Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DC Cormorant

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25 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oh, wow! These are awesome! These are the kind of shots I'd love to get but they're too far away for me to get a good shot. Amazing!

Tabib said...

Wow!
Love the 1st picture, except for slight clipped at (R) wing.

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
These are really great shots, but, my!! The first one is just perfect, I love the effect of the water drop and the dynamic of the picture!!! Wonderful.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wonderful shots Steve. I like the way the light shines through some of its feathers.

Arija said...

Wonderful shots, I love the light on the spread wings in the last, but all pince
are great.

NatureStop said...

Superb shots but the first one is amazing!!

dAwN said...

Great shots Steve! I love the way the sun hits the corms...The first shot with the water droplets..very nice..

John Theberge said...

Great photos, I love their intensly green eyes. Awesome pictures of the yellow warbler too.

Richard said...

Damn Steve, you not only have the birds follow you around but you have them trained to pose for you too. Great pictures.

Kelly said...

...gosh.....these photos are beautiful. Love that azure eye in the last photo and the splashing about in the first! It must have been fantastic to photograph this series. Their poses are so interesting. I can imagine that adrenalin feeling as you were clicking the shutter!!

Steve B said...

Hi Kelly and John, These pictures are all about the eyes. How fascinating. As far as the adrenalin, well, to be honest, it's all in a day's work. I was more worried about, on backlit black bird and one front lit black bird. How the heck do I meter this?

LOL Richard, I think he was waiting for me to bring a towel!

Thanks dAwN, NatureStop, I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Hi Arija, Double Crested Cormorants tend to get a bit waterlogged, so the need to dry out.

Hi Joan, One wouldn’t think that a black bird could be so interesting.

Hi Chris, Thanks, I was so happy this turned out okay. There were some challenges in getting this one.

Hi Tabib, Sometimes in the heat of the moment, something slips by.

Hi 2sweetnsaxy, This was just a matter of knowing where I could pull a shot like this off. I would guess I was about 45 feet away.

Roy said...

Fabulous shots Steve.

Jenny said...

Fabulous shot as always Steve. Arn't the feathers on these birds amazing!? and that piercing turquoise eye......

Rob Ripma said...

Very good shots. I like the third one best! The detail on the face is fantastic!

Kitty said...

Wonderful pictures! I can't but think that the right-hand cormorant is a little annoyed to get wet again after drying out!

Guy D said...

Wow excellent shots Steve, well done.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ellievellie said...

These are gorgeous birds - are they dancing to impress each other or fighting for a girl - or just splashing for fun?

KaysWay said...

Excellent!

Kay

April said...

Gorgeous detail! Amazing photos!

Martha Z said...

Great shots of the cormorants. I have pelicans this week but the are not nearly as good. I should have brought out the tripod.

Linnea W said...

Simply amazing! I love how the pattern of the bird's feathers comes out and those drops of water flying through the air... WOW!

Eve said...

Wow great detail! I love the last photo most. The sun hitting off the back of the fellow in the background is great!

Tricia said...

Wonderfully captured!

Karen said...

That is very cool the way you captured the water drops flying, as the cormorant shook it's wings..

Awesome group of photos !!

srp said...

Its as if he is saying... I am the king of the universe!!! Oh no.. that job is already taken...

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