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Copyright: Lotti Sidwell (hippoduck) (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11.3, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-27 16:52
Viewed: 3213
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Cormorant. He was posing for me!

A Cormorant is a sea bird that resides in most of the shores around the world. It is an excellent fishing bird and its success can be attributed to its remarkable fishing abilities.It can dive up to 400 feet underwater and has a great sense of sight underwater.

It can remain a minute underwater and uses its webbed feet to navigate. Its one of the few birds that can move their eyes!Since these birds are good at fishing , humans have exploited their ability and a technique called cormorant fishing has been in practice for ages. A fisherman ties a snare to the neck of a cormorant and lets it hunt for fishes. It can swallow the smaller fishes but a larger fish cant be swallowed in due to the snare. Then the fisherman pulls the bird up and makes it spit the fish thatís stuck in its mouth. This method of fishing is getting less prevalent these days owing to the modern techniques that guarantee a higher rate of success.

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Very interesting information, and a very lovely photo.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-27 18:56]

Hello Lotti,
A fine image of a Double-crested Cormorant sunning itself. Lotti if you could make your images a bit bigger that would be great, we are allowed 800 pixels. Your note is great information too. Thanks for posting this nice image Lotti.

Hi Lotti
a fine picture of this cormorant posing well
I would suggest not to center the main subject but to leave a bit more space at the right (line of view)

Nice pose and natural environment Lotti, great shot :)

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