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Tending To Her Babe

Tending To Her Babe
Photo Information
Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 28-300XR, Hoya UV 62mm
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Gannets Of The World, Birds Of New Zealand, Baby Animals 2, Interacting birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 4:56
Viewed: 6114
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-19 4:59]

This is beautiful Pam. Mother and babe. What a fluffy chick. Great composition and details. Well done.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-19 5:01]

What a touching scene - mother's love. But this time chick is bigger than its parent ;-) Great moment Pam.

I love this child ;-) Very cute and fluffy!

Wonderful moment, great photo!

very tender moment you captured.. nice and fluffy combined with the hard ground. well spotted

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ***
DOF: ***
POV: ***

Good shot it just need a bit more contrast.

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-19 12:02]

Nice tender moment you captured.Lovely shot.

Another great shot of these beautiful birds. Nice and calm atmosphere with the mom nursing her young one. Nice dof and colours - well done Pam.

I saw some very violent pictures on TV some days ago showing a fight between two males in the mating season where the blood was floating all over. It was told that they sometimes fight to one of them is dead.

  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-19 17:20]

Another great Gannet shot Pam, very cute picture. Good colours and texture, excellent note.
Well Done!

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 2:32]

I would have been worried if my mother had a sharp beak like that. This is a beautiful moment and you captured it very well. The sharpness and exposure of the whites are great.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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