The world as I see it — by R C Norman


Twilight Swim

Twilight Swim

A lone duck silently gliding across Broad Creek one evening caught my eye as I was relaxing on the bridge of my boat with a glass of wine. I reached for my Nikon and captured the image of this waterfowl isolated by the expanse of blue water that held it.
May 28, 2011
Nikon 105 mm, F/9, 1/320, ISO 100

3 responses

  1. Certainly! I love to see the world through other peoples eyes. I’m not a bird expert but saw these and asked a friend who told me. They have a look to them, the way they hold their heads with their beaks up and their back end doesn’t seem to be as buoyant as their front.

    May 7, 2012 at 6:36 am

  2. Yes, I believe you’re right. I thought is was a Mallard, which is common on Broad Creek. When I looked closely at this, it appears to have a slight hooked bill, which is characteristic of a Cormorant. I had never seen one of these. Thanks for checking out my blog. I will definately be checking out yours. — Rob

    May 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

  3. This guy is a Cormorant. The first time I saw this type of bird was on the C & O Canal in Southern Maryland. The ones I saw were swimming down river in the rain and were diving or fishing underwater for several yards at a time. I wasn’t able to get a good shot on them but they certainly were intriguing!

    May 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

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