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Tropic-bird on nest

Tropic-bird on nest
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-25 12:40
Viewed: 2530
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday's bird sitting on the nest
White-tailed Tropicbirds are breeding on the ground on rat-free islands, otherwise higher up in the trees with less breeding success. On Cousin island hundreds are breeding on the ground, always close to a trunk or hidden under a dead trunk. The are extremely approachable as they do not know humans as predators.

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Hi Tom,

Excellent picture of such a great moment.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-25 15:24]

Hi Tom,a nice capture from an impossible point of view,i like the quality,excellent dof for beautiful details and perfect exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Tom,
interesting photo. I like this bird on the nest. Nice point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-25 23:47]

interesting portrait of nesting bird. beautiful species. i think you have taken some risk to capture it. tfs.

Hi Tom
Very special image. Beautiful exposure in a tough lighting situation. I really like how you composed the image. The blurred foreground gives hint of where the nest is. The nest tells what she doing. Her expression giving you the bird. Beautiful detail and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Tom,

A very well composed shot of this bird on the nest, good light management and excellent dof, good clarity and colours. Nice eye contact.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

Hello Tom

Excellent portrait of this bird on his nest,
beautiful eye-contact, excellent details
of its white plumage, TFS


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