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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 12:52
Viewed: 3075
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Florida CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax Uaritus Floridanus)
Double crested Cormorant.
The Double-crested Cormorant swims low in the water, often with just its neck and head visible, and dives from the surface. It uses its feet for propulsion and is able to dive to a depth of 1.57.5 m (525 feet) for 3070 seconds. After diving, it spends long periods standing with its wings outstretched to allow them to dry, since they are not fully waterproofed. This species flies low over the water, with its bill tilted slightly upward, sometimes leaving the colony in long, single-file lines.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-04-28 13:34]

what a terrific "drying"-pose, excellent shot,
the light shining on and/or through the feathers is awesome,
just the stone looks a little bit distractingly bright.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-04-29 22:07]

Great detail. None of my photos of cormorants ever turn out very well. A very fine photo.
Jim

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