Cormorant: Photo by a lake.
Still Life, With Bird
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Aug. 12 2014 12:00 PM

Still Life, With Bird

While walking Canes Major and Minor (the same walk where this happened), my wife and I were circumnavigating a lake when I saw a cormorant sitting on a branch sticking out into the water. I love birds, and I thought it would make a nice shot.

Another ho-hum day in Boulder, Colo. Click to enphalacrocoracidaenate.

Photo by Phil Plait

Well, that came out a lot better than I expected! The cormorant is tough to see, so click that to get the high-res version. I like how the lake was so still you can see the reflection of the bird, and of course the magnificent Boulder icons of the Flatirons looming in the background.


Hard to believe I took that with my iPhone 4S!

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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