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The Cormorant Man

Taken in Southern China..on the Li River..early morning.


Tags: China Portraits and people

Voters: StuartAt, terry_cavner, jennialexander and 192 more

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StuartAt 12 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:03PM
Stunning portrait. Love the light from the lantern and the inclusion of the cormorant.

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Carrie_1 7 2 6 Wales
10 Jul 2011 9:06PM
Stunning shot.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:07PM
Fantastic shot.

10 Jul 2011 9:10PM
really moody image,
Extremely well captured
I love it
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
10 Jul 2011 9:15PM
Outstanding.....Again Grin

MandyS 11 9 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:15PM
Excellent capture as are a great many of your images.
bokeh 9 2 Romania
10 Jul 2011 9:16PM
fantastic shot,excellent colours and light
LesF 11 182 9
10 Jul 2011 9:17PM

Sean_Dillon 8 2 2 England
10 Jul 2011 9:38PM
Stunning environmental portrait, great work.
Bravdo 9 17 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 10:03PM
Stunning Capture.shows the mood well and again the lantern adds to the quality of this capture.

10 Jul 2011 10:08PM
What a wonderful capture! Great composition and light.
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 10:33PM
fabulous work
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 11:06PM
Absolutely stunning portraiture.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Jul 2011 11:51PM
Love this saturated color!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
10 Jul 2011 11:58PM
Love it!!! And there's his bird, his companion. Beautiful light and rich tones. Guess I will have to shortlist it, I haven't an award available to give.............Sandy
Sezz 12 617 15 England
10 Jul 2011 11:58PM
Even better than 'Crouching Tiger' and that's saying something! Outstanding once again and I am so pleased that you've been awarded an EC for this Si!

Sarah *
mswiech 6 3 1 Canada
11 Jul 2011 2:19AM
Excellent shot you have. Love the lighting, composition, overall feel of this picture. It tells a lot when you just look at it. Very well done.
11 Jul 2011 2:25AM
Great. 5*****. wonderful.
11 Jul 2011 3:16AM
Another fantastic shot Si - love the light catching in his eyes, well done !

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
11 Jul 2011 3:33AM
biggest congrats on those awards.lesley
LesF 11 182 9
11 Jul 2011 6:15AM
Huge congratulations Simon POTW well done and well deserved

Devon_Wild 7 8 1 England
11 Jul 2011 7:29AM
Stunning photograph, wonderful colours ............Rob
11 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 7:51AM
Yey ! Really Chuft EC and POTW. Thanks Pete and EPZ ! Especially sweet because this trip to China was quite testing with the rain pouring down most mornings on the Li River ( 1st week)with me trying to set my tripod up around 6 in the morning with the fishermans boat moving back and forth on the river. The second week was slightly different with me moving to a rural village ( Wu's Village) around 5 hours from Yangshuo. However the mozzies loved me here, and was bitten many times and I felt like a zombie walking around cos I felt quite ill. Anyway all good! Regards Simon GrinGrinGrin
Sezz 12 617 15 England
11 Jul 2011 8:18AM
POTW - more congrat's Simon!
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
11 Jul 2011 8:38AM
This will look stunning on canvas,very well done & most deserved !!
ianrobinson Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 9:02AM
wow, this is so superb, it looks like a painting, may i ask how you achieved the effect.
This is amazing, love that light and the whole mood you have managed to capture.

11 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 9:05AM
Thanks Msweich for UA!.. And Ian this is just a straight shot in low light but probably enhanced by the low light and glow from lamp.
Cheers Si.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
11 Jul 2011 9:06AM
Congratulations on POTW Si, just had to be really Grin

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Jul 2011 9:07AM
Well done, mate.
Exposure etc is spot on.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
11 Jul 2011 9:08AM
While you're answering questions then Si what sort of focal length were you shooting these at, I assume the guy is not that far out???
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
11 Jul 2011 9:34AM
POTW.....Can't argue with that, as I said earlier an outstanding image....

11 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 9:38AM
Hi Darren, I used a 28-70mm Nikon Lens..but probably captured this around 50mm or standard lens focal length. The fisherman was around 5 feet from me.

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
11 Jul 2011 10:28AM
Cheers Si and once again congratulations, top shot.

soulofharmony 7 22 1 Norfolk Island
11 Jul 2011 10:29AM
Congrat's Si ... So very well deserved ....

"So pleased for you"..Wink

Nikki !! xx
11 Jul 2011 11:50AM
superb shot ! i have seen documentaries about these fisherman, you truly deserve all the accolades bestowed upon you for this stunning piece of work
Landlord 10 25 1 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 11:58AM
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Jul 2011 12:23PM
Missed this one,well deserved awards Simon.
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 12:35PM
Brilliant work Simon and congrats on the awards, particularly the PotW.

