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A nesting Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands, at the beginning of June. These birds have a very strange and intricate beak formation. This particular bird had chosen to nest in the heart of a Puffin colony.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2013 - 11:01 AM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Nesting Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:29 Aug 2013 - 7:38 PM
Tags:Bird, Farne islands, Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Gull family, Nesting, Northumberland, Puffin colony, Staple island, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:26

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:45 PM

Good shot and a good job you didn't get too close. They have a nasty habit of projectile vomiting the most foul smelling fishy mess if you too close

Mike

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:49 PM

An excellent capture, OMG just read Mike's comment, just as well for the zoom lens....what an interesting beak

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:52 PM


Quote: Good shot and a good job you didn't get too close. They have a nasty habit of projectile vomiting the most foul smelling fishy mess if you too close

Mike

Thanks for that bit of info, Mike - forgot to put in exif data that I was 11.7m away - will definitely remember to keep my distance in future encounters WinkWink

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior e2 Member 1Myathebirdwatcher999 vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 7:58 PM

Brilliant shot!!

MyaGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:01 PM

Well, it'll not get much peace and quiet there: not so often we see nesting bird's so your image is welcome from both that viewpoint as well as from the expertise with which it has been captured.
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:04 PM

Super image Sylvia - showing the the strong bill perfectly. Looks to be right outside a Puffins hole.
Brian.

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 8:40 PM

Beautiful image.
Mike.

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SteveMackay
29 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM

Fantastic image Sylvia!, wonderful detail, pose/head turn and environment, excellent!Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Excellent detail, and obviously not a bird you would want to get too close to!

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 1:19 PM

Fulmarks for this one Sylvia Wink

One for the site methinks Smile

Mike

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