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AntZ
04-18-2009, 07:40 PM
This thought this guy was a cormorant, but he is actually a Darter. Male I believe. The lighting was horrible as it was bright 11am sun, and there were lots of reflections off the rocks and his wings. He was quite patient though, as he let me walk all the way around him until he flew off providing shot 3.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/SepTdooqPoI/AAAAAAAAD-s/R4mKMJwBVFs/s640/IMG_8014.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/3454037092/

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/SepGYNybq8I/AAAAAAAAD-Y/-QntzF9RNZM/s640/IMG_8055.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/SepFytvLXrI/AAAAAAAAD-Q/h8oAJn6YERU/s640/IMG_8059.jpg

I include this one only to see him from the front, because it is an "average" shot at best.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/SepWCAwgz2I/AAAAAAAAD-0/wMXDSOOrTTQ/s640/IMG_7987.jpg

zenador
04-18-2009, 07:55 PM
Beautiful... Just beautiful.... I love the 3rd one.

Z

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 12:02 AM
Great work AntZ! I've seen a couple of Darters now but can't get close enough to them. You must have caught him with wet wings so he pushed his luck.

Iguanasan
04-19-2009, 09:27 AM
Great stuff. I really like #2!

naturequestphoto
04-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Nice!
I find birds the hardest subject to shoot.
Good job.

Marko
04-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Despite the harsh light, you were able to pull off some really good shots - good on you!