Sharing moments in time…

Cormorant Take-Off

I don’t know whether anyone but me is interested, but I always love to watch cormorants take-off.  They skip any number of times across the water until they finally decide to fly.  I had an opportunity this morning to catch a sequence of shots of a take-off.  Not my best photography from an artistic sense but maybe interesting anyway?



11 responses

  1. Martin Montpellier

    Amazing birds. In north Spain there are a strong population. I like see them on action, or drying in the sun on the cliffs.

    October 31, 2011 at 11:36 am

    • Hi Martin. My next door neighbors just returned from the north of Spain – and loved it! Cormorants ARE great birds – not the easiest to photograph and get any detail but I keep trying!

      October 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm

  2. Great photos…I’m not quick enough to get photos like that…thanks for sharing the photos…
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

  3. Beautiful photos. I like the crystal clear and smooth capture of the water also.

    October 31, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    • Thanks Fergie – it was a fine morning to catch the smooth water to show off the bird’s Moves….

      October 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

  4. I enjoy watching all kinds of birds take off though I’ve never see cormorants in flight like this. Great capture!

    October 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

  5. You take great photos. I love to see and hear a loon take off. They have such a hard time getting up into the air, it is so much fun to see.
    I love the way you have captured the wings.

    October 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    • I’ve never seen a loon around here but you can certainly hear the wings flapping on these big cormorantsf

      October 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm


    December 10, 2011 at 12:06 am

    • Thanks Anthony – I still can’t figure out how they do it exactly but I liked the sequence.

      December 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

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