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Phalacrocorax carbo

Phalacrocorax carbo
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 4:52
Viewed: 1789
Points: 38
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Graet Cormorant
Cormoran commun

Order: Suliformes
Wingspan: 120-160cm
Habitat: close t o lakes and rivers
Distribution: widespread all over the world, mainly in the northern hemisphere

Many fishermen see in the Great Cormorant a competitor for fish. Because of this it was nearly hunted to extinction in the past. Thanks to conservation efforts its numbers increased. At the moment there are about 1.2 million birds in Europe (based on winter counts; late summer counts would show higher numbers). Increasing populations have once again brought the cormorant into conflict with fisheries. (Wikipedia)

Fisherman around here are not happy either about the increasing Cormorant population. These bird were very seldom 20 years ago and now they are quite numerous , even in town, close to the river Aar.

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Hello Anne,

Hope life is good down there. Indeed a wonderful shot of this Great Cormorant, beautifully focused and clear and what looks wonderful besides the bird in this shot is the crystal clear water making some lovely patterns of its own. A great shot in every way. Thanks a lot for sharing something invaluable from your lovely collection of photos. Take care.

warm regards/Abid

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-13 5:41]

Good viewpoint to get this cormorant drying its wings...fine composition too. tfs.

Bonjour Anne

Malgré le POV en plongé c'est une belle photo avec cette pose
du Cormorant pour nous montrer les détails de son plumage foncé, TFS


Hello Anne,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色非常的藍色 藍的鮮豔華麗
光線亮麗 翅膀展開 有著不同層次感的美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-13 8:05]

Hello Anne,
In this photo the background is as beautiful as the cormorant. Splendid colours in great sharpness. Nice to see the cormorant in its typical drying pose. Fantastic composition.

Hi Anne,
beautiful and interesting photo of the bird. Excellent pose. Amazing colours. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Anne
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2014-01-13 9:07]

Merhaba Anne,
Graet Cormorant çok güzel poz vermiş, çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş.Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla.

Ciao Anne, great capture of lovely cormorant in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne,
Beautiful picture of this Cormorant.Naturally we capture this species frontal or side view,but you walked different way here and showed us beautiful details and glossy plumage on its back.Nice attractive colour with good sharpness.So credit goes to you.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-13 11:05]

Hi Anne,
Nice colours good composition and details.
Perfect shot,as a statue in Rio.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-13 11:09]

It is a true picture to teaching, Anne. You've captured so well the structure of the plumage of the wings of this cormorant, that would be a perfect model, for those who draw wildlife. A big hug for you.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-13 15:21]

Salut Anne,il semble une statue,quelle position des ailes,vraiment magnifique cette capture,tu as eu la chance mais aussi le tempisme parfaicte pour en profiter,qualite' tres haute aussi malgre' la difficile lumiere.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Anne,
This is amazing behavirol. Well done.

Hi Anne!
Lovely shot of this Cormorant with opened wings. Good sharpness and details; water ripples are adding beauty to your shot. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Beautiful scene Anne! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

Great time here Anne! Rzor details and sharp against the BG in movement. So interesting.


Hello Anne
BG pattern is very interesting.
Open wing Great Cormorant is splendid.
Perfect colour and sharpness,
Best wishes,

Liebe Anne,
wunderbar monumentales Portrait eines Kormorans in sehr bestimmer, klarer Komposition mit delikat passendem Hintergrund von Reflexen einer fein gewellten Wasseroberfläche des Flusses, wohl nicht weit von Deinem Zuhause in Bern angetroffen.
Auch bei uns breiten sich Kormorane wieder erfreulich aus, da man sie neuerdings in Ruhe lässt. Und sie scheinen bei uns auch zu überwintern, konnten im Dezember an der Donau bei Wien noch viele von ihnen beobachten.
Mit Dank und herzlichem Gruss,

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