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Becoming hard to find this was taken in scotland at the weekend
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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:400.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2012 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Black Guillemot
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:29 May 2012 - 12:43 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:28
Voters:CarolG · gazlowe · barbarahirst · bagman · Len1950 · RonnieAG · MalcolmM · Alan_Baseley · moiral · NaturesHaven · martinjp · Maiwand · Stace · andylea · M_squared · CaroleS · nobby1 · tomcat · nikshot · maggie9 · WhiteRose1 · jennialexander · MD2009 · annettep38 · nicedayout · Big_Beavis · Glostopcat · NeilWigan ·
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jazzygf
jazzygf  11537 forum posts Scotland
29 May 2012 - 1:09 PM

Hard to find? I find that very hard to believe there are 20 down Ardrossan Harbour in Ayrshire. And on a nice sunny day you can see them sitting on the quay side soaking up the sun.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 1:21 PM

this one really made me smile
What a beauty you have caught

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
29 May 2012 - 1:47 PM

Terrific capture Mike, great detail and colour.

len

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 2:14 PM

Hi jazzygf your lucky to have these birds so close but thanks for the info
cheers mike

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 2:20 PM

Fine crisp image at 400mm........doubt if I'd even have seen itWink
Ronnie.

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
29 May 2012 - 2:27 PM

Loads of Guillemots breed on the cliffs at Crawton near Stonehaven. Not too sure if there are any like this one though. If you have never been there, then worth a trip sometime. At this time of year the cliffs are a heaving mass of Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and right at the end of the RSPB trail, a few nesting Puffins. Am going to go up there sometime next week. Should be chicks now.
A wonderful shot here. Moira

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 2:32 PM

Love the motion of the waves........the bird seems to like it also..........very nice capture

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 2:50 PM

Hi Moiral
I think you may find that they are guillemots not the black but thanks for the info will have a look
Thanks mike

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 3:10 PM

Brilliant shot Mike. Sharp as a new pin and superb exposure. The water colour is just about perfect.
ron

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 5:16 PM

fantastic detail mike brilliant colour and textures love the water a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 5:36 PM

Superb detail and colour - Carole

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 7:10 PM

most excellent shot Smile
hope you heard them calling

maggie

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 7:22 PM

Sharp capture, Mike, love the saturated red mouth and leg.

Dave

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 8:14 PM

A cracking shot of this seabird, perfectly exposed to retain detail in both the black and white plumage, and the clear blue sea makes a great background

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