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Cormorant &Fish

Cormorant &Fish
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-16 23:45
Viewed: 3411
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The image could have been sharper, but distance was a bit of issue.That and a shaky old wood swing bridge I was on.
Still with February images, but slowly trying to find new material for March.With weather being so rainy, I find myself getting out of practice.
Thanks for the continued support, even in my times of absence.

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This is fine Doug,considering the conditions you describe.
A great moment captured with impeccable timing.
Very nice work actually.
well done.

Beautiful capture for you aswell as the cormorant Doug.
Love the composition with the trail in the water.
Most wonderful details and reflection on the water surface.
Only thing I would personally have changed is a small crop of top to get as much space above the cormorant as there is on the lower side, but that's just my opinion ofcourse.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-17 10:06]

Hi Doug.
What a great scene and picture. I like it so much. Timing is fantastic as well as the composition of the image. Mirror reflection of the water of all scene is looked perfectly. Well done. My congratulations.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-17 19:22]

Hello Doug

Super catch...cormorant too!
The reflection is beautiful,and the colours are vibrant.
Nicely composed with sharp focus and detail.


hello Doug

2 great captures, one from the cormorant and the other from you,
excellent POV and framing, i love that wave line finishing by the
cormorant and his reflection on the water, TFS


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-17 23:46]

Hi Doug,
It's like a mirror effect :o) I liked your timing, the pose you captured and the color tones. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Doug,
Even from a distance, the result is interesting and this is a good action shot. I like this composition and superb reflection. This is well seen with good timing. Thanks,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-19 6:40]

Great capture Doug, taken just at the right moment. Well seen and well done, thanks!


Hello doug,
very nice shot, good composition and pov, nice colors and good etails, very good sharpness and lovely light, excellent timing.

Wonderful mirror image in the water, great lines and sleekness to the overall feel of the shot. PERFECT TIMING!

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-04-11 19:29]

Hi doug,

What a great timing you had to capture this action shot. Good focus and I really like the reflection in the water and mostly all these little drops coming down. Beautiful effect and it adds so much to your image!
Good job!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-04-21 3:21]

I took similar photos last week - my cormorant caught a baby flounder - I thought it was a leaf until I saw the photo on my PC.
Good capture Doug - it isn't easy getting them into focus as they move so quickly.
The reflections and water drops have come out really well too,

Hi Doug
Very good action picture. I'm always amazed by this kind of job :)
I like the POV showing the trace on water after the cormorant. And also I like the reflection on the water.
Sharpness is not bad and colours are nice too.
Thanks for showing

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