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Coromorant catches a fish - single

Coromorant catches a fish - single
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM+1.4xTC
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-16 18:36
Viewed: 996
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A larger view of the cormorant juggling the fish it caught until it could point it into is beak and swallow it.

See https://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/United_States/South/Maryland/Conowigo/photo310215.htm

for a collage showing the full series.


The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-10-16 19:12]

Hello Alan,
Great action shot as the cormorant is about to swallow its meal. Perfect timing to catch the fish in mid air like this.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-10-17 2:20]

Hi Alan,this time a full view of this impressive moment,what a timing and what a big fish for the dinner of the cormorant,magnificent shot,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2017-10-20 21:26]

Great moment, well captured.
You need a lot of patience and luck.


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