A Black-Cormorant spread wings to dry, on a Eucalyptus tree along the Yarkon river, where every year, same family of Cormorants come to spend winter in Israel, on the very same location:
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rbassin (24279) 2012-02-12 10:37
Une belle capture, le plumage du cormoran est magnifique, bonne lumière, netteté parfaite.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-12 11:19
A nice capture with a beautiful blue sky in the background. I like the way this cute cormorant sitting on this entangled tree branches with his wings spread widely for drying purposes. The color contrast is good. The lighting and sharpness are excellent.
francio64 (39888) 2012-02-12 11:25
ha colto l'attimo.
Bella immagine dell'uccello con la ali aperte, forse pronto a volare.
Groviglio di rami in FG a dare un tocco grafico all'immagine.
ourania (50541) 2012-02-12 11:58
excellent timing led to a wonderful picture. It's very well composed with the intricate complex of branches and the fine bird against the lovely blue sky. The sharpness is exquisite, we can see all the patterns and even the shine of the spread wings. There's beauty, simplicity, balance and sublety in this picture, well done!
All the best, have a good week,
emilbo (22616) 2012-02-12 12:14
Vraiment majestueux cet oiseau, les ailes grandes ouvertes et prêt à s'envoler. Tu l'as parfaitement bien capté dans toute sa beauté. Les branches entrelacées sur lesquelles il se tient complètent le tout pour une merveilleuse photo. Il est bien mis en valeur devant ce beau ciel bleu.
Bravo!... et bonne semaine,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-12 12:59
I hope to be seeing cormorants during their annual stopoover in Las Vegas soon! Very nice capture with good pov and dof. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Charo (51212) 2012-02-12 13:42
Very beautiful this photo of cormorant with wings outstretched. I imagine you used a good focus and capturaste from a considerable distance.
Wonderful moment and very good details.
bayno (18344) 2012-02-12 14:04
nice capture, you have perfectly frozen the movement of the cormorant with wings open, I like the contrast with the blue sky and dead branches, sharp image with no linee eheheh...
emka (105446) 2012-02-12 14:39
Nice close up of the cormorant. nice capture with the wings of the bird wide spread and contrasting finely with the blue sky. I am not sure if I like cormorants, but i like this photo. excellent presentation.
pierrefonds (70411) 2012-02-12 16:15
The branches are framing well the bird. The poinof view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colors of the black cormorant. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
kordinator (22017) 2012-02-13 0:27
Hello dear Ike
Fantastic view on A Black-Cormorant.
An amazing bird on the branches.
I like composition.
This photos have better quality then another one.
Royaldevon (42459) 2012-02-13 2:36
The cormorants have this habit of standing with their wings spread, like washing on a line. Maybe they're also saying 'Look at me'!
A fine shot with good textural details of the wing feathers and the gnarled 'perch' branches.
Have a good day,
cavli (1876) 2012-02-13 4:12
nice capture of this bird :)
well captured on the blue background. sharp and brillant image. tfs
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-13 5:41
Excllent work, Great details, very crisp, Perfect colors, Bg, POV DOF nicly composed and capture photo, great work,
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-02-13 5:50
The Cormorant is a bird with its amazing ability to dive and hunt, but with the particularity that has to get wet feathers. The photo of the bird and his perch is interesting and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
sacimar (28317) 2012-02-13 6:32
good moment you captured with this bird as a main subject, I like the scene, the contrast to the sky is perfect,
pajaran (65030) 2012-02-13 6:32
Dobar trenutak snimka crnog kormorana koji susi krila ...
Kod nas su dosli na reku Velika Morava, ribolovci ih ne vole na svojim vodama, mnogo jedu ribu.
Dobra ostrina snimka i prikaz, lepa fotografija.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Kod nas i dalje Sibirska zima, vanredna situacija i popada sneg.
Good time recording the black cormorant drying wings that ...
When we came to the river Velika Morava, fishermen do not like them in our waters, eat more fish.
Good sharpness and image display, beautiful images.
Enjoyable evening and all the best.
