo of this male Great Cormorant yesterday as we ate Easter dinner outside. I had captured a pair of them as well, out on our lake earlier in the day! So I will share those sometime later. This guy had just downed his meal, and then flew off after I photographed him. It was later in the day, and the sun was a fiery deep orange that was cast onto the water. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), known in Australia as the Black Cormorant, 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.

The Great Cormorant is a large black bird, 77-94 cm in length with a 121-149 cm wingspan. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. This is a very common and widespread bird species. It feeds on the sea, in estuaries, and on freshwater lakes and rivers. Northern birds migrate south and winter along any coast that is well-supplied with fish.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-09 11:53]

great colors wonderful reflections in the water very nice water ripples. i'd sharpen the birds head just a tad.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-09 13:49]

selam angela; Lovely shot, nicely composed and reflection is well despite a little noisy and sharpness, well done TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-09 16:48]

Hi Angela,
A good shot of this Cormorant. I like water reflection and colors, though perhaps vertical silhouettes are a bit distracting.
TFS, José M.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-09 20:09]

Hi Ange,
Great Color on the water from the evening light, The composition is nice, but the bird is a little soft. Thanks for the great note and sharing this capture with us.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-09 22:41]

Hello Angela

A lovely shot with beautiful colours and reflections.A very good close up of this cormorant.TFS


bonjour angela
une colonie de ces oiseau avait elu domicile dans ma region mais je n'ai pas reussi a en faire un cliché correct comme vous.
je ne savais même pas que cela nageait.
bravo et merci.

Hi Angela,
Very nice picture, I like how the cormorant is "hidden" between reflections and waves. Good job.

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