First posted the one Black Cormorant "wings spread" picture, than the "Two and a duck", and now a trio of those impressive Black-Cormorants, performing their typical wings-drying exquisite posture, standing on the fountain-jets.
Same place along the Yarkon river, 32.099, 34.7962 on the map.
Slightly enhanced contrast, RAW converted into JPEG, -0.3 exp. bias.
*** All three Cormorants photos on this small series, were taken with a 4 minutes time span, between 08:58 and 09:02 . The first was the two birds picture, than the "Trio".
Thanks to Kamila who raised this issue.
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daddo (27030) 2014-02-28 4:09
Shalom Ike. A sunny image with lovely reflections where these black glossy shapes create points of contrast and interest. Regards. Klaudio.
pierrefonds (68171) 2014-02-28 4:29
The distance between the bords and the shore is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the cormorants. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
snunney (101748) 2014-02-28 4:34
A fine capture of this trio of black cormorants flexing their wings. They are nicely spread across the frame and caught under a pleasant warm light. Colours and sharpness are both excellent.
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-28 6:23
Nice photo with three Black Cormorants. This is a beautifully conceived photo which works well because of the adherence to the Rule of Thirds and to the rule of odd numbers because odd numbers are more attractive to the eye, odd numbers are eg. 3 elements in a photo are always preferable to 2. Nice light reflections as well.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice weekend.
p.s. the blurred area in my photo is covered building renovation site.
emilbo (22616) 2014-02-28 6:37
Très jolie photo de cormorans parfaitement composée. Chacun leur poteau et les ailes ouvertes prêts à s'envoler. Ici j'en vois beaucoup, il y a une île rocheuse tout près de chez moi, sur le fleuve St-Laurent, que j'appelle l'île aux cormorans. Bel éclairage, merveilleuses couleurs et superbes reflets.
saxo042 (37902) 2014-02-28 8:33
A fine picture of these birds drying their wings in the sun. Beautiful colours that are reflected in the water.
ourania (47858) 2014-02-28 9:49
a new performer has been added to this delightful and amusing choreography, your composition is wider and the rhythm is great. I like the deep and precise description of the scenery, the view of the opposite bank with the tree trunk and the shade is a wonderful complement that adds reference and solidifies the composition. I love the light, the colours and the vibrant, textured reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Nicou (145264) 2014-02-28 10:03
Merveilleuse image de ces cormoran sur cers bloc de béton tout en noir avec le doré l'or en reflet quelle vue e tiamge superbe.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-28 10:04
I always like watching those cormorants spread their wings like that, they look like body builders showing off their muscles. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-28 10:14
Beautiful photo of these black birds with their wings spread. Love the gradation in the water colour from golen to green and golden once again.
I see this photo has a comical value as well with the birds trying to dry of their arm pits :))
Nice one, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (121309) 2014-02-28 11:02
Belle prise ici aussi, les trois cormorans près a s'envoler sur le bloc de béton, sublime la lumière qui donne une couleur incroyable et doré de l'eau
Silvio1953 (146767) 2014-02-28 11:33
Ciao Ike, lovely composition with fantastic trio in great pose, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-28 11:48
A funny photo and I could see that you are stepping up would what could we expect next, four comorants? I guess that they míght have left your river by now. In Sweden cormorants have already arrived and I expect to see them soon. TFS and have a nice weekend!
bona (13737) 2014-02-28 14:10
I like when Cormorants be with the open wing. Here in Rio de Janeiro they are ver common. Nice colors and details.
Royaldevon (40374) 2014-02-28 14:17
First there was one, then there were two, now there are three cormorants hanging out to dry! It sounds like the words of a folk song!
These birds are great performers and you have captured them at their showy best, wings aloft, heads up and plumage shining! Three certainly makes a great number for composition!
The light is lovely, giving iridescence to the plumage and a wonderful gold on the water's surface.
Have a great w/e,
delpeoples (58842) 2014-02-28 16:58
Ciao dear Ike
Ahh yes I remember your previous shot of the cormorant. Aren't they show offs, these birds! :) Although they have good reason to be showing off their lovely shiny black plumage. I really like the golden reflections on the water, they provide another element of interest to this already action packed photo. nice work, thanks for sharing.
Have a happy Friday evening
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-28 17:23
Ike, I saw them here in San Diego just a few days ago..they were flying over the San Diego Bay and I was impressed by their beauty..they were friendly and came closer..
a very beautiful addition to your collection...
mcmtanyel (24581) 2014-02-28 17:44
This photo has a well balanced composition and very nice color management. Very nicely done.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-28 19:39
La photo a été prise au bon moment alors les trois cormorans avaient leurs ailes déployées. Beaux reflets dorés sur l'eau. Bien fait.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-02-28 21:19
Another nice shot of the black cormorants.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.TFS.
emka (100959) 2014-02-28 23:41
Hi Ike, Nice view of this trio of cormorants drying their wings in the sun. Marvelous reflections in the water. You could come very close to them. We have sometimes cormorants on the island on Vistula, but they are far away for a good photo.
Warm regrads MAlgo
mesutilgim (95834) 2014-03-01 0:44
The previous one was a duo and this one now a trio ! When I see them I allways remember how the chinese fisherman torture them in their unique fishing method.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jhm (155358) 2014-03-01 1:30
A splendid picture, this are the foes of the fishermen.
Twenty year ago found one here in Belgium no Cormorants, now almost in all lakes and canals.
Nevertheless a very interesting subject.
