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Old Nov 15, 2007, 7:29 AM   #1
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This creature was very far away from me, I think about 30-40m and the light on him was from the 2pm position. He was high up on a branch. Focusing is difficult because his right blue eye was so tiny, worst still, so lack of lustre. I shot him with a 1000mm mirror reflex. Have never taken shots of the cormorant before. They are really not that smart, I personally feel. Last but not the least, they are very noisy, cracking all the time on the tree where they occupy.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 9:31 PM   #2
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Yeah, but those blue eyes offset by that yellow mask is so !

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 9:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, really an attractive yellow mask. Thanks for vieiwing and giving comments.
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 8:07 PM   #4
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interesting angle, i seldom see them upin trees like that here. looks like you may have gotten a juvenile here; the adults have brighter eyes and the beaks are more yellow.
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 8:19 PM   #5
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Nice job, wk7leung. These birds do have very pretty eyes and if you catch them with a back view and good lighting, they have a very attractive plumage pattern.
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Old Nov 21, 2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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squirl033: I do wish that both the male and the female might have bigger and brighter eyes or that as they grow up, the tiny little blue eyescan be larger and brighter. I depend on them to focus!

Sabine: Can't agree more. The plumage pattern on the body is always the guide to preliminary focusing before further on at the eye. I am looking fora day off to the marshes to shoot them again with better lighting.

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