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~Fishing Great Cormorant~


~Fishing Great Cormorant~
Photo Information
Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 7:35
Viewed: 2938
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this guy yesterday while we were at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. He was diving for fish, quite stealthy about it. I was amazed how bejeweled his eye was as he looked at me. A little different today I hope you all like him! Take care and have a wonderful day. I'll be be back tonight, busy homeschooling day here.

Many fishermen see in the Great Cormorant a competitor for fish. Because of this it was nearly hunted to extinction in the past. Thanks to conservation efforts its numbers increased. At the moment there are about 450,000 breeding birds in Western Europe. Chinese fishermen sometimes tie fishing line around the throats of cormorants, tight enough to prevent swallowing, and deploy them from small boats. The cormorants "eat" fish without being able to fully swallow them, and the fishermen are able to retrieve the fish simply by forcing open the cormorants' mouths, apparently engaging the regurgitation reflex.

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Hello Angela.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-23 7:42]

Hi Angela,

they do have beautiful eyes don't they? Well captured, you retained the detail in his dark body very well. Thanks for sharing...

Paul

Hi Angela,
Great capture. I have tried taking photos of cormorants but with little success. All my attempts come out solid black with little or no detail. Fantastic color and detail. Well done. TFS
Jim

selam angela; nice shot of this cormorant, splendid colours , nice pov, well composed shot, very nice bg and details
tfs & regards
ridvan

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-04-23 9:55]

Hello Angelo,

The sharpness and the colors are really good. TFS.

Christian

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-23 10:47]

Hi Ange,

The water is so beautiful!!! Lovely Cormorant with marvelous colors and details. Great eye contact too.

Jane

Hi Ange,
Great capture of this moving Great Cormorant. Spot on sharpness and exposure. The image is crisp clear and well seen. Very well done and tfs.
JC

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-23 12:09]

Hi Ange

Great eye - good composition, DOF and colours.

James

Hi Angela,
Nice shot.
They are always so deep in the water. You might think they are sinking.
Great colours; very strong and vivid.
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-23 14:48]

Hi Angela
Very good picture.Nice details in the feathers.I also like the light in the eye.Nice BG and POV
TFS Michel

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-23 17:05]

Hi Ange
I love the pretty eyes , the slight orange tinge below and the curve of beak...and it loks so much realistic...the water and its texture is also so much interesting.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Angela,
Very nice clear shot with great detail in the black plumage, sometimes a hard feat to achieve. The water came out really nice as well. :)

Hi Angela,
superb capture of the Cormorant with good focus and colour.The orange and the blue of the eye really are something else. Tfs. Bob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-23 22:42]

Hello Angela

The eye is like a jewel.Wonderful sharp focus and details.The lighting is very well done,and the colours are deep and well saturated.Excellent shot.TFS

Rob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-23 22:54]

Hello Ange,
Sorry not well today, Amazing blue eye, your focus has given us a sharp well detailed image with great colors.
Rick

Hello Angela , perfect colors , specially I love eye color . TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-24 4:29]

Angle,a
Wonderful image and very good details and great background. Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-24 5:25]

Hi Angela

What a lovely cormorant shot taken with the S2 :) How close were you from the guy?
Anyway, you are very right...his eyes are indeed magnificent!!! The small spots around them give special interest to that area and that's what makes this such a splendid capture!
I also like the fact that entire bird is in full focus and is presented with razor-sharp details!
Very beautiful composition!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Bonjour Angela
C'est vraiment très pécial de voir cet oeil d'émeraude certie de diamants.Très jolis détails et les contrastes sont bons
Bravo et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

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