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Old Nov 1, 2009, 5:52 PM   #1
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Default Cormorants (again) and some others

As I'm learning to use my big old lens, wanted to re-try some shots at our more elusive waterbirds. Last attempt at the cormorants was pretty bad. What do you think of these?
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Just for good measure, here are a few practice shots of a squirrel busy with his/her autumn preparations. I like the composition, but they still look a bit soft to me. What do you think?
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Great pix...but what happened to that last pix of the squirrel...looks like it either took a hit, or was caught in mid crunch of an acorn ?
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Ha! The last one cracked me up.
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I don't find cormorants in this plumage particularly satisfying to photograph under the best of conditions, and the lighting on these is not at all favorable.

The last squirrel shot is a sketch - looks like he had a hard nut to crack!
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Wow! Mole-

You have that so called, "big, old lens" very well trained. The coromat series is excellent.

Have a great day.

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They all look good to me, the last one is funny.

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Thanks for all the great comments!

Les - he/she was just really enjoying that acorn, and yes, I caught him/her in "mid-crunch!"

GW - folks like you & me have to watch out for squirrels - even if we are "tough nuts to crack,' we're still nuts!

Penolta - I agree that juvenile plumage DC Cormorants are less than gorgeous, but was really trying for a good shot for our park records & educational efforts. Do you think these are clear enough for folks to recognize them when they see them in the park?

Sarah - Thanks! glad you liked them!

Rodney - That squirrel sure is a good performer! Will have to look him up again soon!
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Nice shots Mole.

I don't know what the squirrel saw but he sure did not want to share his nut with it.

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Penolta - Do you think these are clear enough for folks to recognize them when they see them in the park?
Absolutely. I took the liberty of reducing the highlights and shadows in PSE to bring out more of the feather detail. Whether it makes any difference may depend on one's monitor settings.

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