I tried to sneak up on this cormorant when it was on land preening. However, it saw me when I was about 30m away (stealthily) and it jumped into the water. Luckily it didn't swim very far and I got a shot with its typical swimming pose. The backlight was quite strong with the water reflecting off the sun, which was in front and above me. The subject was lit with fill flash. The colour and the exposure turned out pretty good.