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Not a Vampire

Not a Vampire
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-12 8:55
Viewed: 1847
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heard the splash and when I looked there was a Cormorant coming out of the water with a twig in his beak! Of course I had to blog about it and you can see more pics here of this weeks Trek.

Cool Facts
The Neotropic Cormorant is the only cormorant known to plunge-dive into water to catch fish. Unlike gannets and boobies, it does not dive from great heights, restricting its dives to less than a half-meter (1.75 feet) over the water. It is not particularly successful with this technique, catching a fish only once in every six to ten plunges. It definitely is successful with catching nesting materials tho! :)

In Mexico, Neotropic Cormorants reportedly often fish cooperatively, forming a line across swift-flowing streams and striking the surface with their wings, causing fish to flee, whereupon the cormorants dive and pursue them.

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Wow what a dynamic pic dear Brenda
Well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-12 10:09]

Woow Brenda,what a capture! Great timing to take this curious position,in effect looks like a big vampire..ehehe...very very nice with good details despite the very fast mouvement.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Brenda,
I thought that this is Dracula :)
EXcellent photo. Very interesting and unusual. Perfect point of view. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Brenda, fantastic action shoot, great scene, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-12 16:21]

Hello Brenda
such a marvellous moment well shot and presented. The action packed is well seen with splashes of water surrounding the "vampire".
Excellent composition and very well worth waiting.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-12 17:48]

Hello Brenda,
What a unique and rather comical shot you have posted. The cormorant is certainly drenched in this shot, but it has the look of determination on it's face.
The focus is right where it should be the head and facial areas, you can even see it's blue eyes. I love the way you managed to freeze all the tiny water droplets in mid air. Well done Brenda!!

Hi Brenda
照的非常創意 很漂亮的鳥
這個動作真是很新奇 很有趣味性
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Brenda

What super efforts these birds must require to come out of the water just like that. Action shot like this starkly convey the brute strength of this bird in its required niche..Very well captured and presented.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-22 10:16]

Hi Brenda,
Interesting shot and with a very good moment captured.
Perfect point of view.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Brenda, What a wonderful capture of this Cormorant. I could imagine the sound it created by the splash as I see in the picture. The enormous water hanging down from the cormorant and your perfect camera setting frozen the moment. Awesome shot with right timing. Thank for sharing

Amazing action shot Brenda.
the timing, sharpness and colour is superb.
yes it is a right chose of 1/1600
best wishes,

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