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Black guillemot

Black guillemot
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-13 0:52
Viewed: 3804
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Strange in fact, that Black Guillemots were quite common all over Svalbard, but I hardly saw any breeding pairs. They were, however, present in all bays, fjords and open water. Also swimming underneath the front of glaciers is a popular occuparion for them.
This one swam around the sailingship in the harbour of longyearbyen. It didn't pay attention at all to people on board.
On one of the few sunny days I could take some pictures. Funny that this black and white bird has such flashing red legs.

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very cute, TFS Ori

Hi Jacob,
Nice shot. With black plumage, I still see the eye clearly. This Black Guillemot is very beautiful with ripples and appropriate blurred background. Very well done and tfs.

This is a beautiful picture of a beautiful bird. Well composed good POV and details.
Best wishes,

Hi Jacob,
A nice shot on this Black Guillemot. You did well to keep color and detail in the white plumage with this very difficult exposure. Enough detail in the blacks to bring out the eye. Well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-13 10:56]

Ha Jacob,

Een mooie vogel,deze ook veel in Belfast en omstreken waargenomen en gefotografeerd,mooi plaatje en zo te zien had je ook wat grotere lenzen mee naar svalbard,


Hello Jacob
Very intersting shot of this Black Guillemot,
Perfect focusing,composition and DOF,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-14 22:08]

Hello Jacob

A very good shot of this guillemot.The black plumage shows very well.The focus is sharp with excellent detail.Wonderful eye contact and catch light.Nicely done.TFS


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