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Old Jan 17, 2010, 6:11 PM   #1
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Taken at a local urban pond with 500mm Russian reflex lens on Sony A200.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 9:12 PM   #2
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Beautiful shot. Is he your pet? Man, I would love to have one of these guys as a pet.

I could eat fish every day with him, more or less like the Japanese who have Cormorants who fish for them.

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As a sport fisherman for lots of years, I have come to despise these birds.
They can clean out a Trout stream in a weeks time.
I liked them better when they were on the endangered species list!
Nice picture though
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As a sport fisherman for lots of years, I have come to despise these birds.
They can clean out a Trout stream in a weeks time.
I liked them better when they were on the endangered species list!
Nice picture though
I believe this is a popular myth, more or less like the one about Carp destroying the environment. Each Spring in New York the Conservation department dumps a few thousand trout into every river; these rivers being lined wall to wall with guys dressed up in waders and fly vests. For some reason, these ten thousand fisherman seem to have no trouble in cleaning out these tame and naive trout... Why blame the Cormorants? One wonders what the trout did before civilization and all its wonders came to NA? Cormorants are easy to anthropomophise about. Their voices feed the myth of them being greedy, ruthless killers. They're not. They fish until their full... As for this photograph, it really belongs in the Wildlife forum, but I was not kidding when I say there are fishermen in Japan who fish With them. They tie a ring around their necks so that they can't swallow the fish; after the Cormorants have caught enough, the fisherment will them give them a few as a reward. Dave
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Sorry about putting this in the wrong forum. I guess my 75 year old brain wasn't up to the task of recognizing "Wildlife" on the forum selection list.
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Sorry about putting this in the wrong forum. I guess my 75 year old brain wasn't up to the task of recognizing "Wildlife" on the forum selection list.
It's "borderline," since the Japanese do indeed, err, domesticate Cormorants.

Never saw it done in the US. But I do have a shot of a Cormorant trying to swallow a three pound Bass. No go, the Bass got away...

And it is a nice shot...

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