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Empty Nests at Sunset

Empty Nests at Sunset
Photo Information
Copyright: daniel hector (dantor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 56 N: 224] (993)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-25
Categories: Trees, Sky
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-03 12:06
Viewed: 4009
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Empty nests of Double-crested cormorants. Photo taken at Tommy Thompson Park located on a man-made peninsula that extends five kilometres into Lake Ontario
According to an email I received from TRCA, there are “just under 6000 breading pairs of DCCO that nest at Tommy Thompson Park. Assuming 2 per nest and an average chick production rate of 2 chicks per nest, this puts the population at approximately 24,000 individual birds. This does not include non-nesting juvenile birds."
The tree in the foreground, like all the trees nearby is dead, killed by the accumulation of cormorant guano, which is highly acidic, and removal of foliage for nesting material.

On TL, I have posted the same scene taken half and hour earlier. The difference in the sky is amazing. Check it out

Info on TRCA and Tommy Thompson Park

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Hello Daniel1
It's really great photo! Amazing colours and fantastic atmosphere of this shot! Good job~.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-13 7:29]

Hello Daniel!
Wonderful shot.Well seen and composed.Warm colors,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-10-03 7:19]

Stunning picture Daniel!! Very, very nice colours..! Well done!



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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2005-11-15 18:23]

Burning sky.Intresting color balans.I like the tree on the foreground.Wonderful shot.

Award winning sky Daniel! Rich colors highlight the CN tower. The water colored by the sky gives us an idea of how far away we are from the CN tower. Excellent DOF and POV!

Hello Daniel,
Quite awesome colours in this beautiful sunset!
I like the contrast between city skyline and the tree with the nests... Great silhouettes all over!
Pleasing compostion where the different layers work well together...
Pablo -

I like very much the colours of this shot! They are really strong. I saw also your shot on treklens, and as I said in other post is incredible the difference at difference hours and season!
Very nice work

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