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Cape Cormorant

Cape Cormorant
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 0:29
Viewed: 3573
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Cormorant or Cape Shag(Phalacrocorax capensis) is a bird endemic to the southwestern coasts of Africa.

It breeds from Namibia south to southern Cape Province. In the nonbreeding season, it may be found as far north as the mouth of the Congo, and also extends up the east coast of South Africa as far as Mozambique. In the 1970s, the breeding population was estimated as over 1 million in Namibia alone. However, the IUCN now classifies it as "Near Threatened" on the grounds of: ongoing pollution from oil slicks, disturbance to stocks of its prey, and pathogen or parasite increases.

Image taken in RAW, ISO640

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2013-01-07 2:35]

Hello George,
splendid image of this species of cormorant taken from a great POV; excellent sharpness and perfect contrast with background. Fantastic eye! Bravo!
My best wishes for the New Year!

Hello George,
Outstanding photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, good background.
Matrix! No PP

Hello George,
I like the excellent clarity and the superb contrast against the background of this interesting bird. Another brilliant capture......very sharp details and lovely natural colors. The light is fantastic. I think it was not very much sun....and the photo is superb.....Thanks for sharing!

Hi George
Beautiful image, they such piercing eyes. I admire the the detail you have captured, especially with the fact half of your subject is moving.
Vey professional.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi George,
excellent pose of this bird. Perfect sharpness and composition. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-07 14:32]

Hi George,magnificent capture in a praying pose,what a timing and what a spectacular details,especially on the face,very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello George

WOW ! great capture of the Cape Cormorant,
you shoot it at the bird's best pose moment with
the open/close wing action, superbly focused,
with great sharpness and details, TFS


Hello George
Great photo as always!
My best wishes for the New Year for you and for your family!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-08 1:01]

Hello Friend George
I dont have much to say about the beauty and the details of the capture you presented.
I just like to say how much I like and appreciate your shot and you skills.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-11 20:12]

Hello George,
Reminds me of a conductor getting his Orchestra ready for the final performance. The turquoise color of these particular species eyes always amaze me, because of their beauty and uniqueness. Great capture!!
We have an abundance of Cormorants living up at Lake Erie which have become a real problem over the years, seems their droppings are killing many of the trees.

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