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Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus Breeding Plumage.

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus. Breeding Plumage.

Morro Bay estuary, Morro Bay, CA 15 Jan 2012, as seen from the Dos Osos tour boat.

Photo © 2012 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, with Canon EF 1.4X II Extender Telephoto Accessory, with Circular Polarizer, RAW, IS on, handheld from a moving boat.

I lead a bird photo tour on the 34’ Dos Osos catamaran boat in the Morro Bay Estuary, Morro Bay, CA 15 Jan 2012, as part of the Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

Event 102 Bay Birding Photo Cruise. 2:45pm-4:30pm Embarcadero Field Trip $30. Join local expert photographer Mike Baird (www.bairdphotos.com) aboard a 34-foot, slow-moving power catamaran and cruise around the estuary. Birds are often close to the boat. Mike will give pointers (published at water.photomorrobay.com/ )on how best to photograph these water and shore birds on the water and in flight. Dress warmly. No tripods. Meet at Sub Sea Tours at Marina Square, 699 Embarcadero # 9. Easy. Limited

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Taken on January 15, 2012