What a difference a wing makes?
Goodness! Selene, How close do you get to them for these shots?Superb image showing the differences in the wings.The details are immaculate and wonderfully clear.Notes add real value to your shots.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers
- egeerhan (10)
- [2007-06-12 4:40]
Açıklayıcı bilgileri ile güzel bir sunum olmuş ayrıca meraklı gri balıkçıla bayıldım.Ellerine sağlık Selen
a striking comparison you've shown us here, showing how isolation and lack of certain influences can effect the development of a whole species. I take it you've read The Origin Of Species, having been here??
Both shots are great and compliment each other very well. I too particularly like the Grey Heron :o)
very well done, an interesting post.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-06-12 6:22]
Açıklayacı not la birlikte çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Alt fotografın köşesindeki balıkçıl çok hoş duruyor.Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık!
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-06-12 6:24]
Preciosas las imágenes que nos presentas, excelente la comparativa de las alas, muy completa la nota. Saludos
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-06-12 7:35]
Fantastic - I never knew that there was such a thing like a flightless Cormorant! Good captures and the curious Heron is the icing on the cake! Funny! Thanks! :)
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-06-12 9:11]
Maybe not the best capture you made but great document with very interisting note.
That is what TN is for
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2007-06-12 9:14]
Thats amazing Selen.
I'd never heard of a Flightless Cormorant.
A great buddy for our Kiwi ... oh, and Kakapo.
A very interesting post.
Great captures and notes.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-06-12 9:27]
This is a very fine contribution to TN, showing us how degenerated the wings of a Flightless Galapagos Cormorant are compared to those of the Great Cormorant. Both shots are of high quality in my opinion.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-06-12 13:29]
Very interesting to be able to compare the two species in these two very fine captures!
The Flightless one looks rather pathetic while the others look so proud and beautiful drying their wings. Excellent DOF and sharp details and fine colours. I like the compositions too.
TFS and all the best, Ulla
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-06-12 13:58]
A great and informative posting. Very good detail etc. I like the 'punk' heron!!!
These were my favourite Galapagos creature - but then I am a bit weird!
- Kaszek (1451)
- [2007-06-12 17:09]
Superb document and comparizon.
Very interesting post.
Thank you for sharing.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-06-12 19:07]
Merhaba Selen hanım,
çok güzel bir karşılaştırma. çekim olarak her zamanki gibi mükemmel. "bonus" dediğiniz gri balıkçıl da pek hoş olmuş. fotoğrafçının meraklısı çok olur:) verdiğiniz bilgiler çok güzel. elinize sağlık, selamlar
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-06-12 22:14]
nice capture, well composed shot, good comparision,
tfs & regards
- takos1 (2607)
- [2007-06-13 4:50]
bell'insieme di uccelli, ottimi i dettagli!
- delic (898)
- [2007-06-16 16:24]
A fine fine study of the two cormorant species in similar action. Both look sharp enough to me even at this size, so no worries there. That little intruder on the corner reminded me of the cartoon character, "the Roadrunner".
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-12-09 4:51]
An excellent idea to present the famous Flightless Cormorant together with a "normal" bird.
Somehow, one cannot help but feel sorry, when one sees for the first time these "moth-eaten" birds, which is of course stupid, because they are as happy as all the other creatures in the Galapagos!
It is very difficult to take a photo under the circumstances: the grey lava "swallows" the grey bird, and the reflection of the sun on the water makes exposure a hazard.
You produced an interesting, good photo - well done.
Have a nice afternoon,