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Cormorant


Cormorant
Photo Information
Copyright: Juan Aguero (juanka) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 44] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 8:44
Viewed: 3317
Points: 6
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Physical Description:

Cormorants are large birds (70 to 90 cm in length, 1.2 to 2.5 kg) with dark brown or black plumage that has a dull greenish or bronze sheen. They have lean bodies, long necks and relatively short wings. They have long beaks with a hooked upper mandible and bright orange-yellow skin that covers the face, throat and base of the bill. Their black feet are webbed feet and found on short legs, and their tails are wedge-shaped. During the breeding season, double-crested cormorants have two curly black crests on their heads, blue eyelids, a dusky bill and orange on the throat sac and lores. In the winter, adults lack the crests, show no blue on eyelids, have a yellow bill with red on gular sac, and yellow behind the ocher.

Males are slightly bigger than females. Juveniles are much duller in color than adults. They are usually dark brown with grayish or whitish coloring underneath. (Pearson 1936)

There are five subspecies of double-crested cormorants. These subspecies are differentiated by size and the color and shape of their crests. (Hatch and Weseloh, 1999; Pearson, 1936)

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Hola Juan,
Muy buen reatrato de este pájaro.
Con el POV que usaste conseguiste obtener unos detalles maravillosos, en especial de la textura del pico, se ve incríble y perfectamente enfocado.
El plumaje también se puede apreciar con muy buenos detalles.
La abertura utilizada funciona muy bien, pues el fondo está integrado a la escena sin interferir con el sujeto.
Impresionante el detalle del ojo, parece una incrustación de esmeralda.
La composicón es bastante buena.
Felicitaciones y gracias por compartirla,
JM

Hi Juan,
Good colors and details displayed here..
TFS
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Hi Juan

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail and nicely saturated colour. :-)

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