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Copyright: ibrahim erden (bismarck) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 33] (408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF NIKKOR 70-300MM 1:4-5.6G
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 15:01
Viewed: 2626
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cormorants are those big, black, rather ugly birds which you often see standing upright on a post, tree or rock with their wings held out to dry. Apart from divers which are smaller with shorter, fatter necks, more gentle heads and less brutish bills, Cormorants could only be mistaken for the smaller but closely related Shags. In summer Cormorants are easily distinguished by conspicuous white patches on their throats and thighs. In winter though you have to rely on differences in shape since Cormorants have a bigger, more triangular head, a flatter crown and more massive bill. Diagnostically the bare yellowish skin around a Cormorant's bill extends around its eye. Juveniles are browner and, unlike young Shags, have a variable amount of white on their bellies. In flight, Cormorants resemble geese but have long diamond shaped tails and tend to fly much higher above the water than Shags.


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Hello Ibrahin.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-30 16:26]

Merhaba Ibrahim Bey,
Renkler ve kompozisyon cok guzel olmus,ozellikle tuylerdeki su damlaciklarini cok begendim. Kadraj seciminizde alttan belki biraz daha bosluk birakilabilirdi. Elinize saglik.

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