Bobby Deal wrote:Intriquing image of a great natural event. When I used to fish out of San Diego the harbor and boat docks would always have huge numbers of Cormorants hanging out on them. I never saw them flock like this though.
I think I get where you were going with the post on this one but think it is off just a touch. I think perhaps there is a touch too much red and overall the contrast feels a little low to me.
Thanks for the comments! The toning and the reduced contrast (done with tone curve tinkering) was an experiment, and of course all experiments don't work out as well as one hopes. I may do up another version to see if a more traditional editing approach works better.
I never saw this many in one place anywhere, had to be a migratory event. I have other shots that were of interest too. It was one of those spontaneous shoots, we were headed to do something else, spotted this bird madhouse and veered of the road to try and get something before they moved on.