About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Old Blue Eyes--Ready for His Close-up

11/17/2011

Placer County

Where is this?  Click the link for a map. 

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful job! great feather detail too!

Sylvia K said...

And Old Blue Eyes makes for a gorgeous capture, Martha! Love coloring of his feathers as well as his blue, blue eyes! Terrific! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Crafty Green Poet said...

what amazing eyes!

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to see... a lovely image.

mick said...

Great photo and I like your caption!

Gary said...

Wonderful close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Those certainly are blue eyes...beautiful detail in the photo

Breathtaking said...

Wow,what a beautiful bird,amazing
blue eyes.Good capture.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome capture, cool looking eye.

One said...

The eyes match with the feathers. Beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a great capture! A beautiful image.

EG Wow said...

I'm sure I have NEVER been that close to a cormorant! Fantastic shot!

heyBJK said...

Great photo, Martha! I love the eye color and the hook on the end of his bill!

Hilke Breder said...

Outstanding shot, Martha. Startling blue eye!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Great shot! It's often difficult to get close enough to capture so much detail. You did a wonderful job.

bailey-road.com said...

Splendid shot! Great eyes - and the feathers are beautiful too!

Springman said...

Great job! I don't know what it is about cormorants but when I take pictures of them they are habitually out of focus. It mystifies me because I've had some really good chances. Thanks for sharing your perfect shot, at least I know it can be done!

Arija said...

Glad to see he's stopped smoking at last.
Great shot.

Larry said...

A stunning shot of the Double-crested Cormorant Martha! I've been trying to get a decent shot of these birds for quite awhile. Thank you for showing me what is possible!

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