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Florentine Cormorant

Florentine Cormorant
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-10 12:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (probably)

It seems not so easy to find out about the right species. This Cormorant swimmming on the River Arno has a white patch on the neck whereas others are all black.

The bird family Phalacrocoracidae is represented by some 40 species of cormorants and shags. Several different classifications of the family have been proposed recently, and the number of genera is disputed.

All are fish-eaters, dining on small eels, fish, and even water snakes. They dive from the surface, though many species make a characteristic half-jump as they dive, presumably to give themselves a more streamlined entry into the water. Under water they propel themselves with their feet. Some cormorant species have been found, using depth gauges, to dive to depths of as much as 45 metres (Wikipedia)

The color-reflections on the water come from the reverbaration of the façades along the river in the evening-sun.

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Hi Anne,
very nice photo. I like this reflections in water. Interesting colours! Also very interesting note.
Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Anne.
Interessante foto per il riflesso dell'acqua molto bello.ottimi i colori come la composizione buona la nitidezza complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Anne,
PErfect species.
Nice detalis.
Have a good night.

No Anne.....
This is not real!! I have no adjectives to describe this image!!! This is art!!!

Wow Anne, that's noting short of breathtaking my friend! Fantastic color reflections, simply unbelievable mixture of colors! Bravo! This looks like an image taken from a mysterious fairy tale ! Incredible!
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-10 12:41]

Salut Anne,une espece tres belle dont je connais pas le nom et j'espere que tu as vu correctement....ehehe...la photo est sans doute une parmi tes meilleures,sois pour la nettete' et le parfait focus sur le cormoran,sois pour les etranges reflections des couleurs sur l'eau.Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Ciao anne. What interesting POV! Great colours, very good light and magnificent intrigant reflections.


Ciao Anne, lovely cormorant in a fantastic golden scenary, fantastic composition, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-10 13:46]

Hello Anne,
You are right about the species. Nice POV from above. Good sharpness, details and the colours are splendid, also in the water.

bonjour Anne

ces réflexions qui sont en pattern apportent un effet artistique à l'image
et se marient bien avec les couleurs et les formes du plumage du cormoran,
j'aime bien le POV pour montrer ses réflexions, ce POV nous montre
on nous donne l'impression que vague et cormoran sont en mouvement,



hello Anne
super sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
very good shot Anne
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-11 7:10]

More than the bird the reflections on the water are interesting, well captured. tfs.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2011-02-11 10:18]

Liebe Anne,

Du hast gemerkt, dass ich mich nicht mehr um TN kümmere. Das ist nicht abfällig gemeint. Ich werde auch wieder Beiträge liefern.

Dein Bild ist wahrhaft erstaunlich. Ein ganz ungewöhnliches Portrait eines Kormorans, und dann die herrlichen Muster im Wasser! Ganz hervorragend gesehen, Anne. Und das Viech ist auch gleich noch ungewöhnlich! Toll gemacht.

Gruss, Dieter

Bonjour Anne,

This appears to be a Turkey out of its elements. I can imagine how hard it was to capture with the light and reflections of the water passing you bye and the cormorant bobbing up and down with all the movement.
Hope you have a great weekend...

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and fantastic colours

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-12 1:00]

Hello Anne,
lively top view of this cormorant. The sharpness is excellent that shows the beauty and features. The effect of the water in your scene is also exciting.
looks like a special textile print.
Well presented shot in special visual effect.


Hallo Anne,
sull'esatta identificazione non ti saprei dire, poiché non riesco ad interpretare bene i particolari, bellissima immagine con favolosi riflessi colorati delle case prospicienti la riva, ottima nitidezza e magnifica composizione con un gradevole effetto dinamico.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon proseguimento di weekend
Con amicizia

Hallo Anne
Fantastic! Really eye-catching and deserves lots of praise.
The golden colour of the water is really great and the patterns therein is really beautiful. I agree with Neels, as it definitely looks like a piece of art. Thanks for sharing this different type of presentation. Best regards.

Hello Anne,
Splendid capture with such impressive colors of both river and bird.
Very nice details, excellent focus and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Anne,
When I get time I watch old pictures which I haven't seen.I found this one very special.Excellent colour on water with nice POV of this Cormorant.I haven't seen this type of Cormorant here.Nice colour.
Thanks for sharing such species with us,
Regards and have a nice time,

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