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Old Jun 27, 2004, 2:30 AM   #1
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a couple more shots, hand held 300 lens








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Old Jun 27, 2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Yep, that is a cormorant. Good call.

I like the use of sunset light. It makes almost every picture look better.



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Old Jun 27, 2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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Indeed a cormarant. Them are some odd birds. One of the few birds that actually have to sit on a rock and drip dry their wings. They dont have that repeling oil on their feathers like most water birds do.
During the middle ages cormarants were said to be sent by enemies in hopes the people of the village would see them as dragons.
In truth they do closely resemble prehistoric birds.
Perhaps they are direct decendants of that prehistoric bird.
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 2:26 PM   #4
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oh nice job alady!

i love the light in the first...just like eric said, sunset light can make any shot better!

nicely done!

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 2:56 PM   #5
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Nice shots Julie. :-)Speaking of sunlight in photos, when i've took photos in bright sunlight before the highlights have been overexposed. If i'd used spot metering instead of evaluative on the bright area of the picture would i be able to bring the shadows up later with photoshop to save getting blown highlights. I only thought about this when i used spot metering for the first time to enter the weekly challenge. Thanks for any tips you throw my way. There is an example of one of my blown photos on the link.:-)

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 5:06 PM   #6
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thanks for the comments. I love watching the cormorants, I think these are the birds that the fishermen in China train to catch fish for them.:-)
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:15 PM   #7
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Julie, you are getting very good with your new dslr! Methinks that you are enjoying photography alot these days...
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:21 PM   #8
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Excellent efforts, and great to see that you are considering composition in the first one.
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