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just watching the razorbills when suddenly a gull landed nearby with an egg in its mouth. two seconds later it was off! moral of rhe story - always have camera primed and ready for action

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2013 - 6:20 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Egg thief
Username:pronature pronature
Uploaded:17 Sep 2013 - 1:41 PM
Tags:Egg, Gull, Paul, Pembrokeshire, Predator, Prey, Skomer, Thief, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 1:45 PM

Fantastic detail in the Gull and egg.................super sharp.........nature at work..........GrinGrinGrin

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briantjjones
17 Sep 2013 - 2:14 PM

Great timing!! Smile

Brian J

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capto
capto e2 Member 21146 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 2:16 PM

One in a million chance to get this, very well done and great quality.Smile

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
17 Sep 2013 - 2:52 PM

Like the clarity and detail - very well done ,great title too...Grin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 - 3:19 PM

Well captured. Great image.

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 3550 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 3:28 PM

Right place right time or as Mrs Mozzy would say "They must have a camera round their necks 24/7!" Brilliant shot and so razor sharp; I love it.

Mozzy

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parallax
parallax e2 Member 5116 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 - 3:51 PM

Pin sharp

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 3:51 PM

A perfectly timed shot....a lesson to us all to have our camera at the ready...great capture

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 5:01 PM

Caught in the act!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 5:27 PM

A lovely well-timed shot

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Flash_Wiz
Flash_Wiz  4 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 - 7:47 PM

How on earth did you capture that Fantastic

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1743 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 8:02 PM

Outstanding natural history image, superb detail.
Nigel

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 8:49 PM

Brilliant capture - terrific detail on the egg patterns - good sharp eye.

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dave1967
dave1967 e2 Member 2dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2013 - 9:26 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 6:48 PM

Great take

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Eastlands
Eastlands e2 Member 3649 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 9:15 PM

Great image to show nature at its best and worst, John.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:10 PM

A wonderful opportunistic capture, you have every right to be chuffed to bits with this one

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mrvid47
24 Sep 2013 - 9:02 PM

Fantastic photography, good composition and light. No digital cheating here

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