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Emerald Eye

Emerald Eye
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Copyright: Genevieve Tanguay (Gargouille) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 5 N: 34] (177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XSI, Canon EF 75-300mm USM III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-08 13:50
Viewed: 4988
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This double crested cormorant was fishing as I walked along the pier. I was fascinated by its emerald eye which looks as though it is surrounded by diamonds. Quite a contrast with its orange skin!

According to the All About Birds site:

Growing in numbers throughout its Cormorant populations greatly decreased in the 19th and early 20th centuries from human persecution. They recovered after the 1920s, with an interruption in the recovery during the pesticide era of the 1950s and 1960s. The National Audubon Society considered it a species of special concern in 1972. Increases after the 1970s were explosive in some areas. Increasing cormorant populations have caused conflicts with people. Cormorants have been suggested as playing an important role in the collapse of some fisheries, although data to support these claims are sparse. Cormorants eat fish at fish farms, and recent legislation has been proposed to control cormorant numbers.

Size: 70-90 cm (28-35 in)
Wingspan: 114-123 cm (45-48 in)
Weight: 1200-2500 g (42.36-88.25 ounces)

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  • maxyne (50)
  • [2006-03-08 14:25]

Je vois que vous etes une passionner d'oiseau et d'animaux. J'aime se que vous faites et j'apprécie beaucoup d'avoir eu un commentaire de vous merci. votre oiseau a l'air sur ses gardes. Mais a une allure tres fière.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-03-08 14:54]
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Bonjour Genevieve, Super ce cormoran, les détails de la couleurs noires sortes biens. je note une possible surexposition sur le bec, la section orangé et sur le creux de la vague. Cette surexposition aurait pû être évité en compensation l'exposition négativement, -0,3 ou -0,7. Je te conseille également de te procurer le freeweare neat image qui va te permettre de réduire le bruit de l'image sur ton BG. Le logicile est gratuit et relativement facile d'emploi.
Amicalement Sébastien

I'm impressed, i've never seen any animal with simlar eyes:) very nice photo:)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-08 17:50]

wow, wonderful shot of old
emerald eyes, genevieve! :-)
surrounded by little diamonds...
never seen it this near and sharp.
great job,

Beautiful shot of this camoran Genevieve.
Great color and composition. Excellent POV and BG.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-08 22:50]

Bonsoir Genevieve,
J'aime bien votre perspective de ce cormorant.
La couleur de cet oeil est formidable.
Merci pour l'envoie. : )

Bonjour Genevieve
C'est vrai que c'est spécial de voir cet oeil d'émeraude certie de diamants.Très jolis détails et les contrastes sont bons
Bravo et au revoir....JP

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-11 15:26]

Genevieve, no doubt this one has an excellent composition.

I like colors too.

Maybe, I'd try to add some sharpness, but that's just an opinion.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-03-14 21:55]

Un bijou cet oeil, c'est le cas de le dire.
Superbe prise, belle lumière en plus pour mettre en valeur cette superbe tête.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-25 0:04]

Hi Genevieve
Brilliant capture of this cormorant and very well presented. That face is something to behold with the orange skin and emerald eye combination rounded of with the little (almost) glittering little diamonds.
Technically this photo is very good; a great composition, lovely colours, excellent DOF with sharp details, great BG with the fading focus in water to a enhance this portrait, and well managed exposure showing great contrast on the black.
Very good works and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-15 8:58]

Bonjour Geneviève ! Je n'ai jamais réussi à m'approcher d'un Cormorant ! Ce portrait est vraiment formidable ! Comme tu le soulignes cet oeil est très impressionnant ! Bravo pour ce cliché des plus réussis, à bientôt.


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