Cormorant Launch, East Machias River

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Orinthologists may disagree, but the cormorant is just an ungainly bird. Taking-off involves a lot of running-on-water and frantic

wing action. In flight, there is a lot of (almost) disjointed flapping. Landing is barely more than a controlled splash onto the water.

But, who knows, fishing under water, out-of-sight, the cormorant may be a quick and graceful athlete.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 20, 2010
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    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2010/06/27 13:03:28
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash