Great Cormorant (juvenile) Phalacrocorax carbo basking in the afternoon sun…
Cormorants feed exclusively on fish, which are caught by means of dives from the surface of the water. The cormorants feathers allow the water to penetrate them, which enables the birds to swim well under water.

Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave
Victoria, Australia.

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Canon EOS 50D
Sigma 150 – 500
Aperture Priority
1/332 sec – f/6.44 – ISO100
Focal Length 500mm

SEPT 2nd. 2012 – 177 Views

My Best Side

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After all of this is over
all that will have really mattered
is how we treated each other …

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  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 3 years ago

    An outstanding capture …

  • Hi Johanna, thank you for your kind words. They really are great birds to spend time with and this one didn’t seem to mind me being there. Glad you like it, cheers ….. all the best for the New Year :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    January 1, 2012

  • Hi Teresa, thank you so much for selecting ‘My best side’ to be featured in 300+ Go Long. What a great way to start the New Year. Cheers and all the best for 2012 :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jordy

  • Hi Roy, thank you for your kind words and the fave, much appreciated. Cheers :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    a beauty

  • Hi Supergold, thank you so much for your comment and the fave, I’m glad you like it. Cheers :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture.

  • Hi Julie, thank you once again for your continued support :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture.

  • Hi Lyn, thank you so much for the fave and encouraging comments, cheers :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • Padmakar Kappagantula
    Padmakar Kappa...almost 3 years ago


  • Hi Padmakar, nice to meet you. Thank you so much for viewing my work and the fave, glad you like it, cheers :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture. I’ve seem these birds here on occasion and they are very hard to shoot, they dive under the water and get away as fast as they can.

  • Hi Vivian, you are too kind. I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful support :)
    I find with these birds that if you can get them on a day when its quite, and you have time to just sit with them for a while then you can gradually get closer and closer to them. But then again, if they are not in the mood they can disappear as soon as you look at them :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    7 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • miroslava
    miroslavaalmost 3 years ago

    stunning capture !!!

  • Thanks Miroslava, glad you like it :)

    – Gary Davey (Jordy)

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