"One Fish Too Many" by tommorules ()
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I saw this fellow from a distance, about 20 minutes before my recent post "Budle Bay".
He was giving all the signs of having a bad case of hiccups, and wasn't remotely interested in me. I got this shot with a 24-105mm lens @67mm from about 10 feet away. I guess he'd eaten a bit more than he should & didn't feel inclined (or able?) to fly away.
I've never got this close to a cormorant before, or since; an unpleasant moment for him, but a magical one for me!
Thanks for looking & have a great weekend...
Image Comments (14)
Adobe_One_Kenobi () 1:55PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
Very unapproachable birds, glad you got close with your 24-105. They always tend to steer clear of us, except the Chinese who use them for fishing:) Great shot!
jayfar () 1:57PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
This is a fantastic shot with the spray in the background Steve.
photosynthesis () 2:15PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
Agree with Jeff - great shot of the cormorant & the spray of water is icing on the cake...
aksirp () 2:27PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
perhaps it was a rat? :-) I know them and fisher men hate him... they eat pretty much...not easy to catch with cam, I tried if several times in flight... but with a hiccup... superb capture!
Gabrielsdream () 2:49PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
Excellent capture, love the iridescent gloss on the feathers and your timing re the spray! Wonderful!
Gammacrucis () 3:24PM | Sat, 14 March 2015
Shining colours and perfect pow! Thanks about my photo and humankind.... I think the same....LOL!!!!
MrsRatbag () 4:39PM | Sun, 15 March 2015
A stunner of a shot; maybe he thought he was hallucinating you ("that's the last time I'll have that many fish. Boy, the things I saw!") Love the detail in everything, beautifully captured!