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A Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), sitting in a transmission tower in Diemerpark, Amsterdam today.

It’s not the sharpest capture, but if you scroll down you’ll understand why… ๐Ÿ™‚


This is why I love the SX50!


22 responses

  1. Nelson

    Lucky that you saw that bird

    June 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    • He came flying over me and then landed in the tower. Not sure I would’ve noticed him otherwise!

      June 14, 2014 at 12:28 PM

  2. Sweet as a Picture

    Perfect shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM

  3. We have cormorants in Macedonia too ๐Ÿ™‚

    June 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

  4. Yes, yours is not sharp but definitely is a good ID.Quite the zoom, would be nice to have a camera like that. My friend has a point and shoot Nikon that zooms in better than my 70-300mm lens, much lighter in weight, less bulky, and sometimes I am envious! So does yours have a 50x zoom?

    June 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    • Yes, the SX50 has 50x zoom. I have a Canon 70-300mm lens which produces higher IQ but when I go birdwatching/bird photographing I often just bring the SX50. It’s small and light, and I often use it instead of binoculars.

      June 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      • Good idea.I use my 70-300 as binoculars though the latter would be lighter.Maybe when the money flows i will purchase one of these zoomers.

        June 16, 2014 at 12:41 AM

        • I recommend it! Especially when you’re out walking for several hours, it’s so much easier without carrying heavy equipment.

          June 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM

  5. Wow! Impressive zoom of an intriguing bird.

    Blessings ~ Wendy โ€

    June 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

  6. I can’t believe that you were able to achieve this clarity from so far away. You really are amazing!

    June 15, 2014 at 3:15 AM

  7. Power shots get some great looking pics. We have a different kind of Cormorant in the US. Some fisherman hate the bird. I think there are enough fish for birds and humans. Some people are so selfish and care nothing about wildlife and the environment.

    June 15, 2014 at 3:21 AM

    • If there isn’t enough fish for everyone, it’s because of humans and not the birds.. We should share the resources!

      June 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

  8. That is a pretty amazing zoom Camilla!

    June 19, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    • It is! I’m quite impressed, even if the quality isn’t as high as with a DSLR.

      June 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM

  9. That was a long shot!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Interesting looking bird, I’ve not seen one like that before. Something about it’s beak and eyes remind me of a vulture, but maybe this one is a much smaller bird?

    June 24, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    • It’s not a vulture, it’s a big seabird. They look and sound very ‘pre-historic’!

      June 25, 2014 at 4:57 PM

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