With us still Siberian winter, emergency situations and snow fall down.
rychem (41596) 2012-02-13 8:16
Beautiful photo of the starting cormorant, nice pose, excellent contrast between the bird and sky
danos (102474) 2012-02-13 8:44
nice the close up of the cormoran with its wings spread to dry.I like the quality of the photo as the brilliant light and the blue sky, that makes the scene so effective and unique.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-13 10:17
This Black-Cormorant is ready to be taken off or poses in order to capture his wonderful feathers.
Excellent contrasts and details.
All the best,
raszid62 (18515) 2012-02-13 10:21
U can also see you as a bird, in my pink, black with you. Ideal photographed cormorant drying wing. Excellent image quality.
צהריים טובים. U יכול גם לראות אותך כמו ציפור, ב, ורוד ושחור שלי איתך. אידיאלי צילם כנפיים לייבוש קורמורן. איכות תמונה מעולה. שלך.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-02-13 10:57
Ola Ike ,
Bela foto deste enorme pássaro preto , bom momento com as asas abertas , bom contraste com o fundo azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
clic (18206) 2012-02-13 14:06
Not taking means of going unnoticed...and top-notch exposure depicts anatomic information on its plumage!Appears majestic so perched in natural environment.
delpeoples (59684) 2012-02-13 22:52
Hi dear Ike
A majestic bird and you captured him in an equally majestic pose. It is like he is actually showing off for the camera. Excellent details of his feathers and the colour contrast bewtween blue and black is very attractive. Excellent shot, have a lovely day.
Warm regards and Happy Valentines Day :)
lousat (96682) 2012-02-14 1:25
Hi Ike,great capture whit the best wings position! And what a total sharpness and details,not easy a perfect work like that,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (158854) 2012-02-14 3:49
Cormorants are the foe of the fishermen, twenty of these cormorants eat completely a lake empty.
You took a wonderful image with open wings.
Excellent composition, perfect captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (124778) 2012-02-14 10:19
Magnifique image du cormoran les ailles déployée, une superbe prise, détails et couleurs
jemaflor (102177) 2012-02-15 12:11
Good timing with the position of these wings, perfectly captured, good light and colors, interesting composition with all these branches.
Silvio1953 (151545) 2012-02-15 12:36
Ciao Ike, great capture of lovely cormorant in famntastic pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (39803) 2012-02-16 6:16
great capture of this magnificent bird. I started last year to have some interest in photographing birds and soon realized how difficult it is. Spread wings make a great geometry here but the real highlight is here the sharpness.
Very well spotted,
sacavem (18620) 2012-02-26 13:14
Nice silhouette, good timing. And fine sharpness. Further nothing more to say, simple shot.
claudeD (41220) 2012-02-28 11:44
Wow! What a wonderful picture of that cormoran. I like your composition and the perfect sharpness of the shot which you did just at the right moment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jmdias (67899) 2012-03-03 1:25
very nice moment you got here. I liked the precious graphism of the branches and the black bird with its wings open. nice visual effect, well done.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-06-30 11:33
Ike, I would never consider this bird beautiful until I saw your picture, there is beauty everywhere I guess, and there is a great way of showing it!
Nice shot with the wings wide open!
maloutim (9639) 2014-01-06 21:56
This is a lovely picture too, with the black cormorant standing out so clearly on the bare entangled branches, against the pure, blue sky !
Matyas (0) 2015-12-08 1:33
Shalom Ike! Amazing bird. Wonderful pose. Be careful. Excellent branches. Perfect clear sky. Good take. Dynamic effect. Regards!
ChrisJ (117201) 2016-08-02 2:12
A good decisive moment shot with excellent color & saturation. The blue black and grey colours go well together. Superb graphism of contrasting light and dark tones with pinpoint sharpness. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (27948) 2017-02-17 21:39
Either he is trying to intimidate you or he is trying to impress a female. (Or maybe he's just stretching his wings.) In any case, you caught a nice glimpse of him and clicked right on time!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (77153)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.4, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 10:32