Friday, January 22, 2010

Forgotten Photo Friday, Blue Eyes

Last July I had the opportunity to visit a Brant's Cormorant nesting colony. They have the bluest eyes. You can see other photos from this shoot on my earlier post.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse


©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

15 comments:

Barb said...

A blue-eyed bird with a blue throat, too. Gorgeous Cormorant!

A New England Life said...

I remember you had some great shots of these birds before. Their feathers look like Crow feathers! They almost don't look real.

Did you catch that sunset tonight Steve? It was a good one!

Kelly said...

...Steve...these are fantastic. I love those blue eyes and the intensely vibrant blue gular pouch...incredible!!!

jabblog said...

Beautifully cooordinated cormorant and what a vivid blue it is.

Roy said...

Brilliant images Steve. The Blue eye and electric blue under the beak varies from our species which has a green eye and yellow under the beak.

Kerri said...

Lovely shots Steve!! Those eyes are amazing!

Frank said...

Awesome pics !

Steve Borichevsky said...

Thanks, all. I have to point out that I have not messeed with the color balance or saturation on these photos. Just corrected the exposure a little. These are the real colors.

The Early Birder said...

Super duper, blue eyes. FAB.

Jane said...

Magnificant photos Steve of a magnificant bird, I love his blue eyes and throat. We only have the Common Race of Cormorant here in the UK.

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
You forgot to mention the nicest blue-throat too! Wow they are just cute (sorry!!)... These shots are beautiful and I would love to see this bird which is still not on my bird list but we cannot get everything on it ;-)

Natural Moments said...

We have some Brandts Cormorants here in the northwest coast too, but they are a minority to the pelagics. I wonder if it has to do with nesting requirements which are different than the pelagics.

Love those blue eyes and markings too.

Chris Petrak said...

Terrific photos!!!

Mojo said...

Blue is right! Those almost look too blue to be real.

And I don't think I'd want to run afoul (no pun intended) of one of these guys. That bill looks like it could do some serious damage!

Eve said...

That is so cool Steve. Another bird with that beautiful blue color. (Roy's Blue Tit)! I mentioned the color matches my motorcycle and car!

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