David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant – High Island, Texas.  Not one of the most photographed birds but I still think with the right amount of light you can get a few good captures.  This years season at Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island has arrived early.  The birds are in full swing staking out their nesting site.  Early on there are a lot of opportunities to catch in flight shots as they bring in nesting material.  We have had a few cool days but for the most part I’d say so far winter has passed us by.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 200

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Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 200

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4 responses to “Neotropic Cormorant

  1. Tim Timmis March 5, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Nice shots David. Love the green eyes on these birds. I’ve been avoiding the rookery on weekends. Need to find a Friday that I can go.

    • dda53 March 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks, I went late on a Friday. Only ran into two others. I suspect it’s going to get crowded now that more know the birds are there. I want to go early morning next time.

  2. Lyle Krahn March 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Wonderful. Those eyes are captivating. I’ve been hoping to get shots live these some day but I don’t see many.

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