Goodnight by George Cousins

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Evening in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. Cormorants and other seabirds gather on rocky islets and settle down for the night. Usually they spread their wings, very briefly, just as they first land, and it looked like they were saying Good-night to the setting sun. I finally managed to catch one with that exact pose.

Aug.1, 2009
Fuji S100FS camera

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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Chris, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Many thanks,Chris!

    – George Cousins

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 3 years ago

    Wow, what a gorgeous sunset George. I would love to see it too. Fantastic capture my friend.

  • Hi Teresa, my thanks my dear, glad you liked it. Really appreciate your critique!

    – George Cousins

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…love the mood George

  • Glad you liked it Larry, thanks so much!

    – George Cousins

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous George. You sure caught the colors just perfectly for the moment. It looks like a primitive worship at it’s best in beauty…. A fave my friend :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie, glad you liked it. I had that same feeling of primitive worship when the bird opened his wings. I think they do it to shake out any water from their last dive, but it’s so fast you really have to be lucky to get them fully spread. It worked well with the rather moody sunset. Really appreciate the fave as well!
    Hugs!! George

    – George Cousins

  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisabout 3 years ago

    love it!!!

  • Many thanks Elisabeth, and very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image George.

  • Thanks very much Bob, certainly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic sunset, those wonderful birds sure set this image off! Dee

  • Many thanks Diane! I love seabirds and anything to do with the ocean. So now and then I get!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    What an amazing capture, George. Beautiful lighting and great silhouettes.

  • Hi Mike, I’m a little late! Many thanks for your kindness, appreciated as always!

    – George Cousins

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the acceptance!

    – George Cousins

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 3 years ago

    wow, this ha so much strength to it. A wonderful shot

  • Good morning Di, and many thanks for your very kind comments!

    – George Cousins

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