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At first glance this image might look grotesque, as if the mother is devouring her chick! But you need to see it as part of a sequence. If you look in my portfolio and start by looking at firstly "Gannet feeding young", followed by this image,"Gannet chick reaches inside mother's throat for regurgitated food," and ending with " Gannet family, mother regurgitating food for chick" it becomes more clear. Apparently this sequence of events only happens when the chick is very young.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jul 2012 - 10:17 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gannet chick reaches inside mother's throat for regurgitated food.
Username:AnnJ AnnJ
Uploaded:22 Jul 2012 - 5:18 PM
Tags:Action, Bass rock, Birds, Close up, Gannets., General., Scotland, Sea, Sea birds, Water, Wildlife / nature
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 5:34 PM

Great detail Ann - well done on getting these beautiful images - can't have been easy!
Ann

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 - 5:40 PM

Excellent image with stunning detail and perfect timing.
Tom

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 5:47 PM

Fantastically detailed and well timed image - superb.

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JohnoP
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22 Jul 2012 - 7:02 PM

Superb capture and sequence Ann - John

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 7:10 PM

A very special capture ~ well done!

Albert

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
22 Jul 2012 - 9:16 PM

Thank you everybody for such encouraging remarks....am thrilled. Ann

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 10:04 AM

Brilliant capture Ann,excellent details.well done..Lin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4663 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 4:08 PM

Superb shot !!!.....faultless !!

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
24 Jul 2012 - 9:37 PM

Not sure about "faultless" but thank you for you support. Ann

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 1:48 AM

A great moment captured! Well seen! IB

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hello Ann, what a brilliant capture, your portfolio should make you proud
Don

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