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Little Cormorant

Little Cormorant
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-28 6:11
Viewed: 1439
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Cormorant(Microcarbo niger) is about 50 centimetres (20 in) long and only slightly smaller than the Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis). The Indian Cormorant has a narrower and longer bill with ends in a prominent hook tip, blue iris and a more pointed head profile. The breeding adult bird has a glistening all black plumage with some white spots and filoplumes on the face. There is also a short crest on the back of the head. The eyes, gular skin and face are dark. In the non-breeding bird or juvenile, the plumage is brownish and the bill and gular skin can appear more fleshy. The crest becomes inconspicuous and a small and well-marked white patch on the throat is sometimes visible. The Little Cormorant is found across India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and lowland Nepal. It is also found in parts of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia.

It is in non-breeding plumage. Note whitish throat patch and brownish plumage.
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Namaskar Samiran da

Not the typical cormorant pose , but this tree top perch surely makes for a simple and nice composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-28 7:24]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent composition of this Little Cormorant in great sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

hallo Samiran
very nice composition and good details
the colours are very good
thanks greeting lou

hallo Samiran
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色漂亮 姿式很新奇
這個角度很棒 照鳥有另一種詮釋 很美麗
光線亮麗 發現你最近的PO的鳥圖都很特別
很漂亮也很獨特 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Samiran,
Beautiful capture with fine details and excellent composition.

Ciao Samiran, lovely composition with beautiful cormorant, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-28 11:32]

Hi Samiran.Very nice imposing perspective,a great capture of this cormorant,a beautiful composition and excellent quality despite the distance.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-28 15:59]

Hello Samiran,
A perfectly captured image of this Cormorant perched in a Locust tree. The exposure is superb, as every feather can be seen in fine detail. I really like it's pose, especially the way it has it's tail fanned out.
We have a lot of cormorants here in the upper region of Ohio around Lake Erie. There is one particular island that is a bird sanctuary which actually has way too many of them. Their excrement is causing the trees and vegetation to die.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-28 16:28]

Elegant composition, aesthetics reminds me of ancient Chinese watercolors.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-29 0:58]

Hello Samiran,
a beautiful noir bird,nice picture,regards..

Hi Samiran,
Very nice capture of this Little Cormorant perching on a branch! I've seen this bird at the zoo, but never seen it in the wild. Excellent sharp details, gorgeous composition, fabulous lighting,and brilliant natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice weekend!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-29 6:39]

The viewpoint and pose are interesting...good capture. This will look great in b&w too. tfs.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-01 15:13]

Hola Samiran , que hermosa foto de una especie que no conocía, me gusta mucho la composición, la percha, el ambienta natural y el fondo celeste...saludos.

Hello Samiran

Excellent photo of the Little Cormorant, with very fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, excellent details of the dark plumage, TFS


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