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Phalacrocorax gaimardi III

Phalacrocorax gaimardi III
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 11:57
Viewed: 4777
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phalacrocorax gaimardi occurs on the coasts of southern South America: 13,000-15,000 breeding birds in the Pacific from Isla Foca, Peru, to Punta Elefante, Peninsula de Taitao, Chile; and 1,600-1,800 birds in the Atlantic from Bahia Sanguinetto to the Monte León National Park, Santa Cruz province and occasionally to the strait of Magellan, Argentina. Populations have declined, particularly in Peru. A series of surveys in Peru in 1999-2000 estimated the population to number 1,518-2,082 birds, and reported declines of up to 97.9% (3,229 to 69 birds) at ten localities in northern and central Peru between 1968 and 1999-2000, declines of 97.6% (2,230 to 54 birds) in the Chinchas and Ballestas islands between 1978 and 1999-2000, and declines of 72.6% (580 to 159 birds) at eight southern localities between the first half of the 1990s and 1999-2000. In Chile, surveys during 1998-2000 produced an estimate of 5,018-5,218 breeding pairs. Although El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events may have led to distributional changes (with southern regions having become particularly important for the species), the population declines reported in Peru do not seem to have been mirrored in Chile3. The main colonies in Argentina are concentrated along the coast of Santa Cruz (Puerto Deseado and Santa Cruz ), where coastal development is increasing rapidly. During the last 10 years the Argentinean breeding population has declined by 18% but the causes are unknown. The world population is now estimated at 30,000 individuals. Continued population declines may lead to this species being uplisted to Vulnerable. Native: Argentina; Chile; Peru

IUCN Information source

This photo is taken in Isla de Chiloé, Region de Los Lagos, Chile.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-30 12:01]

Hi Ferran,
Very nice catch. This reminds us that autumn and the birds they came looking for new areas where it is warmer.
I love how you presented it captures. I must admit that it is not easy to photograph it.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-30 12:27]

Super capture Ferran, excellent POV. Well done, TFS.
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-30 22:00]

Hello Ferran,
A fine, well panned in -flight of this rare species of Cormorant, P. gaimardi, these three being taken with fine sharpness, colours and lighting with excellent contrast against the blue water.
Thanks and best regards,

nice triplet, greetings Ori

Hola Ferran! Three musqueteers! Amazing flight. Dynamic composition. Perfect shot. Well done!

Hola Ferran,
che fantastica immagine di questi Cormorani in volo radente, eccellenti POV e composizione con un bellissimo contrasto di colore contro lo sfondo blù dell'acqua, ottima anche la nitidezza.
Grazie e complimenti

hello Ferran

excellent in-flight photos of this species of Cormorant,
fine POV, DOF, superb focus great sharpness and details,
excellent contrast and luminosity, TFS


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-10-01 22:37]

Hello Ferran !
I have seen these birds many times, but it's the first time I see them flying. I love how you have frozen them with such perfect sharpness, in great poses, and the vivid blue water makes a fantastic BG. The picture is also very nicely composed. Very well done !

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