A traditional mode of fishing in China involves the use of cormorants to catch fish. Fishermen on bamboo rafts use strong lights suspended over the water to attract the fish. The cormorants, which are tethered with rings round the base of their necks, catch the fish and then disgorge them for the fishermen (When their work is done the rings are removed so they can eat. These shows are regular features of the high season, or they can be arranged, along with riverboats for an evening's entertainment afloat. The boats are flat, narrow rafts consisting of five or six large, round bamboo trunks tied together and upturned at the stern. The fisherman stands on the raft, using a pole to propel the boat. His cormorants perch on his outstretched arms, diving on his command. One good cormorant can feed an entire family.
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corjan3 (2089) 2011-06-01 9:10
What a wonderful image! And a very informative note too. The light there is very difficult to handle during the day, especially the sky, and here you offer a great alternative. What a beautiful image from one of the most scenic areas on Earth. Well done indeed.
leo61 (0) 2011-06-01 10:24
I know about this fishing methode with birds and in November I`ll try to watch burmese fishermen with the help of sweetwater delphins.
It`s a great shot with the carst mountains in the background.Loveley blue tones and good timinig with the birds wings open.
For the composition it would have may be been better to see some more of the boat`s reflections,but I think you was too close.
I envy you for having been there and having this view.
unsalan (149) 2011-06-01 13:22
This is a fantastic photo. Great mood and wonderful landscape in a well balaced composition.