Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wet Runway




1/1000 sec. f/8 ISO 400

Double-crested Cormorant


36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so awesome! 'and we have lift-off!' :)

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Cool series! He seems to be running on top the water in the second frame. I see these birds all the time, but they're usually stationary. Excellent photography!

Tanya Breese said...

awesome shots and i love the title too!

Dave said...

They can only get away with landing on large expanses of water, for something that we take for granted its great to step back and watch what really happens on something as mundane as a take off.... great post Brian.

Montanagirl said...

Great action sequence of the Cormorant. And I LOVE your caption!

bailey-road.com said...

Great action series!

Karen said...

Really cool!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Great capture of his method of take off.

Debbie said...

hehe, slippery when wet!!

i can't tell if he's comin' or goin'!!

Ida said...

Great series of shots. Thank goodness the take-off was a success.

Mersad said...

Amazing captures!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

mick said...

A great series of photo captures.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are splendid flight images Brian, beautiful~

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic lift off shot

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos.

eileeninmd said...

Brian, I like your title and the photos. Cool captures of the take-off!

genie said...

Great title. I LOVE your first shot It is one of those I’d like to have hanging here in the house. The splashing behind adds so much to the shot. You are the best :-)

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...

Wally Jones said...

Nice series, Brian!
These guys sure can swim, but need a lot of space to take off and land.

Andrea said...

I have seen this and even photographed it ... they walk on water. Actually many of the water birds use this method of take off, but not many have been captured by the Brian King Camera ... another great capture ... another page in the book, right? Thanks, Brian ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Arija said...

Love the way the big, heavy waterbirds have to bounce themselves into the air. I suppose wet feathers are no great help in getting airborne either.
Nice take-off shots.

Carletta said...

Loved the title!
A beautiful series of shots capturing the action. The light is lovely on the beak and feather tips in the last shot!
Always a pleasure visiting here. :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing image of the bird taking off from the water surface like some kind of sea plane.

Liz said...

Superb series of shots, Brian! I'm yet to get some clear shots of Cormorants taking off like this!

Joop Zand said...

So FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHED Brian...... my compliments.

Greetings, Joop

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh this is surreal.

Excellent!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great Capture of him running down the wet runway and the lift off!

Mersad said...

Just wanted to get back to you re: quality on upload. You mentioned this on a previous post of mine, and I went looking and couldn't find it. Could it be that you can only get to this if you have google+ profile for the blog, and not a blogger profile?

Stewart M said...

"Huston, we have lift off!"

Nice set of shots.

I think the issue of sparrows using native nest sites is the same here - and we have a few other pest species issues as well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Terri Buster said...

Perfect captures- I love to watch them land & take off...if I were a bird it would be more of a cannonball!

Kerri Farley said...

You always have the BEST pics....and the BEST titles for them!! PERFECT!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonder where it's going in such a hurry!!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great take-off right on time!!

Connie Smiley said...

Wonderful captures, Brian!

Faye said...

What a treat to see these photos of birds in flight--so dramatic.