Great Cormorant at the Keys
|Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano)
|Date Taken: 2007-09-07|
|Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT)|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2007-09-18 7:49|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Great Cormorant photographed at the Florida Keys. |
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. 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. The Great Cormorant breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs or in trees (which are eventually killed by the droppings), but also increasingly inland. 3-4 eggs are laid in a nest of seaweed or twigs. The Great Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water (Wikipedia).
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Good shot. I like the background and the sharpness of the subject, as well as its wing posture.