Black Cormorant is the biggest bird found along the Yarkon river, when migrating from northern-countries on late autumn and stay around till early spring.
Once counted 27 seconds dip, when a Cormorant submerged underwater fishing. A WS show a bird emerges from submerge.
Weigh about 1.5-2.8Kg, it's wingspan from 121 to 160cm, here is one pic. on a short series, about those magnificent birds.
Taken along the Yarkon river bank-pond, 32.099,34.7962 on the map.
+1 exp. Bias, cropped side and a bit from the top.
Cormorants picture from two years back, similar pose:
*** Happy New Year TE friends ***
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snunney (94705) 2013-12-30 7:52
A splendid close-up on this splendid bird. Captured at just the right moment with the wings fully spread. The background with its green reflections makes an excellent background for the dark tones of the plumage. Superb rendering of the textural detail. All the best for 2014.
Oceania (5202) 2013-12-30 7:56
The bird stretches full wings. You captured it at right place at right time. It’s perfectly done.
Happy New Year!
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-30 8:07
Wonderful photo of this cormorant spreading its wings. I like the greenish background that makes the bird stand out. The sharpness is great and you could see every detail of the plumage. Also great supplementary photo in WS. TFS and Happy New Year!
P.S. Could almost have been taken along my own river, but now the cormorants are gone.
pierrefonds (63232) 2013-12-30 8:12
The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of viewis showing with precision the details and colors of thr Black Cormorant. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Happy New Year 2014 with wishes of peace, health and prosperity.
Didi (60320) 2013-12-30 8:51
A very good decisive moment
You were not so far from the cormorant, and this is impossible in my place because they fly if I approach slowly
Best wishes while waiting the new year
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-12-30 8:58
magnificent bird and how lucky you (or patient) you were to capture it with its wings spread. I like the cropped framing which makes the cormoran truly the main and only object of the image.
Nice colors and contrast.
Thanks for sharing
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-30 9:46
another fascinating nature shot today I see on TE!
You captured here not only the beauty of this black Cormorant,but also his whole grandeur.Looks really impressive here!
Excellently composed,framed and above all timed shot!
Wish You a Happy New Year!
cornejo (39237) 2013-12-30 10:15
Hello Ike, Very good picture of this beautiful cormorant, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Cricri (115457) 2013-12-30 10:50
Très jolie prise au bon moment, il semble attendre que vous le preniez en photo :-), c'est très réussi, il est magnifique, belle vue en WS aussi
Bonne et heureuse année cher ami
jadesgran (5397) 2013-12-30 10:54
This is a superb picture of a Cormorant drying it`s wings.The quality is fantastic, and I can see detail in every feather.I thought I had some good pictures of cormorants when in Australia, but seeing yours I think
I must go back and try again!!
Very best wishes
lousat (86998) 2013-12-30 14:30
Hi Ike,you know how i like nature pics and this is a great gift to me,a magnificent wings position of this black cormorant,great capture with the best timing and fine details too.I wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks! Luciano
emka (91460) 2013-12-30 14:51
hello Ike, Splendid clear shot of this big bird. fantastic composition and sharpness. marvelous colours of yarkon river.
I wish you the new year full of happiness and joy and great travels
PS. Thank your for the location of my latest photo. i didn't thi nk about looking for it.
Waylim (25468) 2013-12-30 15:37
Beautiful photo of the Cormorant spreading its wing to dry. Excellent details on its plumage with shiny reflection of light. A beautiful nature shot.
Miguel82 (27277) 2013-12-30 15:59
So beautiful picture to close that year 2013 Ike, the cormorant is drying its feathers takind advantage of the sun and the heat, it's a strong diver and it can capture a lot of fishes and small reptiles, excellent colors and light, good night
worldcitizen (8194) 2013-12-30 16:35
This is an impressive bird, and he seems very proud of his beauty. :-) I like the outstretched wings against the green color of the river. I never see cormorants here in NYC. Wishing you all the best in 2014! :-)
shevchenko (19444) 2013-12-30 18:22
Good capture to show a bird that swaying it's wings, distinct photo and clear to show feathers on it's body, nice colourful background with some wave on the water, informative note to introduce the living style of this bird, well done.
Happy New Year 2014
Sonata11 (33737) 2013-12-30 18:27
very beautiful composition. Perfectly well done. Love it. Best regards and have a Happy New Year 2014, Barbara
mcmtanyel (19575) 2013-12-30 19:39
A magnificent capture, congratulations on your timing. The green hue on the river is fabulous, too.
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-12-30 21:22
Happy New Year ! Nice shot of the Black Cormorant.Good sharpness and tight framing.Well captured.TFS.
Nicou (135950) 2013-12-31 1:02
quelle compo et vue de ce cormoran sueprbe les ailes grandes ouvertes quel rendu sur ce noir et ce bec sueprbe compo et vue splendide iamge.
Bonne année 2014, tous mes vœux.
mirosu (15972) 2013-12-31 1:04
Excellent Cormorant photo. Thanks to the soft light the bird's plumage is rendered incredibly well, with great feather detail, and it's also lovely and sharp. I particularly like the differential focus, with the bird standing out against well blurred background. Excellent bird photo!!! Well done.
Royaldevon (36029) 2013-12-31 5:47
I do love to watch these birds, they appear to hang out as if drying their wings on a washing line!
This is an excellent shot. The subtle hues on the bird's plumage have been very well captured, with a very lovely iridescence.
The outstretched wings invite us to look further, to see the lovely greens and oranges reflected in the water.
