Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Two Fisher"men"

Nikon D750, Nikkor 28-300mm lens at 300mm, f/8 ,  1/2500sec., ISO 100

Sunlight glinting on water.

One of my favorite sights on earth. I guess I'm attracted to shiny things, like most men.

The sun was intensely bright and hot on this November morning.

The bird up there on the post with his wings spread is a cormorant. They dive and swim underwater to catch fish. Their feathers don't have nearly as much oil in them as, say, a duck, so they perch somewhere and spread their wings to let the sun and wind dry them out.

Cormorants are the birds generations of Japanese fishermen would use for fishing by training them to dive for fish and come back up the "their" boat and they had a string tied around their neck so the bird couldn't swallow the fish. The fishermen would get the fish out of the bird's throat and send them for more fish.

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