Thomas Wiemer, EPSA, BPSA, AFIAP  

Envious Cormorant by Thomas Wiemer, EPSA, BPSA, AFIAP

October 2019 - Envious Cormorant

About the Image(s)

The picture was taken at the bird park Walsrode, like the one last month. This time without any experiments with Topaz and Photoshop :) Every day at the same time the feeding of the pelicans takes place. With some luck you can anticipate in which direction the fishes will be thrown.
I used my Canon 5D III with the 100-400 lens.

4 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Thomas, you captured the image at the peak of the action when the pelican had just caught the fish and has not swallowed it yet and with the wings still up after the movement. You can also tell the frustration in the face of the cormorant, that he did not catch the fish. It is very sharp, and the white is not overexposed being able to see detail throughout the feathers. The background is dark and not distracting at all.
I am curious was was the ISO, Shutter speed and f/stop.   Posted: 10/08/2019 15:07:08
Thomas Wiemer   Thomas Wiemer
The datas: ISO 400 1/800sec f/7,1   Posted: 10/09/2019 04:30:16

Joseph Hearst   Joseph Hearst
Brilliant capture, delightful stop motion. And I love the contrast between the eyes of the two birds. I also think that you did a great job with the background.   Posted: 10/09/2019 15:25:57

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Thomas, if you had photographed only the pelican with the fish still visible in its beak, it would have been a superb shot. To have caught the cormorant also, with that almost human expression of frustration on its face, is absolutely brilliant. The image is sharp and there is no distracting background. It is a remarkable capture of the interraction between these two birds.   Posted: 10/10/2019 08:17:53


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