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Reed Cormorant


Reed Cormorant
: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1446 W: 22 N: 2110] (13832)
: Animals
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: 2018
: Birds
: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
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: 2018-03-23 14:54
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Reed Cormorant

I have captured this 'Reed Cormorant' (Microcarbo africanus) at Marievale Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. I've noticed that most of the birds are mostly active at the time of Sunrise, so I always reach this Bird Sanctuary before Sunrise and booked my place in the Hide. This is such a picture, and I have captured from Hide while this Cormorant was trying to dry its wings.

It's not such a big Cormorant, 50-55cm length.
It breads much of Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar 🇲🇬. Its wing coverts are silvery. It has longish tail and red or yellow eyes and face patch.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6180 W: 89 N: 15298] (64046)
  • [2018-03-23 16:00]

Waaw Srikumar,what a masterwork! Not easy to comment an absolute perfection like that,fantastic open wings position and fine details everywhere,one of your top 10,no doubts! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2018-03-24 12:12]

Hi srikumar

Excellent image of this Cormorant, nice pose and composition, very nice blurring BG, excellent sharpness and details, usefull information also

Rgds

Nikos

hallo Sri
good sharpness composition with great details of this bird
thanks gr lou

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