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Old Jun 21, 2013, 5:33 PM   #1
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Default Cormorant fishing

I thought this Double-crested Cormorant was playing with his food by driving again into the water with a small fish in the bill. It turned out he was trying to shake out the strand of algae hanging on the his bill. However, he was unsuccessful in doing so. The strand of algae was still there after he swallowed the fish.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 6:08 PM   #2
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Three more pictures of the same Cormorant swimming around before he caught the fish.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 7:06 PM   #3
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I went out to the lagoon again at 4:30pm and took these 2 pictures. The camera wasn't set up quite right with shutter set to 1/320 sec and the VC switch accidentally turned off. This is the biggest complaint I have on the Tamron lens with the VC switch which can be easily turned off by a very slight touch.
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Great sequence. I bet that Cormorant wished he had a set of hands with opposable thumbs.
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Like having a piece of spinach on your tooth and nobody tells you. Great series.
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Thanks for viewing my pictures, Bob and Lesmore49!
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Love the rich blue in the first few of the series.

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Love the rich blue in the first few of the series.

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On any bright ans sunny day, the lagoon water is always blue from the reflection of the blue sky. In the evening, the color changes to orange yellow because of the evening sunlight. Thanks for viewing my pictures and making comments.
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