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Australian Gannets

Australian Gannets
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Copyright: Richard Porter (Corvus) (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-03 16:10
Viewed: 4535
Points: 10
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Lines of gannets (Morus serrator) telling off a red-bill gull (Larus novaehollandia). You can almost imagin them saying "Excuse me go and find your own colony!" This photograph was taken at Cape Kinappers, Hawke's Bay.

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Wow, isn't it amazing how they all nest in rows. I see a few chicks here and there. Good colour, the lighting has been well handled and all the gannets are nicely sharp. Maybe straighten the horizon though. A good shot that tells the story well.

I like the way you've caught the straight lines of nests and adults. Good exposure has retained detail in the white plumage of the birds. Thanks

Hello Richard,

It's an amazing shot to see this Gannets inline together. A very nice composition. Beautiful natural colors. A reaorsharp shot. Just what Elisabeth say, maybe straighten the horizon a bit?

Thanks for sharing. TFS BOB

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-12 2:11]

I do like how they have lined their nests up in rows - quite strange to see. I have seen them nesting at Muriwai in Auckland, and they are no where as tidy as this.

Aren't they great to see? I do like your photo here, especially with the seagull looking for a place to land - that is quite amusing to see.

Good shot of the birds Richard - nice and sharp, good colours too,

Hi Richard,

Well seen photo with the almost regimental lines. Good DOF to get most of them in focus.


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