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Perched Cormorant

Perched Cormorant
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-24 23:03
Viewed: 3207
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These cormorants can sit for eternity it seems at one location. Normally I can get fairly close to these in other locations, but at this one they are skittish and take off quite fast, so I have to be ready.
I've done the wiki on the bird previously, so no need for that. The next shot is this bird flying off the stump.
Thanks for all your critiques and comments.
Have a nice week.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-25 10:25]

Hi Doug.
Wonderful scene with beautiful cormorant and so nice old moldering trunk. I also like excellent lighting, natural colours and strong vertical composition of the shot. My best wishes and TFS.

Hi Doug,
This is a nice bird that I don't see often. You caught him in a typical pose with good exposure and nice details on his plumage. I like this background and catch light too :) Thanks,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-26 12:02]

Hello Doug

A very good capture of this cormorant.
It looks like a statue sitting up there,and the eye looks like a green gem.
Very good plumage detail and focus is sharp.
Excellent natural colours.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-27 15:10]

Hello Doug, nice shot of the Cormorant! Great pose, well composed and great technique! We can perfectly see the green eye, well done, thanks!


Very nicely composed. Another one of those elegant shots you're known for.
I love the regal expression on the bird's face.

Hi Doug,

Thanks for passing by. I know what it is not having the time and miss all this beautiful images like the one you do show here.
Excellent composition with the Cormorant in a very nice pose on the stump.
Looks like it was posing for you.
Sharpness and exposure are great and due to that feather details are very beautiful.
Wonderful light and blue color tones in the BG against wich the bird does stand out perfectly.
Looking foreward to your next upload with the Cormorant flying off the stump.
Untill than. TFS!!!

Cheers, Harry

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-04 9:10]

Hi Doug,
You've captured a nice pose with fine lighting. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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