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The Double-crested Cormorant

The Double-crested Cormorant
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-03 18:32
Viewed: 1720
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the Double-crested Cormorant.

1/2500s f/7.1 ISO1250 50mm (35mm eq:75mm).


« The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is
a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird
with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look
like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are
relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common
sight around fresh and salt water across North America—
perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand
on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings
spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are
experts at diving to catch small fish. »



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Hi Asbed,this is a decent looking image of the cormorant as the colour is good and is the sharpness.I wish you had, had a longer lens on your camera so as to capture the bird's blue eyes.A nice addition to TN and thank you for sharing it with us.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-03 20:01]

Hello Asbed,
An attractive image of this cormorant raising it's wings to the warm rays of the sun. I like the reflection in the water and the way you can see the under water plants. It chose a nice perch and gave you it's best pose.....your lens did the rest. Well done!!

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely cormorant in nice pose, beautiful reflections, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Beautiful picture Asbed , with the reflection.

Well done.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-04 0:54]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of this cormorant in splendid light and clear colours. Nice reflection on the water. Good sharpness and choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-04 2:35]

Hi Asbed,another great capture and a fantastic pose,it seems a statue...ehehe...magnificent cormorant,taken in the usual excellent timing and sharpness,beautiful reflections too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,

Nice to see this Double-crested Cormorant. Well captured in its natural habitat. I like beautiful light here. Nice shadow...
Thanks for sharing,

bonsoir Asbed
superbe image de ce canard entouré d'eau bleu, les detaile et la pose de l'oiseau sont formidables, j'aime bien de reflets aussi
Passe une bonne nuit

Very nice pose!

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