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From my recent trip to the Farne Islands. Taken on Staple Island!

The feathers stuck to the bill could well be Kittiwake feathers. The Kittiwakes were nesting close and there was quite a bit of aggression shown by both parties, whilst I was there!.

Thanks to Nigel, Colleen, Heather and Nathan for their UA's awarded yesterday and for everyone who voted for Puffin Breakfast. Much appreciated!!

Have a great day! Bill

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:100.0-300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jul 2013 - 12:41 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:European Shag
Username:richmowil richmowil
Uploaded:12 Jul 2013 - 12:17 AM
Tags:Bird, European Shag, Farne islands, Northumberland.Nest., Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Staple island, Wildlife / nature
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Jul 2013 - 12:23 AM

Super close up Bill with some nice detail,
Fred.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 1:00 AM

Well, he looks mean-- a great sharp capture!

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
12 Jul 2013 - 1:41 AM

A wonderful close up of this Shag. Well done.
WesternRed.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
12 Jul 2013 - 1:51 AM

sooooo fantastic. you are a great lover of birds

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tonyguitar
12 Jul 2013 - 2:08 AM

Ooooooh , The emerald eye and tiny iris or pupil. [ bright light? ]. Details are super. Yellow dots under the bill and pattern on the back are very interesting to me. I live in B.C. Canada. TG

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 2:12 AM

A great close-up. Do like that green eye.......Sandy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 2:22 AM

Superb!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 5:32 AM

A fine detailed close-up, very well captured. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 5:38 AM

Another stunner Bill - wonderful.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
12 Jul 2013 - 5:52 AM

This is excellent Bill !! I find this bird just so intriguing !!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 7:19 AM

brilliant detail and comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 - 7:32 AM

Stunning close-up. Nicely exposed. Well captured.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 7:46 AM

Pin sharp and so very well framed. A vision of sheer delight and wonderment.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
12 Jul 2013 - 8:04 AM

Lovely capture :/)

Eileen

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:05 AM

that eye really is something else.....

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

This is a super close up Bill, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:45 AM

Good detail in this fine close-up.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 9:55 AM

Sharp and detailed, Bill, excellent colour on the bill and eye.

Dave

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 10:36 AM

Super close up image with good detail

Brian

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 11:24 AM

Excellent focal point and detail

Adrian

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 - 11:29 AM

A beautiful bird with stunning green eyes! Great capture. IB

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 12:13 PM

Superb shot, fantastic detail

Hugh

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pentony
pentony  6 England
12 Jul 2013 - 12:47 PM

Great shot

Pau

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 - 1:19 PM

Brilliant shot.....

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
12 Jul 2013 - 2:01 PM

Excellent capture Bill

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 2:48 PM

You've caught this one during a preening session, evidenced by the fine down on the beak. Nice shot, and good detail.

Anne

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 3:01 PM

Excellent capture!

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 4:02 PM

That's a cracker rich well captured and good detail.Smile that green eye is spot on.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM

Fantastic detail, Bill, and I luv the feathers in the beak, just prefect.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4391 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM

Cracking shot !!!!!!!

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Growmore
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12 Jul 2013 - 6:14 PM

Stunning and amazing close up, superb detailed capture!
Gary

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 6:14 PM

Sheer beauty Bill.

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 2jackyp vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 - 6:40 PM

Stunning capture Bill, the detail is 1st class, a truly amazing image Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 6:48 PM

Great shot, so close... I love the eyeGrin
Diane

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capto
capto e2 Member 1588 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 7:26 PM

Super eye colour and detail, not always easy to get.Smile

ivor

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ChrisWallace
12 Jul 2013 - 8:09 PM

Lovely detailed image, the process looks just right
Chris

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LuDa
LuDa  United States
12 Jul 2013 - 9:23 PM

Bill, great image with nice detailsSmileSmile
LuDa

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 11:02 PM

Nice take Bill. You have caught the green of the eye well.
Jason

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:49 PM

great capture, a brilliant eye,

Ali

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2013 - 12:46 AM

A cracking detailed close up of this prehistoric looking bird, love that beady green eye

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