Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photo Of The Day January 27

Double-Crested Cormorant

Light can make or break and image, and I know that I sound like a broken record when I say that, but it is true! I've taken plenty of images of Cormorants before, but none of them are as compelling as some of the shots I took last week. When the light is right, everything else falls into place, and in this case the Cormorant came close enough for me to get a few good shots! A few minutes before I captured this image this Cormorant caught a fish, but the fish managed to get away. This event triggering a series of quick dives by the Cormorant to require the fish, but the search was sadly in vain, at least from the point of view of the Cormorant.