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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 2:07
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Have a great weekend :o)

The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

*Photo was taken from a fisher boat on the lake from a safe distance in order not to disturb the birds,no approaches were made on the land in the nesting area.

Great Cormorant is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds.
It is a large black bird, 77-94 cm in length with a 121-149 cm wingspan. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. In European waters it can be distinguished from the Common Shag by its larger size, heavier build, thicker bill, lack of a crest and plumage without any green tinge.

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Merhaba Selen, poz çok güzel

bravo selen
magnifique prise de vue, bon cadrage de la photo, couleurs tres jolies et nettes
bien vu, merci a toi de ce beau partage

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-14 2:55]

Hi Selen,
it's as if he's saying "Welcome to my humble home!!"
+++ Excellent sharpness and detail, great composition, POV and of course an excellent pose from the bird.
--- none at all.
An excellent capture.
Well done,

Superb camera work on the exceptional pose. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hello Selen, splendid and rarissim shot of this wonderfull cormaorant, he is not easy,
very well done,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-14 3:45]
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Hi Selen,

A nice capture of this cormorant,a nice pose (s)he made for you,only wondering what the title is standing for?
tfs and have a nice weekend


great pic. TFS Ori

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-09-14 4:41]

hi selen,
what a very nice shot, it just taken in time, it look like "Jc". Excellent neatness, details and blur BG.


this capture is very beautiful! It looks like a paint! very good focus and pov, and sharpness too. Well done

Hello Selen,
You can actually see it is a widespread member...:-)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-14 8:21]

Hi Selen,
Just marking this one for writing a proper critique later. Sorry, absolutely tied up, got to do a lot of writing over the weekend.

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-14 10:03]

Hello Selen,
Great shot of this Great Cormorant stretching its wings. Very well-timed, sharp details and fine colours. The white messy nest looks really good in this fine composition. (I do like your title!)
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla
P later

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-14 10:07]

Hello Selen,
Great pose in a great shot. Good sharpness and excellent composition.
As this cormorant is standing on his shit-covered nest, I know what TGIF stands for:
This Guano Is Fishy!
TFS and have a nice weekend,

Selam Selen,
great moment for this beautiful captured!
good pov, perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
best exposure and focus!
well composed and well seen

I suspect that "T.G.I.F." is pretty universal... though for this cormorant I supposed one day is pretty much like another. It is a great pose with good sharpness and color. Your fast shutter speed really froze the action.

Evelynn : )

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-14 19:53]

Wow! Excellent capture, Selen! The pose is amazing! What a perfect timing!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-14 22:49]

Hi Sele,
Fantastic capture showing the front side of the bird. Excellent detail in the wings and a fine POV. Well done.


Hi Selen, great composition, excellent timing, superb detail, what more can I say just beautiful, Cheers Rick :)

Hello Selen
Very intersting shot of this Great Cormorant,
Perfect moment to shoot,
Great focusing,lighting and DOF,Welldone.

Good Luck

This is a good viewpoint.
Funny how these cormorants can sit for hours drying out with wings wide open.
A very majestic shot Selen!

Hi Selen
Beautiful and very elegent photo. Great moment, perfect composition. Very nice contrast. I dont know what to say more :-)
I like it very much
Best wishes

Merhaba Selen excellent timing to get the sharp still of its spread wings very nice composition and nice colour tones good sky graduation. nice pov eline saglik selamlar Necip.

Big smile and well done. Absolutely beautiful pose! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-15 8:13]

Hello Selen ! You caught a really great moment ! Perfect exposure, great colors and very good sharpness. Thanks !


Hello Selen,
Ahhh, he gives you a great poose here, obviously he likes to be photographed!
Attractive composition, and the bird is well exposed on this bright background...
Pablo -

merhaba Selen hanım,
mustafa sözenle bir haftadır arazi çalışmalarındaydık, yeni döndük ve son eklediklerinizi henüz görme şansım oldu. oldukça güzel bir kare. simetri tam netlik de. eline sağlık, selamlar. Ahmet

Hola Selen,
Preciosa imagen, buen momento el capturado desde un POV original, excelente nitdidez y detalles, saludos
José Ramón

hello selen,
what a lovely shot, very good composition, excellent pov, your timing to shoot is perfect and you freezed the right moment,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Selen, una gran toma. me encanta el POV. Es una fantástica imagen.

Un saludo

José Luis

Selen yine çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Selamlar. Mustafa

Hello Selen,
The pose, detail, exposure, color, and composition are very good..
Well done and TFS!

Hi Selen,
Excellent captire! I like the angle of shot and the birds with wings well open, looks like its greeting to you.

Hi Selen,
Great picture of a nesting cormorant pair. Cormorants have this habit of spreading their wings while sitting in the sun. Perhaps they try to dry themselves after every dip in the water.
Thanks for sharing this great shot.
- Nirmal

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