Your picture is very well, and very attractive made in high quality
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
pajaran (62566) 2014-03-01 3:40
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutaks naimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazani kormorani i trenutak kada suse krila, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Good lyrics, nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely displayed cormorants and the moment when the drought wings, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
cornejo (43859) 2014-03-01 4:11
Hello Ike, good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the trio sunbathing, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-03-01 8:34
un très beau trio de capturé sur leur pierre prêts à s'envoler, les ailes ainsi déployées et des couleurs et reflets magnifiques
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-01 8:51
looks like synchronized dance trio:)Nature is simply beautiful and I think it never stops amaze us.
Perfectly captured and timed(which in this case is crucial),but also color scheme of the scene(above all reflections in the water)have so great influence on the scene and its unique atmosphere.
Nicely done Ike!
Have a nice weekend
jemaflor (99141) 2014-03-01 9:37
Well taken these cormorants, interesting attitude and nice light and reflections on the water, tfs.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-01 15:23
Hmmm, would it be safe to assume we might see a quartet some time in the future? :) These have been fun, I really like how you've brought them along in numbers. Like an orchestrated showcase, it would appear once again they're in unison...possibly putting on a display for spectators?? They certainly are beautiful birds, and look grand with wings spread. There's a sense of anticipation, wondering whether or not they're about to take flight, or have just landed. Love the green and golden yellow colors, just right in contrast to the black. enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take good care.
lousat (93714) 2014-03-01 15:40
Hi Ike,a perfect pic for treknature too,not easy to find and take a beautiful trio like your,all with the open wings.A great capture in the best light and made with very bright details and a beautiful scenery too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-02 1:31
Hi Ike. The cormorants are very interesting water birds - but not everywhere they are popular. The triad is well photographed.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-02 7:19
that is a great series and each of the picture has slightly different character. The trio is absolutely impressive - either you were very lucky to capture all them with their wings spread or you spent indeed a lot of time there waiting for the right moment. Whichever it was, it was worthy it!
Well framed composition with nicely saturated colors. I especially like the yellow and the green tones of the water which seems to be repeated on the grass.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the evening!
photoray (13981) 2014-03-02 9:15
Interesting scene from the Yarkon River, with golden reflective lighting with the Cormorants in spread wing drying mode.
Thanks for sharing,
papagolf21 (103874) 2014-03-02 11:32
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Ces trois cormorans aux ailes déployées ont été saisis au bon moment.
La disposition des plots en béton est également parfaite pour créer des points forts.
ricardomattos (7383) 2014-03-02 17:01
Shalom my friend,
Beautiful picture with these Black-Cormorants taking its bath of sun. I like the colors and sharpness too.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-03-03 1:22
Beautiful nature photo with the cormorant trio, the colorful reflections are splendid. I like it!
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-03 5:42
Now, it's a real synchronizing dancing, more birds, more beautiful. The reflections on the water are fabulous. Can not imagine the picture was taken in the winter.
Have a good week!
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-03 17:55
Another beautiful photo of the cormorants, warming and drying the wings in teh sun. LOve the beautiful golden relfection in the water. Good quality and very nice composition.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-04 12:00
Well timing to go posting the black cormarands, now the three of them
Like the good composition of them taken in diagonal and the impresive golden reflection and waves of the river
Color contrast is great
Good work , congrats
kato (11630) 2014-03-06 10:47
You're capturing well this nature scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive the spectacle in whith three balack cormorants are spreading their wings for wing-drying. It's also a funny posture a little. I sometimes see the same spectacle in the park, but I never see its posture multi cormorants. The light is managed well and it's effective for the reflection projected to the river.
adores (45891) 2014-03-08 15:23
I also like this one with the three cormorants! They are well placed. I like their poses and the tonalities of the reflections on the water.
Waiting to see the photos of the festival in your hometown:)!
Didi (60588) 2014-03-09 3:09
This is a very good decisive moment
You were not so far from them
In my place it's impossible to catch them from a short distance, they are more wild
ChrisJ (116108) 2014-03-26 8:18
Missed this one. Good sharpness and three of a kind! They have cormorants in China and Australia too but nice to see them in the Middle East as well. Saw a couple in Istanbul the other day. Nice reflections and the b=neutral bg works well here. Tfs!
fritzi007 (11161) 2014-03-26 12:26
with us this trio is not very popular because there are fish predators. I'm not a fisherman. Your Photo likes me a lot, thank you!
jmdias (65603) 2014-05-20 17:19
a nice compo with the group of these birds drying their wings. nice the framing and light. a touch of nature inside the town. well done.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-09-23 1:12
sometimes we compare animal behavior with human behavior. I know that we should not always do this, because similar looking behaviors do not always mean the same thing.
With these three birds it seems as if they think they are particularly important. The kings of this place.
A picture that makes me smile. :-)
Well spotted, Ike. A fine snapshot!
All the best from Sweden
berek (50504) 2014-11-10 21:23
Good morning Ike
Each post their open wings and ready to fly.
there is lovely a rocky island. Beautiful lighting, beautiful colors and beautiful reflections.well framed my friend.
Matyas (0) 2015-05-04 0:45
Shalom Ike! Dangerous black bird. Fantastic poses. Superb scene and scenery. Excellent dynamic exposure. Fine colours. Sophisticated effect. Good luck!
danos (99890) 2016-04-06 0:18
nice the snapshot with the three cormorans to dry their feathers sitting on the rocks.The created reflections complete perfect the whole scenery.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (73559)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures #2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 4:03