Sunday photoblogging: cormorants

by Chris Bertram on October 14, 2018

Cormorant (or shag?)-2



David Evans 10.14.18 at 1:42 pm

Curse you! Even your cormorants are more colourful than mine. How do you do it?


Alan White 10.14.18 at 2:14 pm

As I well know, it can be very difficult to capture birds with many of their distinctive features, especially with birds that many regard as “plain”. Great job!


Ben 10.14.18 at 3:21 pm

I love the lines on this, and thought it was a painting at first glance


JRLRC 10.14.18 at 4:09 pm

The birds do look like a painting. Nice photo, Chris.
I give you cormorants in a wild and exotic region of Tabasco, México:


Dr. Hilarius 10.14.18 at 5:17 pm

Cormorants are tough to photograph. They tend to become black blobs without detail or color. Nicely done.


Chris Bertram 10.14.18 at 5:33 pm

@david … Shoot RAW, boost the shadows

@JRLRC lovely!


Waiting for Godot 10.14.18 at 7:53 pm

Cormorants are beautiful in pictures…in real life around small and medium sized lakes, not so much.


bad Jim 10.15.18 at 6:07 am

The imperious pedestal pose atop a short perch, scribbled with graffiti and splashed with shit, the wide wingspread of his sidekick promising adventure…

Oh hell yes, that photo is superb.

The cormorants of southern California don’t look like that, as far as I can tell; here they’re black from beak to tail. Fun fact: in Elizabethan times “cormorous” was synonymous with “ravenous”.


Bill Benzon 10.15.18 at 10:31 am

FWIW, I always shoot RAW (if it’s available on the camera). It gives you more control when you render the image.


Donald Coffin 10.15.18 at 2:26 pm

That looks remarkably like it could have been painted by Audubon.


JRLRC 10.15.18 at 3:05 pm

Thank you, Chris!

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