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The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigate birds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish.
Found this Mr. or Mrs, doing exactly that, on my last trip down in the glades.... I've always been a sucker for that,,EYE... Ok on to the details, playing around with dof here. Big glass allows ya, a very shallow dof, ( thus my reason to use f 6.3...being so close f4 and f5.6 were just too shallow, with e the loss of the feather details)and can be a real asset when trying to drive the viewer's eye directly to the subject at heart. Click image to darken bkg......
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