Platchet 10 5 8 Wales
11 Jul 2011 1:15PM
Stunning Photograhy.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 1:59PM
Hey Landlord thank you very much for UA Smile

mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 3:42PM
Fantastic shot. Very atmospheric and the lighting balance is so well done.
nimmo47 9 6 England
11 Jul 2011 4:09PM
Awesome capture nice one, love it.
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 5:41PM
Superb... congrats on the PoW... well deserving.

Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
11 Jul 2011 5:52PM
Congrats on the award Si...thought I had commented on this at the time - glad to see it getting the accolade mate, well deserved.
11 Jul 2011 6:20PM
11 Jul 2011 6:42PM
Just can't get enough of these images Simon, BRILLIANT!

John Smile
TOWI 6 Norway
11 Jul 2011 7:05PM
Amazing. It is absolutely destitute to see, but you can actually read the mans life in hes wrinkles, and it would not have been possible without such a good photographer. Bravo!!

old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 7:47PM
One of the best of the series.
edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:02PM
Congratulations Simon, great image. Bet it will look good on canvas. Still waiting for mine Sad

11 Jul 2011 8:04PM
Superb Smile Congratulations Smile
billydo 14 79 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:21PM
Well deserved awards Si. It's a cracker...

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
11 Jul 2011 9:16PM
Outstanding image - both the bird and the man seem to be looking at each other out of the corner of their eye.
JaneMIchelle 6 1 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 9:38PM
would love to see this, lovely capture in the low light
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 10:51PM
Wu is cool Smile

Splendid trademark light Si , lovely.
PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
12 Jul 2011 8:03AM
Absolutely amazing! Words fail me!

Congratulations on all the awards! They're well deserved!


SteveH1978 7 3 3 England
12 Jul 2011 8:54AM
Absolutely stunning shot, the lighting, composition, everything just perfect.

12 Jul 2011 8:54AM
Stunning!! - congratulations on awards!!

Congratulations on your win, Simon......Your image is full of character, which makes for a Brilliant shot.
Suzan Smile
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 10:02AM
superb character detail -excellent composition and use of the light.
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
13 Jul 2011 2:37PM
Congrats mate GrinGrin
Sezz 12 617 15 England
13 Jul 2011 2:41PM
How could I not award this one Si Smile
11 12 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:37PM
Hey Sarah thank you so much for UA! Means alot Smile

13 Jul 2011 5:56PM
wyatturp 12 2 England
13 Jul 2011 10:36PM
Very well done

MarioV 6 Australia
14 Jul 2011 12:49AM
Most impressive. This shot looks like fantasy artwork. Engrossing and mysterious. Well done.
ivhenx 6 Indonesia
14 Jul 2011 2:39AM
Good job
LizH 11 Australia
14 Jul 2011 6:48AM
Wonderful capture. Light is wonderful. Great processing.
Pinarello 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 11:59AM
This must have been taken in Guilin China where the fishermen use the Cormorants
to catch the fish, there necks have a string around there throats to stop them from
swallowing the fish but they do get fed at the end of the day, I was there some years
ago and wish an image like this was possible, wonderful photo, captures the moment
perfectly, to take a photo like this doe's not come around very often, well done, look
forward to seeing more of your Images.
These images of the fishermen are stunning you really should be going professional. Is it possible to buy any of these photographs?
Dyl001 7 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 11:24AM
celestun 13 29 14 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 10:51PM
Brilliant shot Si. This is up there with your best. The lighting is breathtaking. You really have to live a shot like this and your descriptions of the journey measure up perfectly.

11 12 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2011 1:42PM
Hey Martin, thank you so much for your UA! Means alot SmileSmile

This certainly deserves photo of the week. Well done
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:03PM
...I don't always agree with Pete's choice for POTW...but he sure got it right this time.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:38PM
Thanks alot Mike for the UA! GrinGrin

Regards Simon.
Outlander 8 73
18 Jul 2011 7:45AM
let me add my contracts to all the others. very well done indeed.
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:59PM
...I don't understand how this amazing picture can earn POTW but not be "Highly Commended".

If it's the given weeks best picture and I'm sure it is then surely it follows that it warrants a "Highly Commended" too.

.....c'mon Pete...get it right Smile

20 Jul 2011 4:26PM
Amazing photograph, you have captured a wonderful moment, the lantern shows it is still very early but have still managed to get the limestone karsts in the background and of course the cormorant. Have been there but missed this guy!
Delbon 9 4 England
24 Jul 2011 10:55PM
Outstanding!!!!!! superb photography

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
24 Jul 2011 11:05PM
An outstanding image Simon, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 8:13PM
Fascinating and beautiful.

stevieasp 10 7 England
4 Aug 2011 6:14PM
Work of art, superb.
March5 5 Georgia
31 Oct 2011 9:38PM
Such a beautiful tones Smile
24 Feb 2012 10:08PM

take it easy
mugshotmyk 6 3 9 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:55AM
Only 191 votes!!! That's almost an insult for a shot of this quality.....Grin
19 Jan 2013 1:49PM
Love this Portrait!!

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