My very best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2014, Bev :-)
pajaran (57863) 2013-12-31 7:54
Interesantan tekst o Cormoranu, velikom stetocini za riblji fond reka ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Srecna Nova godina, sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
An interesting article about the cormorant, the great pest of fish stocks the river ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life with good health.
eldancer1 (35403) 2013-12-31 10:17
Cormorant like to spread their wings like this all the time. Great pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (41070) 2013-12-31 10:30
picture 1001 is brilliant, the black cormorant seems to be posing for you as if it was trained:) It's so attractive with its long wings spread against a fine textured backdrop of warm colours. I like your choice of a symmetrical composition, a close up and a tight framing. You captured a superb portrait. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very happy year, peaceful, creative and prosperous!
delpeoples (56722) 2013-12-31 18:51
Happy New Year! I hope you celebrated in style and wish you every happiness and good luck in the coming year. How symbolic your title, for we must all spread our wings a little more. The cormorant is defined beautifully and I love the mix of greens and yellows in the water surrounding him, which contrast so beautifully with his dark feathers. Excellent landscape format shot, congratulations.
jhm (148606) 2014-01-01 3:14
This are my first points 2014.
What a nice picture with the open wings of the Cormorant.
The Cormorant the big foe of the fishermen here in Belgium.
You took a very nice moment and a lovely picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice first day 2014,
danos (94114) 2014-01-02 1:14
very nice the view as the 'pose' of the black cormorant as sitting on the stone to dry its feathers.I like the close up view with the excellent light and colour management to brings out the details of it.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
ChrisJ (109330) 2014-01-02 7:34
A superb capture of the cormorant spreading its wings to dry, with effective tight framing and very good sharpness. Nice reflections of the waterside greenery in the bg. The shallow dof has isolated and emphasised the bird distinctly from the bg. Have a nice weekend!
adramad (43051) 2014-01-02 8:40
They wonder how well you've captured this cormorant, wings extended so as to start the flight, looks really wonderful, beautiful green background that water, which enhances the figure of the great bird.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good evening.
mkamionka (34539) 2014-01-02 13:54
beautiful wildlife photography. I like the spread wings here, you captured them so symmetrically which contributes to a nice geometry. We can admire the bird in all its beauty with all details quite clear.
Very well done!
Have a happy New Year!
mesutilgim (92258) 2014-01-03 7:00
Very nice capture of this beautiful cormorant drying her wings !
Allthough the post where she is resting is quite shitty, she is seemingly happy !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (19789) 2014-01-03 14:32
Beautiful capture of the cormorant with nice colors and great neatness. Amazing nature photo! I like it!
Happy New Year 2014 for you and your!
clic (16592) 2014-01-03 15:53
Cormorans are not informed of the invention called 'electric dryers' and that's why they adopt this elegant posture to dry out their plumage, thus creating such attractive wildlife shots that you captured with admirable details!
adores (43799) 2014-01-05 15:25
I've seen Cormorants in China and I enjoyed it a lot. I like the pose here. You got a nice composition and light and colours are also very good!
maloutim (9639) 2014-01-06 21:52
My favorite photos are of birds, you know that don't you ?
What a lovely capture to introduce the New year ! Spreading its wings towards a bright future hopefully !
Also spreading its wings to dry them ! Let's hope they won't be too wet from the numerous cyclones raging around the world lately !
Great texture of the bird against the green background of the water surface . I also like the WS especially the texture of the water.
Thanks for sharing and have a happy new year.
jmdias (61178) 2014-01-07 15:36
I will post a similar image when I will post images from Namibia, anyway my bird was very far while yours is so close we can count its feathers. nice details of the animal. excellent job.
papagolf21 (95323) 2014-01-14 14:31
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Ce cormoran aux ailes déployées semble avoir posé pour vous et pour le site de TE.
Le regard perçant, les détails du plumage, tout est une réussite.
jcpix (13846) 2014-01-17 19:49
Most impressive, you've captured this Cormorant in all of its glory with wings spread wide...looks rather majestic in this pose, or was it "playing to the crowd" knowing you were taking its picture? :)
A proud moment regardless, and you have a superb backdrop of color against its darkened frame to prominently display its features and form..the contrast is strong. Amazing to think it can be under water for 27 seconds trying to find fish, nature is mysterious and wonderful. Great clarity and detail too, this turned out really well! Enjoy the weekend.
COSTANTINO (62551) 2014-01-21 13:30
I loved this capture with this biggest bird
along the Yarkon river caled Black Carmorant
perfect presentation the right timing
nice shot the right timing
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-28 11:34
i cormorani hanno la particolarità di essere costretti ad asciugare le loro ali dopo i loro tuffi nell'acqua per catturare le prede. Se si ha la fortuna di incontrarne uno è questo il momento più favorevole per scattare una bella fotografia.
E' quello che hai fatto e il risultato è molto buono sia per la buona nitidezza che per la composizione perfetta grazie ad uno sfondo idoneo.
Uno scatto molto ben fatto e piuttosto originale.
Ciao e buona serata
berek (47154) 2014-12-29 19:16
Good morning my friend,
Lovely taken at the right moment, he seems to expect that you take a picture, it is very successful.i like your WS too my friend.Happy New Year dear friend
Curious_Eye (1320) 2015-03-08 4:15
A great timing and an incredible capture. Not only is the bird impressive, but I also like the colour and the reflections on the water in the background. Congratulations!
All the best,
Matyas (13615) 2015-07-21 0:49
Shalom Ike! Amazing bird, fantastic pose, scene, scenery. Ideal momment. Perfect take. Good quality: colours, contrast, sharpness. Good luck!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (67069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1300 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 7:42