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(:All hang up in your green eyes:)

(:All hang up in your green eyes:)
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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-24 3:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 95
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black Beauty
Last weekend I saw the double-crested cormorant group enjoying the sun &
hanging round together and I started to make some shots.I wasn't feeling
myself as good as them that day (I wasn't ill, just not on my mood) So I didn't stay very long , checked my shots from LCD and went home. There are some funny shots from that day. As a classic I wanted to share
this portrait with you.When I looked at the eyes,remembered an old song(in the title).I know there's an overexpose on the cheek but
from lcd it didn't look so bad:) Anyway I hope you'll like this good
looking fellow....
Double-crested Cormorant
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Phalacrocorax auritus)
Double-crested Cormorant
The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus †) is a North American member of the cormorant family of seabirds.
This is a very common and widespread species. They breed in coastal areas as well as near inland rivers and lakes, building stick nests in trees, on cliff edges or on the ground on islands. They are gregarious birds, usually found in colonies, often with other aquatic birds. Their song is a deep, guttural grunt.
This bird feeds on the sea and fresh water lakes and rivers. It winters anywhere along the coasts that is well-supplied with fish.
This is a large black bird (29"-36"), with a wingspan up to 52". It has a long tail, yellow throat-patch, and can appear to have a green sheen in certain lighting. The white double head crest is seen for a short period during breeding season in western birds. It is duller in eastern birds. Juveniles are brown with a white face, foreneck, and breast.
Like all cormorants, the Double-crested dives to find its prey. It eats mainly fish, but also amphibians, crustaceans. This bird swims low in the water, often with just its neck and head visible, and dives from the surface. They use their feet for propulsion and are able to dive from 5-25 feet for 30-70 seconds.
After diving, these birds spend long periods standing with wings outstretched to allow them to dry, since they are not fully waterproofed. They fly low over the water, with their bills tilted slightly upward. They sometimes leaving their colony in long, single-file lines.
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 170mm
Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2500 sec - F/4.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached

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Hi Sebnem!
It's wonderful photo. Superb details, great green eye ;-)

Clear sharp shot! good crop/composition. Hotspots in white feather though, nevertheless an excellent effort.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-24 4:30]

Greetings Sebnem. This is a great portrait. Lovely details and those eyes are great. I think the details are very good all over. The white patch is a little burnt but not too bad. Very good work.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-24 4:33]

Hi Sebnem, a black beauty all right! Nice shot, sharpness, clarity, DOF and details are excellent... very well captured, thanks for sharing

Hello şebnem!
Very nice portrait.Details,green eyes are wonderful.White feathers are overexposed but I liked this work very much.
Thanks for sharing.

Very good picture, Sebnem.
Great details, good exposure, nice colours and well composed.
Very well done.

Hi Sebnem, a fine well detailed close up portrait of this bird. A shame that the white feathers have burnt out slightly, still a fine though and I like the little catchlight in the eye.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-24 6:03]

A very nice portrait shot Sebnem,
Excellent composition and very nice detail.
The eye detail and colour is especially nice,great oof background too.
A great capture,well done.

Very nice profile Sebnem! Excellent details, sharpness and colors..The green eyes of the cormorant always semm to grab ya, Very well done!

Very nice portrait,sharpness,details,lighting.TFS!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-24 9:45]

Green eye beauty!!!Nice portrait.

Beautiful green eye. Details are very good. Nice portrait.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-24 10:55]
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I see only one eye so I can't tell that the other is also green ;-) Just kidding! Great portrait Sebnem, details and composition is perfect, green eye made the picture!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-24 14:45]

Hi Sebnem, very good shot I think. You know the nits better than me:)
Very clear details and nice composition (a wee-bit tight maybe). Very lovely eyes.
Very good work.
We have a Yahoo group called "flamingoo" that we share pictures, like to invite you there.

Great shot Sebnem!
Perfect POV and compostion, superb details and quite good light.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Nice shot Sebnem,
That green eye is stunning. Good sharp detail and sharpness.
I hope your feeling happier now, I would be with a grat shot like this.
Thanks for posting Sebnem.

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  • joan (373)
  • [2005-05-24 16:34]

An example of fotografica quality and execution. Etorno habilmente conjugated and exceptional neatness. My more sincere enhorabuena. Joan

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-24 19:39]

Indeed, Sebnem, a black beauty. I do enjoy these birds.

Once more, you did an excellent job.

A great mug shot with great green eye.

Congratulations, Sebnem.

