Wing Drying Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

I’m very fortunate to be able to spend some time in Florida each year. Although the Northeast (in my case, PA & MD) have a great variety of birds, there are just some species that I don’t get the opportunity to photograph too often. Given that, I really enjoy my trips to the south.

A couple of weeks ago I spotted this cormorant drying its wings. I like the marshy background, even though I have quite a shallow depth of field. It still gives a nice feel to the photo.

According to Sibley’s, this is an adult Double-crested Cormorant in its nonbreeding plumage.

The technicals for the photo are as follows: Nikon D4S, 300mm f4 PF lens with a 1.4 teleconverter attached (420mm), ISO 220, f5.6, 1/1250 second.

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