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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR, 67mm UV filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-17 7:50
Viewed: 3778
Points: 20
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Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

* Cormoran ŕ aigrettes (French)
* Cormorán Orejudo, Cormorán Bicrestado, Corúa de Mar (Spanish

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species: P. auritus

Click Here For More Info On The Double-crested Cormorant

The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico. Measuring 70–90 cm (28–35 in) in length, it is an all-black bird which gains a small double crest of black and white feathers in breeding season. It has a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin. Five subspecies are recognized.

The Double-crested Cormorant is found near rivers, lakes and along the coastline. It mainly eats fish and hunts by swimming and diving. Its feathers, like those of all cormorants, are not waterproof and it must spend time drying them out after spending time in the water. Once threatened by use of DDT, the numbers of this bird have increased markedly in recent years.


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hello Jim
very good momment
super good details of the bird and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-17 8:00]

Hello Jim,
An excellent in-flight of the Double-crested Cormorant taken with good panning to show the details of the plunmage with excellent sharpness and colors against the water BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Jim,
a splendid capture of the Double-crested Cormorant taken from an excellent POV with a very good panning, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, very nice composition with a beautiful BG.
Best regards

Hi Jim,

Great picture!... excellent result for 1/500s! I'm impressed as the bird appears registered perfectly frozen, while seems that water surface which is moved. Very good technique! Congratulations!



hello Jim
exceptional freeze of moment, very well managed light result with exceptional colours and fine details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-17 11:49]

Hi Jim. This is a first class inflight shot of this Double-crested Cormorant. great timing on your part. Taken with fine detail and natural looking colours. All with interesting notes. well taken TFS.

hello Jim

a bird that i would love to have in-flight closer like your photo,
i have one in-flight shot of the Double-crested Cormorant
but from very far in the river,

excellent close-up in-flight photo of the Double-crested Cormorant
shot with fine POV and framing, superb focus on this
very fast fliying bird with excellent sharpness and details,



Hello Jim! Amazing bird, wonderful flight, dynamic scene, perfect exposure. Original work. Well done!

Hallo Jim
Great shot of this Double-crested Cormorant in the air. The display of its toffee coloured, opened wingspan is beautiful and shown well against the glinting water as background. Love the very pointed and slender beak and the colour of the eyes that is well seen even from afar. A great in flight shot, captured with excellent skill. The colours are striking. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hi Jim,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Double-crested Cormorant in flight. It is sharp and clear. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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