Monday, August 30, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 47

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Click to visit other sites.

Fishing was slow today for the first time in three weeks so I left early. I was coming off the lake when I spotted a Cormorant sitting on a buoy. I trolled out to see what photos I could get.
As I got closer it gave me a full wing spread. They like to dry their wings on the buoys.
Did you ever see a bird run on water? It did its running take-off which is always cool to capture. The lake is 80 foot deep at this buoy.
Lake Hodgson does give me neat photo opts. See what others have to offer.

35 comments:

ewok1993 said...

oh wow, that is running on water you captured. great post.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Tom! These are fantastic! I love him spreading his wings and then running across the water! Lovely reflections and colors, too! Hope you have a great week! Thanks as always for your kind comments, much appreciated!

Sylvia

Denise said...

What a great capture of that beautiful bird, like a ballet dancer almost. Gorgeous and colorful reflections.
An English Girl Rambles

Jan said...

These are stunning photos. My first thought when I saw the middle one was, Halloween!

ksdoolittle said...

That IS a cool capture of the cormorant getting ready for flight!! It looks as though he is sitting on top of a big pumpkin. ~karen

imac said...

Another Gold my friend.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of cormorant photos. I just love that last shot of it running on the water. Great capture!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a photo op! Like Jan, I thought "Hallowe'en" until I saw it enlarged.
They aren't exactly graceful on land, but those great big webbed feet give cormorants an advantage when it comes to walking on water. A wonderful series of pictures. Thanks.
Kay
Alberta, Canada

SandyCarlson said...

Some gorgeous photos, there! Amazing. Thanks. These birds always make me think of the 1993 movie by that name.

Barb said...

Hi FG, I just photographed a group of Cormorants while visiting Martha's Vineyard. They stood in a row and spread their wings as though they were in a bird chorus line! I really like the reflections and the contrast of the orange buoy in the water.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I loved the spread wings, and the running on the water looks so cool!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful sequebce of shots f the bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the wing spread one.

Life Ramblings said...

great sequences of shots FG. i particularly like the full wing spread and lovely reflections too. a wonderful post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Maybe the Cormorant ate all of your fish today!!!!! ha..... Great pictures though of him...
Betsy

Regina said...

Wow awesome captures.
Have a great week.

seema gupta said...

just amezing..

regards

ladyfi said...

Those are fabulous shots!

Gaelyn said...

I thought it was a giant pumpkin. Very cool to see the Cormorant walk on water. Hope you didn't try that. Too bad about the fishing.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Darla said...

That is so cool!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Don't think I've seen one of those before. If I did I didn't know what it was. tee hee
Great shots! You can definitely get close to nature from the water. The flying kind of nature anyway.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Tom!
Outstanding sequence of action in these pictures, so well captured!
I love your world!
hugs
Léia

reanaclaire said...

very clear and beautiful!

Shey said...

Oohh, love watching cormorants too. It's exciting watching this one "run" in the water. Very cool. Also love the contrast of the buoy against the water. :)

Craver Vii said...

I didn't know pumpkins could float.

I'm glad you were able to get a good shot of the running on water bit. It reminds me of the little boy in the Pixar film, "The Incredibles."

Pat said...

Fantastic captures! I love the wings-spread wide and the cormorant running on the water--so cool!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures, Tom. I'm glad you trolled over there to check out the Cormorant. Your picture of his running take-off is wonderful.

Hilary said...

Cormorants are cool birds. Loons tend to take off in that goofy manner too. Great shots.

Philip said...

Gee I didn't know birds could walk on water Great Shots :))

Rose said...

Wonderful captures, especially that second one!

Tipper said...

Cannot believe you got the running on water part-wow!

Lanny said...

Those are great pics! We occasionally get a few cormorants on our pond when it is stormy and they "blow in". We like to watch them dry their wings as they sit on the beaver logs.

jeannette said...

Those were the right moments to catch these shots -yay!
By the way, I like your unusually expensive header!