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Cormorants

By ade123
Any advice will be appreciated on composition etc

Tags: Wildlife and nature Bird cormorant

Voters: cats_123, Holmewood, LynneJoyce and 1 more


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tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
16 Jul 2013 7:50PM
No fault finding here. You snipped the tail a little but that is just fine with me. I know the rest of it is still there. Keeping the rear or tail near the frame is usually best. Others may say '' Pity about the tail '', but don't worry. That is just another opinion. TG

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ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:55PM
Hi Tony thanks for the comments
I was surprised to see the birds so close to be honest and there was also a third one close by and it looked as though the 3 were ready for take off so i took the photos a bit too quick i think,i also have another photo which i will upload tomorrow hopefully you could give some advice on that too.

Regards Adrian
paulbroad 9 116 1057 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:03PM
I would prefer the birds fully shown, or closer and cropped tighter. One or the other. They look to be on fresh water, in which case, pass my gun. I like to see Cormorants, but on the sea where they belong.

paul
ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:17PM
Me too Paul
My local river has become home to quite a few over the last few years
I will upload another photo tomorrow of the 2 birds which i have cropped although 1 bird is slightly out of focus but would like your comments on the overall picture

Regards Adrian
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
16 Jul 2013 8:32PM
Tow for the price of one...have uploaded a couple of mods..which shows the difference in the focusing Smile
ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:38PM
looks like i am join to have to start learning how to use lightroom etc

Thanks for the 2 mods
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:31PM
This post proves that for every photographer there is an opinion and that they are all different. Mine is as follows - its a shame that you have cropped off the wing of one bird and the tail of the other but to my mind the dynamic of the birds looking at each other is what counts here. I am nowhere near my computer at the moment or I would experiment with different crops, but there has to be a way of capturing this dynamic.

I think that the feather texture and detail you have here is wonderful. There, that's my two pen'orth!
ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:38PM
Many thanks for your input Lynne
paulbroad 9 116 1057 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Not the place to discuss it, I know, but half a dozen Cormorants can kill several thousand fish in a fresh water lake in a couple of weeks. Do gooders are no help and there is only one remedy. Which has the most right to live, half a dozen Cormorants or thousands of fish.

The case for culling is strong.

paul

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