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Guanay Cormorant

Guanay Cormorant
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Trutmann (condorito) (62)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-210mm f1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 10:26
Viewed: 6217
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bourgainvillii) with its spectacular red 'eye-patches' is yet other sight on the trip to the Balistas Islands off the coast of Peru. It is also found also off the coast on islands of Chile and Argentina. Presumably, its scientific name suggests it is also found off the pacific islands?? It is also one of the main contributers to the valuable 'guano' harvested already in pre-Hispanic days to cultivate crops in the andean highlands and so extensively commercially by foreign companies earlier this century that little remained.

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To ferranjlloret: Tus comentarioscondorito 1 12-09 05:48
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Hola Peter,
Que bello cormoran, buena foto, saludos Ferran

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-19 12:42]

Thank for the e-mail, and your very kind words. I'm glade you feel the same. The world is full of wonderful things beyon our imagination. We learn about it everyday.
This is a very nice shot with really great details, I like the rought texture of the rocks as your backdrop. Yes, its eye patch is very distingtive in red. Good composition as well. Thanks.

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