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cormorano con preda

cormorano con preda
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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Album [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-14 0:30
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phalacrocorax carbo
Stizostedion lucioperca o/or Perca fluviatilis

Il cormorano è riuscito a mangiare la sua grossa preda e come si vede dalla fotografia ha lanciato il pesce verso l'alto e contemporaneamente ha abbassato testa-collo per faciltare l'ingresso in bocca.
Per favorire un veloce ingoiamento ha esteso poi rapidamente testa-collo verso l'alto. (VEDI WORKSHOP)
Tutta l'azione dal momento della riemersione con la preda al suo completo ingoiamento sarà durata circa 5".
Il cormorano ha raggiunto un posatoio sull'acqua (solitamente usato nelle pause per asciugare le penne) e si notava un gozzo molto evidente.
Dopo una quindicina di minuti si è allontanato in coppia con un altro cormorano.

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Hi Maurizio,
Today My Neighbour:-). Anather splendid capture of this beautiful Phalacrocorax showing its feeding my friend! Great Capture! TFS.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-14 2:41]

Hi. This is a very good timming on you part. he has a large fish to eat. great detail and colours. its always amasing when you see the size of fish they eat. well doen TFS.

cavolo che meraviglia sdi scatto d'azione!!!
davvero una foto mneravigliosa e nitidissima!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-14 3:46]

Hello Maurizio,
wow thats a mouth full. Wonder how he manged that big catch.
Great action shot, excellent detail and great sharpness.

Ciao Maurizio,
foto stupenda... non ho parole, bravissimo!!!


Ciao Maurizio,
Well, it's so hard to believe this cormorant can swallow that big fish!
Just look at the size, is almost bigger than the bird.
Great timing and proper exposure settings to have this picture done.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-14 6:56]

Ciao Maurizio,
This and the WS images are an incredible display of the ability of a Cormorant to capture and swallow large fish.
This is again a fine action shot and the clarity shows that this is definitely Stizostedion lucioperca.
This is so interesting and well photographed that I am taking it to my favourites.
Thanks for sharing this fine sequence,

Great capture for you and the cormorant Maurizio.
Love the water drops still hanging on the tailof the fish.
Wonderfull clarity and reflections and the saturated colors are beautiful.

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-14 8:36]

Ciao Maurizio,complimenti per l'eccezionale qualita' dello scatto,non un secondo di meno e non uno di piu',colta nell'attimo preciso,per non parlare della perfetta gestione della nitidezza e dei colori,davvero un piccolo capolavoro,complimenti,Luciano

Very hungry apparently!
What a moment!:-)
Well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-14 9:38]

Hi Maurizio,

Wow! Great timing to get this shot with the huge fish in his mouth. Fantastic details - I love the droplets coming from the fish. The wake in the water is wonderful. I liked the workshop too. Great stuff!


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-03-14 10:29]

Ola Maurizio
Belissima foto em um incrivel momento unico, voce fotografou esta ave no exato momento em que ela pescava, a nitidez ficou muito boa e a luminosidade tambem.

Aaah, what an appetite Maurizio, wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes! This is a very succesful capture on predator-prey relationship, also a perfect composition from the viewpoint of aesthetics.
TFS. and cheers,

Amazing shot!! Congratulations,

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-14 14:56]

Incredible shot Maurizio. I knew Cormorants could eat large fish, but I never thought they'd be able to eat one this large. Very good timing on the shots (I liked the workshop as well), excellent composition, excellent sharp detail, with good speed to catch the flying water, and very good colour.

Thanks, John

Nice capture.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-15 4:14]

Bonjour Maurizio,

Bon timing et superbe action.
Bravo et félicitation pour cette belle prise nature.

Very beautiful shot!
Perfectly timed, and very good ISO!

Hi Maurizio,

What a great timing to capture this cormoran in full action and with actually his mouth full!
Wow, so impressive to see how they can eat such a big fish.
Very well done!


hello Maurizio

WOW what a capture, excellent action photo with excellent
timing too shoot it at that moment, i love the reflection on the water



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-15 16:34]

Hello Maurizio,
This is outstanding, the image is sharp the action well frozen and great color. I can not believe he is shallowing that whole fish. Thank you for sharing this incredible image.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-15 20:31]

Hello Maurizio

Wow! Great timing to capture this moment.
excellent sharpness and focus.
The lighting and colours are well done.
A well composed shot,a real nature moment for TN.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-16 4:07]

Hello Maurizio , AH A Great one ,a beautiful moment , great details colours sharpnes ,very nice shot Greetings Teunie

Hi Maurizio,
What a great action shot! I often wonder how they could eat so big prey! You were there at the right moment and chose excellent settings to get a beautiful shot! Well done and well seen!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-16 9:30]

Ciao Maurizio! What a great capture that you've done! Fantastic moment and a very good picture, well done! Thanks!


Tu toma realmente espectacular y real, con un gran enfoque y limpieza en los colores. Buen documento de estos cormoranes que aquí en mi zona están aunmentado peligrosamente su población.
Un abrazo Maurizio y gracias por tus amables comentarios:
J. Ignasi

Ciao, complimenti per la foto MERAVIGLISA!!! Un paio di domande: sempre in Oasi Gaggio? Seconda domanda: è sempre foto parte della sequenza di qualche giorno fa?

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Great catch perfect timing and sharp detail. What a big one it caught superb! tfs rgds Necip.

Ciao Maurizio,

che visione impressionante! Hai catturato l'attimo ottimamente.



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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-19 16:45]

Hi Maurizio,
Exelent image
very nice composition
very well done.

Excellent shot of this bird Maurizio . Very well timed and the fish looks big for the taking. Top quality image and very well done. Regards. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-22 4:36]

Hello Maurizio,
Wow, that's a huge fish! What a brilliant and well-timed capture of this Cormorant taking on more than he can cope with perhaps! Great focus showing sharp details of bird and fish and lovely light and colours too. I like the colour of the water too that sets off the scene nicely. Very well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Super timing I celebrated you
see you later

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-24 3:04]

hello Maurizio
successful capture while its hunting
i like dynamic composition, POV, timing, lighting, colours, sharpness and details

Olá Maurizio

Impressionante a flexibilidade !!
Linda imagem, o que me impressiona é o tamanho do peixe que estas aves podem engolir !!!
Parabéns, realmente é uma bela imagem capturada!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-09 5:13]

Ciao Maurizio,
Your timing is very good and I like the pose you captured a lot. Grazie e complimenti,

Hello Maurizio,

An excellent image, captured nature in the raw, perhaps being a bit gluttonous. It's amazing that the bird was able to swallow such a large fish, and wonderful that you captured thevent so well. Wonderful!


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-15 0:48]

hi Maurizio,
this is awesome!! amazing moment captured.. that fish is so big, hard to believe the cormorant can get it down.. certainly makes it clear why cormorants were used for fishing by many cultures in the past. amazing shot.. i will have to add it to my favorites. tfs

Mi sono goduto la sequenza. Davvero unica nei dettagli e nella luce.

hi Maurizio
splendid moment, the volume of fish marginal for this bird, very good presentation, one separate capture

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