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White-Breasted Cormorant1

White-Breasted Cormorant1
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-02 9:47
Viewed: 3234
Points: 2
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Phalacrocorax lucidus

Cormorants make their homes in shoal-water (coasts, lakes, rivers and swamps).

Something smells fishy: Diet consists almost entirely of fish and crustaceans.

Love us: The white-breasted cormorant is the largest of the species. Mostly black with green or blue gloss. Head, cheeks and chin have brown-tipped white feathers. Upper throat and sides of neck are a mixture of whitish, brownish and blackish blue.

Life-force: 5 to 6 years.

The stork delivers cormorant eggs laid at one to three day intervals. Incubation lasts about 28 days.

Some info: Though often seen singly, they are essentially gregarious. Rarely do they exhibit cooperative fishing like the double-crested cormorant. Usually seek prey near bottom in five or fewer fathoms of water. Their dives have lasted up to 71 seconds but they usually only stay under for 20 to 30 seconds.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-02 11:23]

Hi Hwee,
This is a nice shot, a good composition. Great detail, colours and exposure, great DOF to defocus the water. good light too. Nice work.

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