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Old Dec 19, 2013, 9:52 PM   #1
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Default Cormorants in flight and on water

The neighborhood lagoons are full of Cormorants in the afternoon. Here is a few pictures I took with two in flight and the rest in water flapping their wings.
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 3:30 PM   #2
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Good job, the second one is my favorite.

Cormorants fly very fast and it is hard to have a sharp picture of them.

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Good job, the second one is my favorite.

Cormorants fly very fast and it is hard to have a sharp picture of them.

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Thanks, Marcelo! Taking pictures of a Cormorant in mid-air is more difficult. These pictures were taken from a few feet above the water. The Cormorants were sitting on the water before they took off. When they take off, they have to jump up by flapping their wings to pull up. It takes a few second before they can lift off thus giving you time to get ready to shoot.
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