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Shag Point

New Zealand

Sorry Bill,  but the population of seagulls is inceasing.

The bright gull sitting behind the beak is a pain but I couldn't find a way of getting rid of it without  wrecking the  debris in his beak. Sometimes you just have to accept whats there.

Shag Point was not on our planned stops but I liked the sound of it and detoured to check it out. Bird/landscape/wildlife photographers heaven.  

Nesting

 

Shag Point

New Zealand

Sorry Bill,  but the population of seagulls is inceasing.

The bright gull sitting behind the beak is a pain but I couldn't find a way of getting rid of it without  wrecking the  debris in his beak. Sometimes you just have to accept whats there.

Shag Point was not on our planned stops but I liked the sound of it and detoured to check it out. Bird/landscape/wildlife photographers heaven.  

comments (19)

  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2009, 00:04
I see nothing in this image that deters from my initial response of admiration. Wonderful presentation.
Aussie: Thank you for the comment Jennie, they were so close and there were so many of them.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Jan 2009, 02:30
M8 brilliant image and that selective colouring works a treat.
Aussie: One of those pics where colour looked messy. B&W still made the beak look odd with the white behind it so I played for a while and this seemed thr best option
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2009, 05:32
WOW WOW and WOW smilesmilesmile
Aussie: Thanks tracy a 3 wow rating! wow
This is an absolutely gorgeous action picture: crisp & clear
Aussie: Thank you Chris, they were everywhere and it was hard trying to concentrate on what to take. So basically just clicked as they flew infront of me.
Its a likey for my collector smile
Everything is perfect in this one and I like very much the work on colours here !

Bravo !
Aussie: Many thanks Zeb
Perfect selective colouring. Love the conversion and the crisp detail. Lovely photograph, Aussie. (:o)
Aussie: Thank you Roz, it looked very messy in colour
Getting the focus that spot on must have been tricky. It's so good its a bit surreal!
Aussie: They were nesting on the ground at the top of the cliff and the path ran right past them. The difficulty was getting back far enough to get the whole bird in as they were so close. Shag point is not on the tourist maps as a place to stay so there were only us 3 and 5 others there.
LOL! Not my favourite birds!! This picture, however, is superb and has to be a likey
Fantastic shot..and at the right moment..Well done!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Jan 2009, 10:14
Excellent great action shot well done Aussie I missed you today
Aussie: Believe me I would have preferred work. Long story.
I'm speechless with admiration for this shot. Wonderful.
Aussie: Thank you Sheila
Absolutly brilliant Aussie. A likey for me!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jan 2009, 13:58
Excellent - likey. The chick behind the clearly outlined beak just adds interest.
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2009, 14:20
Great shot. Gulls have long been a favourite of mine.
Excellent photo Aussie, you just have to put up with the other birds being there, it is their nesting site after all.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 24 Jan 2009, 06:10
Ahh - seagulls my favourite of the feathered bird variety.

You cannot take a bad seagull image - very nicely caught.
amazing shot!!!
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 25 Jan 2009, 01:55
very neat!
  • Stormy
  • Australia
  • 25 Jan 2009, 15:44
Nice!

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