Saturday, July 5, 2008

Camera Critters #13

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

The fishing started out slow today but a Cormorant was posing on a buoy. He turned and jump off in to water and paddled away.
A hawk flew by overhead.
At the main aerator for Lake Hodgson were another Cormorant and a Great Blue Heron.
I was able to inch up pretty close and he did a couple of poses before getting nervous.
He was definitely aware of me as I zoomed in with the camera.
I use a Samsung Digimax D53 camera with a 3X zoom when on the boat so don't get some of the close-ups I can get with the normal camera. The Cannon SX100 IS that I use normally has a 10X zoom and with digital can go to 40X. I do use digital zoom and with my image stabilization can get fairly good photos.

I only caught 2 Crappie and one nice 17" Largemouth Bass today. I thought it was a big Crappie but was happy for the fight. They were all returned to the lake.

30 comments:

Dina said...

Oh nice, you saw a LOT. Staying perched on that buoy looks as easy as falling off a log.

Yes, the lyrics to Glow worm were left in my Comments by another blogger with the same idea. Wanna sing it together?

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a fun photo of the cormorant! You started Camera Critters off with a smile for me!

Have a good weekend!

My Camera Critter

ratmammy said...

a great series of photos!

Christy said...

Nice photos. I recently saw a great blue heron but sadly even with the zoom I was not able to get a close enough shot for my liking.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pretty pictures of one day of fishing with that cormorants and congratulations on a good fish catch of the weekend

kjpweb said...

Looks like a great fishing day!
Cheers, Klaus

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Great pictures!!! I love the bird pictures!

My CC is now posted, too! Hope you could check it out HERE.

Happy weekends!

Raven said...

I wonder if balancing on buoys is like a bird olympics sport... where your rate for position, balance... Cool shots and the blue heron too. Nice fish as well.

The Birdlady said...

"How big?"

Rhea said...

You've got a lot of BIG birds in your post today. Very nice.

The Texican said...

That last picture says it all. You weren't skunked. Add him to the filets. Pappy

juliana rw said...

wow..you have great digicam. hope i can have proff digicam also someday :D btw, nice series of ur birds

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Picturing of Life said...

well done...

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babooshka said...

I am alwyas chasing our cormorant to snap. These are fantastic shots.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Fishing guy,
Nice to see you have Cormorants and Grey Heron over there. How about some of your back yard birds on your blog?

Marcos Santos said...

Hey Fish

The fishery today yielded more birds than fish.

Great photos always.
And thanks for visit.

Willard said...

A wonderful camera critters post!

I always enjoy your blog. You have learned to appreciate the nature that you see on a day to day basis and many do not do that.

I discovered years ago that doing so made life much more interesting and fulfilling and I am glad to see that you have discovered that too!

Reader Wil said...

So you were not the only "Fishing Guy"! Great set of photos!

Sandy Kessler said...

double good sk

Müge Tekil said...

It seems you spent a very nice day on the lake! Beautiful bird photos! Have a great Sunday!

Dick said...

Nice Camera Critters, but I think the fish don't like it.

Misty Dawn said...

LOVE the Blue Heron pics. I still can't get close enough to get a shot of the one who regularly visits our pond.

A 17" bass... not bad! If it doesn't rain here like they are calling for (yeah right - this year has been nothing but rain), I'm thinking about walking down to the pond with the pole for a little bit.

Gretchen said...

Great photos!

Haze said...

Oh how awesome! Love those shots! Well captured. Love the fist too. It sure taste nice hehehe.

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Me & my puppies said...

Cormorants are like little clown birds ~ I enjoy watching them in the water.

Tipper said...

I've never seen a Comorant before-neat! And the bass was a good one!

Lisa said...

I honestly didn't know that coromorants lived in OH. I thought they were strictly a southern bird.

Nice to see someone else from my hometown =) I was born in Ravenna and raised in Kent.

storyteller said...

The first pix a great ‘capture’ for this week’s Camera Critters, but all are wonderful. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

lingovise said...

these are all great, but I just love that first shot! Such an unexpected delight... very nice :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice pictures, your bird shots arecertainly getting better.