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I am thinking this is a Redfaced Cormorant, I couldn't locate an exact looking bird to confirm.. if anyone has any ideas other than mine, I am happy to hear them. Grin They are such beautiful beings, not people wary..They love to stand with their wings out, looking very proud! One of the versions is the first time I have ever seen one actually in the water swimming. Photos taken late afternoon.

The last version. the pond, is where he was. Agapanthas lining the pond edges, just for Colleen.Grin

Thank you for all comments and clicks on my last upload of the Yellow Rose.. it is much appreciated as always.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 110.1 - 471.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM
Focal Length:214mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Is My Face Red ?
Username:Lynniesefforts Lynniesefforts
Uploaded:21 Jan 2014 - 10:55 AM
Tags:Australia, Birds, Redfaced Cormorant, Waterbirds, Wildlife / nature
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 10:58 AM

A wonderful close up of the Cormorant Lynne - such a magnificent wing span.
the face does look interesting so I'll be glad to see somebody confirm your ID.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:10 AM

Super Cormorant images. Grin
My favourite is V4 with outstretched wings drying in the sunlight

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:16 AM

Stunning bird images Lynette, cannot help with an ID....and am touched the last version is for me....it's sooooooo pretty and full of my favourite flowers....just love those reflections...great set , well done

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
21 Jan 2014 - 11:22 AM

Stunning bird images ,as Colleen says (writes).- All i can say (write) is Excellent !!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile PS And a very funny title too!- J

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Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 1Danny1970 vcard United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 - 11:27 AM

A superb set Lynette, V2 and V4 are my favourites and nice reflections in V6Smile

Danny

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 11:33 AM

A bit like my face today......red.been out in the cold and wind topping up the feeders, checking the chickens...............no rest for the wicked...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Great set..............GrinGrinGrin

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Caziwinkles
21 Jan 2014 - 12:13 PM

Such a fantastic set Lynette - love the outstretched wings and V6 is a beauty with the agapanthus. Smile

Carol

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cazozphil
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21 Jan 2014 - 12:14 PM

Fantastic set of images Lynnie. Just stunning. Love v4.
Smile
Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 12:25 PM

Each image of the set is superb, Lynette. I love them all!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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briantjjones
21 Jan 2014 - 12:27 PM

Lynette, A really lovely set of images. The detail and lighting on the cormorant is great. Smile
Brian J.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 12:41 PM

Very pre-historic looking bird, Lynnie.
Great pictures - including Colleen's flowers.
If you ever do one for me, I'd like bathing beauties, please.

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Lynniesefforts
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21 Jan 2014 - 12:57 PM

It will be a long wait Peter Tongue

Lynette Grin

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
21 Jan 2014 - 1:49 PM

This is a winged beauty, showing off. Well done.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 3:16 PM

Beautiful as could be...what a great set Lynette
all stunning images
Lillian

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 4:14 PM

Stunning set Lynette. Incredible plummage detail. All wonderful pictures. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

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AlexAppleby
21 Jan 2014 - 5:28 PM

Great shots Lynnie - I particularly like V2, such a clear shot of the bird and it is complimented by the colour of the water (almost the same colour as its eyes)! Well done indeed!

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 6:13 PM

A superb set of images, Lynnette.

Richard

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 8:21 PM

An excellent set. V4 is my favourite.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 - 8:42 PM

Wow Lynnie they are fantastic. Cathy

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 5:58 AM

Lynette, I think your Cormorant is The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), I think you call them Black Cormorants in Australia?
The image may have slightly the wrong white balance and be a little over-saturated, giving the red colour throat patch, which should be more of a yellow colour. I don't think this bird is in breeding plumage, because it would display a white thigh patch (not apparent) and I don't think the throat patch changes colour when in breeding plumage, anyway. There is a sub-species, found in Australasia, with a crest, which looks very similar to yours.
Its wings are outstretched to dry the wings, which are not water repellant - and your images look fantastic because of this..Smile

Simon

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 7:14 AM

Excellent set of Cormorant image Lynette, like them allSmile


Cliff

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Lynniesefforts
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22 Jan 2014 - 11:05 AM

Simon it has a red face and part throat, we have the black cormorants at our local lagoon, totally different, in colour and size. Grin

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23 Jan 2014 - 12:23 PM

V4 is my vote puller today

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cheesey
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23 Jan 2014 - 7:44 PM

Great shot, very nicely captured.
Cheesey Smile.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:04 PM

What a poser this bird is Lynette, I'm not surprised he was red faced being photographed unawares!WinkGrin

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