I never realized before that these cormoran's posses such amazing turquoise colored eyes. They're absolutely startling! Now for anyone curious of the equipment I used for these 2 shots, you should know that the manual lens components I used threw off some of the embedded EXIF data. I didn't use a 400mm lens. What I did use was my:
300mm f4.5 ED-IF manual focus nikkor
1.4x nikkor tele-converter
f8 - effective aperture f11
Boy am I glad I sent my old lenses and tele-converter to Focal Point Inc. to remove all the heavy fungus that I thought had surely ruined them. As you can see they did a phenomenal job cleaning them.
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