Young spotted shag trying to land
|Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean)
|Date Taken: 2006-11-22|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-12-06 9:16|
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|A young spotted shag - Phalacrocorax punctata - trying to effect a landing on nesting sites on a cliff face on the Otago Peninsula at Taiaroa Head. The wind was very strong and swirling, difficult to hold the camera and even more difficult for the birds. I followed this bird as it made several abortive attempts to get into the cliff face, but it eventually made it - somewhat inelegeantly. Spotted shags, parekareka to the Maori, are one of a number of cormorant species found in New Zealand and are quite common.|
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great flight capture, TFS Ori
Ottima cattura di questo cormorano in fase di atterraggio,ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori naturali,bella la composizione bravo.
- [2012-12-06 15:34]
Hi Neil,this is absolutely wonderful,what a timing and what a perfect camera settings for the best details and colors,great capture,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2012-12-06 22:44]
Excellent timing. good angle and clarity. wonderful species. good work. keep it up.
I like our shag. Interesting capture of him in preparation for a landing. TFS.
- [2012-12-07 4:28]
Another good picture. I like a lot your point of view and the way you photographed the flying shag. Excellent light and a superb presentation.