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This was taken in Finland, there was a pair of Glaucous gulls, they had killed this young kittiwake chick & wer taking it in turn to feed on it. To capture it on a small piece of ice makes this image for me. I know its not nice for the chick but they are all fighting to survive there.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2010 - 5:55 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Glaucous gull
Username:hibbz hibbz
Uploaded:15 Jul 2012 - 9:51 AM
Tags:Chick, Dead, Feeding, Finland, Flight, Glaucous, Gull, Ice, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:17
Voters:ChrisStyles · NaturesHaven · jennialexander · CaroleS · NDODS · rontear · WhiteRose1 · ringyneck · 55jase · accipiter · johnjo58 · Daisymaye · PranavMishra · jdinne · Niknut · Alan_Baseley · stuart1963 ·
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 9:59 AM

Nature in a nutshell............very nice image.well seen and captured......WinkWink

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jennialexander
15 Jul 2012 - 10:05 AM

Well seen & taken
Jenni

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 10:07 AM

Yes, that's life! Excellent capture.
Carole

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 10:37 AM

A really superb example of survival of the fittest, which contains all the right ingredients to make a great photograph.

Regards Nathan

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

Nature, Jenny. Such a privelage to witness even tyed with our human emotion.
Ron.

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hibbz
hibbz  4 Wales
15 Jul 2012 - 10:51 AM

Thank you all for all your kind comments, especialy the Award Jenni. Jenny

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 11:01 AM

Sharp, excellent timed capture, and with a story. Very well done.

Dave

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 12:33 PM

Outstanding.
Keith

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accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 1:25 PM

Excellent capture here. A

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 1:49 PM

Excellent photo Jenni, one of your best
David

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Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 2:29 PM

A superb image. Exposure is perfect............Sandy

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hibbz  4 Wales
15 Jul 2012 - 6:47 PM

Thank you Keith for the Award much appreciated. Jenny

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