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Great cormorant

Great cormorant
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus SP560uz, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-15 0:58
Viewed: 4323
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note


Information on this species was given in a previous post. See Here
Additional facts on cormorants food can be found in attached workshop. See Here. I show a fish left over by cormorants and covered with typical wounds.


Conditions for shooting were excellent. Light was soft thanks to the grey sky and from the reflection on the snow and water below. Weather was so cold that the bird was willing to make a move only if very necessary. So he let me come very close. I could choose the angle of approach so that I had no counterlight.
I had only 2 shots at this small distance. Once you shoot and don’t approach anymore you’re supposed to be able to make hundreds of shots easily. But a boat came and scared him away.


3264x2448 pixels
Camera Olympus SP-560-UZ
focal length 84 mm
1/100 sec.
ISO 50
11/1/2009 11:39 AM

Thanks for looking J


anel, valy67, Miss_Piggy, maurydv, MMM, Alex99, rcrick, boreocypriensis, M_Detay, xramm has marked this note useful
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Quel oeil jean Marie, le sien superbe, mais aussi le tien !!
Bien joué

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-15 5:26]

Bonjour Jean-Marie,
Magnifique portrait de cormoran. La netteté est au top, la lumière très bien gérée, les couleurs d'une grande beauté. Les détails du plumage sont splendides. L'oeil vert de l'oiseau tout à fait étonnant.
Très beau travail!
Un grand merci

hello Jean marie
GREAT shot
beautiful colours and very good sharpness
i like the picture very mutch
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-15 10:48]

Hello JeanMarie,
A first class photo in perfect sharpness an details. The green eye is amazing. Splendid colours. Beautiful composition, POV and DOF. Great OOF BG.
Outstanding quality! This photo deserves more attention.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-15 14:49]

Bonjour Jean-Marie !
Qu'elle est belle, cette photo ! Non seulement l'oiseau est très beau, avec sa 'huppe' noire à l'arrière de la terre, mais la photo est également d'une qualité exceptionnelle - les détails, les couleurs, la composition, l'arrière-plan, la pose de l'oiseau, j'aime tout sur cette photo. Félicitations !

Hello JeanMarie,
Good focus and depth of field. Precise moment.
Easy bird to approach. At least in parks and zoos.

Hello JeanMarie,
Beautiful portrait of this Cormorant.
Excellent detail in the eye.
Good plumage detail too.
Very nice work.
TFS and cheers,

Hallo JeanMarie
Great Cormorant – Great image – Great detail.
This is a lovely, well detailed, well presented and really colourful image. You have photographed this Cormorant with great clarity. The colour of the eye is stunning and the detail of the plumage is like a piece of artwork. The patterns and markings are truly unique and special. The wetty appearance of the head feathers adds extra charm to this lovely bird, which is seen so well in this portrait. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

wow , amazing portrait Jean Marie !
perfect sharp and wonderful colours , very clear details , beautiful colours and good light ,
well done !

Hi Jean Marie,

Excellent work.
I posted a shot of three cormorants on trekearth. But this shot is definitely a better more(close up)one. I will do more my best to sneak a bit closer too.


Hello JeanMarie,
Beautiful portrait, perfect sharp and wonderful colours! I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

Ciao JeanMarie,
très beau portrait de Grand Cormoran, extraordinaire netteté; j'adore la jolie attitude de l'oiseau; les couleurs, la composition et l'arrière-plan sont au top.
Merci et mes compliments.

Bonjour Jean-Marie,
Quel beau portrait de cet oiseau que j'ai déjà vu mais que je n'ai jamais pu approcher. Les détails sont excellent et son oeil vert est magnifique. La photo et les notes en WS sont bien intéressants. Bien vu et merci!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-08 11:15]

Hi Jean Marie,,
a well compOsed image with great details and excellent DOF, you have cuaght the detail of the feathers markings wonderfully.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-09 6:48]

Salut Jean Marie
Excelelnt protrait du cormorant.Image bien en focus avec de bon detail.J'aime bien le reflet de lumiere dans l.oeil
Merci Michel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-13 10:45]

Hi JeanMarie.
Simply outstanding is all respects picture of an amazing bird. Its pose is very cute and quality of the reproduction of all charming features of the bird is the highest. Feather reproduction, exactness of colours as well as sharpness are ultimate. BG is so superb as main photo model and composition of the shot is blameless too. Bravo. Great work. TFS.

Ciao Jean-Marie, fantastic portrait of beautiful cormorant with splendid eye, wonderful colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Jean Marie,

Many thanks for the feedback its really appreciated, I might be mistaken but I think this is the first time I've seen your work, excellent gallery, this is a wonderful image.

Superb detail with stunning colours, excellent eye detail, wonderful light, keep up the great work, many thanks,

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Jean Marie.

Excellent image portrait. nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi JM,
An awesome portrait capture of this beautiful cormorant with lovely pose, excellent clarity and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

Salut Jean Marie
Excellent capture, nice shot, well composed.
Well done.

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