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Cormorant Gathering

Cormorant  Gathering
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 0:02
Viewed: 3354
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These cormorants were taken at a location on Boundary Bay.
It seems to be the hangout, because most times they are using these piers.
It is hard to get too close, and not really good to disturb them, so this is a distant shot.
Critique the POV and anything else please.
Thanks for the many nice words on my other images.
I only have time for a few comments and will be limited this week, but I still continue to enjoy the galleries here.

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Hallo Doug
Great photo, the kind you want to see in coffee table books. It is like a gathering for a important meeting. It's very nice to see them in different poses than on a tree. A very peaceful view. It must be amazing to see so many cormorants or any other birds in a flock together I like the reflections in the water. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-26 3:26]

Hi Doug,
Composition, scene you captured, colors, light, POV, DOF and reflections on the water look lovely.
Best wishes,

hello Doug

a very beautiful lanscape shot with the cormorants beeing
the hart of the image, the cormorants in this landscape it change
completely this scene, for me it improve the image, the POV
is excellent i love the framing, excellent sharpness & details



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-26 9:40]

Hi Doug.
I like the pictured scene. It is native for me who live on the seashore. I like wonderful DOF and sharpness of the image, impressive sunlight and natural colours, superb framing of the scene. My compliments and best regards.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-28 4:41]

Great moment Doug, very nice composition, great exposure and very sharp details. I love it, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-04 8:25]

Hello Doug

A beautiful capture of this flock of cormorants.
The colours are natural and the shot is well exposed and illuminated.
This looks like a post card.
Wonderful clarity,with sharp details.


Great lines, wonderful scene, perfectly composed, good use of the reflections and lighting. This is different than most of your photos but I really like it.

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