An inverted reflection image, continue with the cormorant series:
Every autumn, same Cormorant family migrate from northern-countries and settle on the same spot, a Eucalyptus trees along the Yarkon river. 15-20 as a one big flock, busy catching fishes than dry their wings. By the time most of the family members out on the hunt, one adult bird is always left on guard, atop a tree canopy.
During the years, already posted a number of photos of those big black birds, decided to show something from a different point of view.
+2/3 exp. Bias. 32.0985,34.796 on the map.
Cormorants pictures from the years back, all taken on the same location:
2012 cormorants on the Eucalyptus.
2010 Cormorants looking up….
A family gathering.
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pierrefonds (66416) 2014-01-01 8:44
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the reflections. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-01 9:00
Another great reflection shot of the birds.Great clarity and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Happy New Year & Best Regards,
pajaran (60617) 2014-01-01 9:16
Lep refleks na vodi ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa igra boja.
Kormorani se odmaraju pre novog lova riba.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
A nice reflection on the water ...
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful play of colors.
Cormorants resting before a new hunting fish.
Good evening and all the best.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-01 9:56
at the first sight I didn't notice it is the reflection of the real image. It is very clear and the colors are very bright. Well done for the original idea!
Thanks for sharing and all the best in New Year!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-01 10:12
Looks like there was no wind to disturb the reflections. Nicely captured with good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (22620) 2014-01-01 15:56
I guess this is a reflection, if one pays attention to the lower half of the photo. It is a very nice image, I am surprised other than a few ripples there is not hint of water in the image.
emka (97607) 2014-01-01 23:47
hello Ike, Interesting inverted reflections of this cormorant families. Nice view of the eucalyptus trees distorted in water. What a beautiful weather you had in the last days of 2013.
we also have some cormorants in Warsaw, on a small island on Vistula river. But the distance is too far for photos. And definitely no gum trees..
Warm regrads in the second day of 2014
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-02 0:02
An excellent follow up of your previous post The very calm water of the Yarkon river made it possible for you to take a photo brillant reflection photo. The photo is also very well-composed and the colours are very attractive and look very natural. I study your photo with great interest and I note that even if this colony of cormorants return to the same spot every year there is no visible damage from the birds' droppings on the vegetation. In Sweden it is not uncommon that cormorants are nesting in small islets in lakes and along the coast and after some years they leave for another islet because the nest trees and the vegetation on ground are severly damagaged by their droppings. I guess this might be the case also along Yarkon river, but maybe it has not yet happened. TFS this unusal and interesting photo and have a nice day!
ourania (45420) 2014-01-02 3:21
a wonderful picture that combines some of your favourite themes: birds, reflections, river Yarkon. I like very much the perspective and depth of the trees, the clarity of this view, that's presented in an unusual way. The subtle motion of the water is delightful and there's a fine combination of vibrance and calmness in your frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-01-02 5:38
A brillant inspiration Ike, the reflection of the riparian forest, eucalyptus and palm trees with cormorant on the water surface, excellent resolution, pleasant colors, thanks, have a nice day
Cricri (119495) 2014-01-02 8:22
Une belle réalisation avec les reflets et la famille des commérant, bonne lumière et couleurs, très belle image
Waylim (25502) 2014-01-02 9:33
another nice reflection image of the forest and cormorants. I like the subdue colors and filtered light.
boa (7375) 2014-01-02 11:43
a good and creative shot of cormorants in their natural environment. The water surface is almost calm and create an interesting effect, well done!
Have a nice evening.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-03 0:00
magnificent reflection shot!I must admit at first I didn´t notice it´s a water reflection.It´s so clear and smooth.Magnificent and very inviting nature scene with beautiful and well contrasting colors.
Wish You all the Best in 2014!
Nicou (142084) 2014-01-03 6:36
Merveilleuse image et compo quels reflet sur l'eau sueprbe captage et iamge avec les oiseaux au sommet des arbres en noir et les légères déformation sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (152902) 2014-01-03 7:59
An Cormorant family high in the tops of the trees, this makes these picture attractive
Your subject is wonderful as usual.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
A nice presentation, pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
papagolf21 (101930) 2014-01-03 9:31
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Eh bien, voir les cormorans à la cime des arbres se reflétant dans les eaux tranquilles, quelle joie cela procure.
Un grand merci pour cette réalisation de toute beauté.
Mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2014.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-03 10:42
an effective photo of this view, the composition is very spectacular, great POV and interesting details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend
delpeoples (58068) 2014-01-05 23:02
Happy New Year dear Ike
First the cormorant in close up, then the trees, then both the cormorant and the trees. Well done. The reflections have been beautifully rendered and the colour of that sky/water is mesmerising.
Happiness, good health, love and family to you and yours. And lots of travels.
clic (17077) 2014-01-06 6:06
You mention about bias corrections; I notice you're quite talented to predict the appropriate EV adjustment before taking the picture, wich is more difficult than correcting after in your photo software.
Did you realize that tiny waves on Yarkon River could had thrown off cormorans from their perches!
Didi (60588) 2014-01-08 8:51
We ca found them on the trees in the early morning and late evening
But my 300 mm lens was not enough to make a picture like you preceding one
Best wishes for 2014
jmdias (64426) 2014-01-08 15:49
the upper side of this image hasn't distortions like the lower part. interesting view. I can recognize these trees from previous post you did in this same place.
mkamionka (36731) 2014-01-09 0:05
very creative wild life photography. I like the deep blue color here, so well saturated and eye catching. The reflection is almost 100% with just subtle waved to confirm that it is actually a reflection. Well spottet cormorants.
Very well done!
josepmarin (58357) 2014-01-13 10:50
a clever idea in this composition, inverting the reflections of these trees and the cormorants on the water, in order to create a very graphical and colorful image.
The reached result is nice to see, and the photo is powerful.
baddori (20133) 2014-02-06 0:10
La notevole varietà di piante, la famiglia di cormorani. Il tutto tre colore e vividezza. GF
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-09 10:12
Ike, a fantastic reflection effect!!
you can hardly tell...great color and a very natural composition!! your expertise!!
berek (50494) 2014-12-28 19:39
Wonderful image and reflection on what compo sueprbe capture water and iamge with birds in the treetops in black and light distortion sueprbe compo. take care.
Happy new year week too,
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (71407)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.4, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 8:31