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Three Who Fish by GeraldWinslow Three Who Fish by GeraldWinslow
On the Li River, the cormorants are "trained" to go fishing.
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Unicoria Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Cool ^^ I wish I could fly to china...:)
Amazing photos ;)
I like Wislawa Szymborska too ;))
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Hi Ms. J.O., and thanks for visiting. You have good taste poetry. And I do hope you get to fly to China some day. Travel usually takes more desire and planning than it takes money. And, of course, a little adventuresome courage helps too. ;p
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serenathebloody Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. I've never seen anything like it before. I had to go look at the link you set up so make sure that it was indeed true that these animals fish for humans.

And to see such a small woman to be able to hold on to such a large stick and with two birds on it is amazing in itself.
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Hi Emily. Yes, this was a highly interesting sight. I'm not sure how the birds like being used for the fishing expeditions. But they do seem to cooperate. Isn't the planet filled with fascinating oddities?!
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isitanna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Love it :)
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Thank you, Ania! :bow:
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ilmarinenPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i saw a documentary about those birds once =P
very interesting^^

And i love this shot, the background is awesome :}
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Thanks much. If you go to youtube.com you can search for fishing with cormorants, and you'll see short film clips about how these birds are used for fishing. ;p
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ilmarinenPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah i watched some clips from Li its a very smart way of catching fish =P I have to visit that place someday, its beautiful.
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roibica Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Thanks much Alex
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NonIntentonal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
:wow:
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
:bow: and :wave:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The background really set this shot up :nod: Nice one Gerald :clap:
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thanks ever so much, Will! :wave:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The pleasure's mine :beer:
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Celvaya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: That's brilliant! Great shot! :clap:
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thank you, Brigit!
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Celvaya Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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kponge Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
How did you capture that ?! :) It's amazing :clap:
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Well...I was just walking along the Li River, and there was this woman with her cormorants who catch fish for her. And so I raised my camera, and this is the result. That's all Karolina. And how are you? :wave:
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kponge Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
thanks, fine, but now I have a lot of work in my school..but it's ok:)greetings to you :)
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Didn't know they do that. :D working together.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Photographer
Very chinese :D
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Yes, and take a look at the videos on youtube.com if you search for "cormorant fishing" :nod:
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Photographer
Really cool Gerald, thanks for ponting this :D These birds are so smart!
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cycoze Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot, fantastic back drop.
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Oh, thanks, Cy!
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Wilithin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing way to fishing. Very nice picture :)
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hi. And thanks. If you look here on youtube.com you can see some interesting video clips of the area where this photo was taken: [link] :wave:
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Wilithin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for link, Gerald :hug:
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Most fishers where I live would rather shoot down birds than let them near their fishes.

Thanks for sharing this, it's a quite inspirational photo :)
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I'm pleased you liked this one. Take a look here [link] and you'll see video clips of the same area and of the cormorants.
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vforvengeance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Wow, just like how Malaysians train monkeys to pluck coconuts
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I have not seen those trained monkeys. But here's a video clip of the birds: [link]
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Serrishi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
I actually saw a segment about that on a TV show before...very interesting! Did you get to see them at work?
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Yes, and here's a little youtube.com video clip that shows a very creative version of this approach: [link]
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Serrishi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Very neat. Thank you for sharing!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
WOW!!!! do U get a chance to watch them catch fish??
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hi Dave. Take a look at this video clip and you'll get the basic idea. This clip was shot very near where I took the photo of this woman with her cormorants: [link]
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Cool!!! thanks for the video!!!!
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SilverMixx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sight! And what a tradition, I'll bet they're heavy on that pole!
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Czyrek Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
wow.. how does that work, it looks like they got some cords on em, but they dont look long enough for themto fly off.. you see it in action?
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hi, take a look here and you'll get some idea of what they do: [link]
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Czyrek Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
ahh most intresting, thank you for that
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