A cormorant on a branch in the water of the Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht. The sun broke through the clouds and cast a bright and shrill light on the water and turned the cormorant into a silhouette. The sunlight really fell right behind the bird. The cormorant just stayed put, even when I really started making an effort to take a picture. He did keep an eye on me all the time. An animal is not stupid. A cormorant is known to spread its wings to dry them.
I put the photo in black and white to enhance the contrast more.
This artworks is offered by Jan van der Knaap
Hi there! Nice seeing you here! I'm Jan vd Knaap, a photographer in Utrecht. I normally deal with portrait photography, for humans and animals, and I give workshops to get the most out of the camera. But in the meantime, I fill my account here with photos that I like. That can actually be anything, ranging from seasonal photos to macro photography, or abstract to landscapes and locations. The Netherlands is a beautiful country and beautiful photos can be found everywhere. Whether in my hometown of Utrecht, Amsterdam, Purmerend, Hoorn or Leiden, I always have my camera with me and I always come home with new work. So in practice I work throughout the Netherlands. Take a look in my portfolio for beautiful work on your wall, and also visit my website at https://www.candela-fotografie.nl! With kind regards, Jan vd Knaap, Utrecht