Cool portrait, I think you were lucky to be able to getthat close to the cormorant. Perhaps a bit of work in photoshop could remove the overexposed, but its not too bad.
I like the green eye and the sharpness.

Good strong detail, excellent eye contact, and the beak is very clear and detailed. For not being in the mood you did pull off and excellent shot.

Hayvan portrelerinde oldukca başarılı çalışmalarınız var.Bu çalışmada bir örneği.Netlik bakış ve keskinlik hoş.Tebrikler..

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-25 3:47]

Très beau portrait photographique pour cet oiseau aux beaux yeux verts. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté dans le plumage.
Wonderful & interesting !

Excellent closeup Sebnem. Lots of detail. You even have the catchlight in the eye. Very god work. Thanks.

Outstanding shot, Sebnem! Perfect sharpness and Dof, superb Pov.
The white feathers are OE but I still love it.
Well cropped, stunning bird.
Excellent work Subnem, well done!

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-05-25 13:09]

Good portrait. Very clear and sharp. I like the colors and the position of the animal. Nice shot

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-25 21:51]

Hello Sebnem.
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing this beautifull cormorant. What an eye!

You were very close to get these details. Lovely capture. Very well done.

I know for a fact that your view on this menace will change. It's a nasty, and you'll find out quicker then you think.

Excelent shot and well composed with fine details.


very good photo, but I guess it is not double crested cormorant (P.auritus), it is a cormorant (P.carbo).
I think, you can not find P.auritus in Turkey ;)

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-05-26 14:53]
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merhaba çok hoş bir fotoğraf.. detaylar çok iyi.. ancak tür adı yazılırken bir hata olmuş. kulaklı karabatak Tr'de olmayan bir tür. Burdaki avrupada ve tr'de en yaygın görülen "karabatak - phalacrocorax carbo"..
kulaklı karabatağın türkiyeden kaydı yok..

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-28 7:11]

Hello Sebnem!
yet another beauty.
Well controlled exposure and good colour and detail, very nice :-)


Beautiful close-up, Sebnem. Not always easy to catch these so close, but here, with these outstanding details, it makes it a great portrait. We have only the great cormorant where I live, so this is very interesting to see another one here. Very well done.

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-06-05 12:25]

Hi Sebnem,great picture,very crisp.I hope to buy a nice zoom lens soon so i can get closer to the action. I see these birds regular and thanks to your informative notes have a better knowledge of them. Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-06 4:19]

Sebnum I missed this one - he's a beauty, isn't he? What an excellent portrait of this green-eyed Cormorant. So sharp and clear. Well composed and very well shown. Thank you.

hello:) I dont know when I will do similar photo like ur:) I am happy that I am able to admire it:)



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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-04 21:44]

Hi Sebnem.
Very nice close-up,Colors,contrast and lighting are wonderful.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-12-15 22:56]
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Olho verde...!! Muito boa composição. Nitidez, cores e o fundo ficou muito bom!
Muito bom trabalho.
Green eyes...!! Very good composition. Clearness, colors and the bottom was very good!
Very good work.

Excellent capture of this cormorant the details are fantastic. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Hope that you have a Happy New Year Sebnem ! :)

Hello Sebnem,
Black Beauty is looking good - with his green eye. Not as good as you 20D EF-L posts but with focus on nose and eye still a BIG smile
from me. TFS Thomas

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-11 13:17]

You must be very quiet, how do you get so close? Wonderful ... TFS


Bonjour Sebnem

Il est très joli ce portrait,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes belle composition
Au revoiret merci ....JP

You are so good at these macro shots!
Great details, and sharpness, lovely colors!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-05-19 1:09]

selam dew
portre icin guzel bir yerden kesilmis. basarili bir arka plan. pov, dof, renkler, netlik, kontrast harika. gaga ve gozlerdeki renk ve detay muthis. not da bilgilendirici. eline saglik

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-16 16:48]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent portrait. Great sharp details with good exposed colours. Also good lighting and POV. Well done and TFS.

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent capture. Eye is very special. Nice blurred background.
Annick Vanderschelden

Merhaba Sebnem,
Superb close up shot of this pretty cormorant, especially -as you mentioned- its beautiful green eye. Great natural colors. Sharp and neat. Excellently done.

Ben Lakitan

Black beauty is right.
This one is, IS beautiful.
Love your notes. So educative.
Those eyes !!!
Best regards,

Merhaba Sebnem nice work I find it very difficult to get so close to Cormorants well done with this and so much detail as always well composed and awsome catch. Tebrikler selamlar Necip.

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