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coasties Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Gannet Chick
Banding of gannet chicks has provided information on the movements of young gannets and on their survival rates. The Australasian gannet migrates westward to the eastern and southern coasts of Australia. Some birds have been recorded as far away as northern Queensland and Freemantle in Western Australia. The perilous journey is taken without parental guidance on the young bird's first flight but as many as 30 per cent survive.

Immature gannets return to New Zealand when 2-5 years of age and breed from 4-7 years of age. With an estimated life span of 25-38 years, gannets are one of the longest living sea birds.


The above taken from nzbirds.com

Image Information

Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 1:24 p.m.
Date: 3rd January 2005
Weather conditions: Overcast
Lens: Tamron 28 - 300mm XR
Filter: Hoya 62mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/750
F-Stop: F/11
Flash: No
Tripod: No
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 400

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coasties Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
PhotoShop only!
Edited by:IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)

I used only PS to clear and sharpen your photo.
I used Levels,to brighten your photo a littel bit.
Hue/Saturation to add more colors to the photo.
I hope you will like my workshop!

IdoTT

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coasties Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
(auto) levels & slight crop
Edited by:danbachmann Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)

The overcast skies gave a gray film type feeling over this fine image. An easy fix was to do an auto level adjustment to throw off the gray/blue hue. If that didn't work, I would have just done a manual adjustment using a bright white point only.