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Pied Cormorant.

The background is a rock in shadow, hence dark, yet the sun was shining through his beak.

Canon 20D
Views: 451
Favs: 13

This image received Honours at the North Shore Salon of Photography, a national competition in New Zealand this year. (2007)

Honours, North Shore Photographic Society, A Grade.

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  • ECGardner
    ECGardnerover 7 years ago

    I’m not surprised it received honors — it is an amazing image. The exposure, composition, and lighting are just perfect. Well done. :)

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 7 years ago


  • phlbns
    phlbnsover 7 years ago

    Great shot…love the colours and light in tip of beak

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 7 years ago

    thank you ;)

  • pistolpete
    pistolpeteover 7 years ago

    Lovely capture,I have a Black Shag in my collection if you want to check it out.

  • Sabine Spiesser
    Sabine Spiesserover 7 years ago

    This is a brilliant shot!

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 7 years ago

    Thank you :) Glad you like it :)

  • Stefan Trenker
    Stefan Trenkerover 7 years ago

    very nice portrait! i like the way the bird holds his head! nice light as well

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 7 years ago

    well captured Robyn

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondabout 7 years ago

    he he he . I luv these little guys. So photogenic

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