Sunday, September 1, 2013

Quelle surprise!

To my surprise this fella popped up fairly close to me. Luckily, I was able to squeeze and capture a decent shot.


DOL-A-6315
Great Cormorant  |  Click for Sound


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Have a great day!



19 comments:

Tabor said...

MOre than decent I would say!!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet shot!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lovely capture

Stephen Hayes said...

A crisp, well-focused shot. Nice job.

Red said...

Great reflection too! Surprising how low in the water this guy is.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

What a fantastic picture, Daniel. You captured that little sparkle in his eye. Great!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. To answer your question, I have looked up the exif information. Here it is. I have made all the pictures of my recent blog with f/5.6; 1/400 sec.; ISO-100 and an exposure compensation of -0.3 to avoid overexposure and to get more intense colors. To photograph I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 bridgecamera. A bridgecamera has a fixed lens (in my case a high quality Leica lens) but has almost the same setting options as a reflex camera. Greetings, Joke

hamilton said...

They are sneaky devils to photograph!

Stephanie said...

One of those happy accidents occurred. Fabulous shot, Daniel!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Love it.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful portrait!
I think he sees you!! :-)

Lynn said...

fantastic capture and gorgeous photo...

EG CameraGirl said...

What a pleasant surprise! ;)

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent photo,

Snap said...

"surprise! here i am ... catch me if you can!" and you did. wonderful shot and love the reflection.

Rambling Woods said...

Happy to see you here in Nature Notes Daniel and what a catch. I saw once here on the pond. It must have stopped off for a quick meal on its way to somewhere else...Michelle from Nature Notes..

Nancy Claeys said...

Would have scared the bejeezus out of me I'm sure -- what a great shot Dan.

Betty Luckhurst said...

How fortuitous for you! That's a great reaction time to get such a great shot.

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the Cormorant. You never know when they will dive! Have a great day!

Hilary said...

Very cool. As much as fishermen hate them, I think they interesting birds.