Fulmar in flight
|Copyright: Werner Trautwein (gerbil)
|Date Taken: 2004-09-01|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-04-06 18:19|
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|Fulmarus glacialis – E:Fulmar –D: Eissturmvogel|
I saw this beautiful bird on Iceland in September 2004. It was an organized vacation with bus tours. The advantage: we had a guide, learned a lot, covered most of the attractions in the range – ideal for a first visit. The disadvantage: We had few influence on timing and how long we could stay at the places we liked most. So I had only few time to watch those beautiful birds flying along the cliffs. It was from the beach where we visited volcanic column formations near the village Vik on the south coast of Iceland.
One is for sure: We´ll come back to Iceland !
The bird structure doesn´t come out very much detailed and is lacking the perfect focus, for this reason i decided to crop the pic less and show more of the enviroment he is moving in, the windblown gras on the steep cliff.
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Good picture with excellent colours. And sharp too. Unfortunately the Fulmar is too much at the lefthand side in the image. It would have been better to have it on the righthand side (more space in the direction of flight). But as I know from my trip to Iceland it is extremely hard to catch the birds at the right moment.