The Ocean's Pulse

Critique Style Requested: Standard

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The cormorant, still and patient, listens to the ancient pulse of the ocean.

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500 mm at ISO 640 and 1⁄2500sec at ƒ/7.1

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Nicley done Saundie. I like the pose and the bird being on the pinnacle of the rocky perch which has interest on its own. We don’t have a great look at the eye but the pose makes up for that. Interesting BG that enhances rather than compete.

You caught a contemplative appearing pose. The contrasting blacks and whites seem to be handled well. The setting speaks well to the bird’s environment.

I really like this one Saundie. You did a great job handling those bright whites while also getting some detail out of those black blacks. I like the colors in the face, and the nice pose, on the nice mound of rock.

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Thanks for the encouraging feedback! :pray:

I like this subject’s pose and its environment a lot. Well done. I wish we had this penguin brand of cormorant around here. Ours are all black.

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Thanks, Dave! Yes, we are spoiled for choice here when it comes to cormorants! :+1: