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Because of the transition moult, I can not seem to ident this diving marine bird in spite of three guides at my elbow. Funny how he shovels water with his webbed foot. He is new to me and I'm delighted to catch his image. Beak seems long for a Murre.

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:420mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Murre or Murrelette?
Username:tonyguitar tonyguitar
Uploaded:26 Oct 2012 - 2:06 AM
Tags:Bird, Diver, Marine bird, Murre, Murrelette, Wildlife / nature
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:36 AM

Well timed. Paddling like mad! Love that back foot + SmileSmile

Lavina

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:54 AM

Perhaps a teenie-bopper getting ready to morph into an adult!

a good catch!

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
26 Oct 2012 - 4:30 AM

Excellent photo Tony !! Lovely bird even if a wise guy like you cannot identify it SmileGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:27 PM

That flip of the foot with the water does it for me, great shot

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 7:41 AM

Kicking up the water, perfect timing here!

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troosers
troosers e2 Member 2troosers vcard Scotland
15 Nov 2012 - 7:59 PM

You have been getting some super well timed captures and this is yet another one.

Donald. Smile

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tonyguitar
tonyguitar e2 Member 232 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada24 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 1:36 AM

Thank you for valued comments. Makes this photo habit more fun TG

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