duane

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Comorant Portrait

Portrait of a Comorant at the Jurong Bird Park. In Japan, these birds are used for traditional fishing (ukai) - the fisherman puts it on a leash and a metal ring is fitted around it's neck, preventing the bird from swallow it's catch. Apparently, the fish tastes better if caught by the bird, as the fish suffers less when it's killed in it's neck (the alternative being asphyxiation). At the end of a hard day's work, the bird is rewarded with it's last catch.

Comorant Portrait

Portrait of a Comorant at the Jurong Bird Park. In Japan, these birds are used for traditional fishing (ukai) - the fisherman puts it on a leash and a metal ring is fitted around it's neck, preventing the bird from swallow it's catch. Apparently, the fish tastes better if caught by the bird, as the fish suffers less when it's killed in it's neck (the alternative being asphyxiation). At the end of a hard day's work, the bird is rewarded with it's last catch.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2008, 01:49
Another textbook shot, Duane. Love it! The beak looks like a wood carving!
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 13 Jan 2008, 03:25
Lovely light in this shot. It really brings out that gorgeous eye. Great shot!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2008, 16:22
Great capture of this guy's face - he seems very peaceful.
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 13 Jan 2008, 19:05
smile What a peaceful guy smile The photo is so alive, feels like he is going to jump out of the screen anytime hihihi smile
Well, your bird pix just knock me out. They jump off the page, er, screen, there's so much life and clarity in their gaze.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 12 Feb 2008, 02:59
this isn't just a textbook shot

it's a whole campaign poster...this bird could run for president! tongue

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