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Feb 24, 2007 22:32 |  #1

I make no bones about being no great shakes at bird shooting (there are some great shooters here) & my favourites are the crows & ravens etc.

But I went fishing yesterday & I was most impressed by the way this gull (& whatever the other one is, anyone idenify it for me??) kept following us so diligently (probably hoping for an off-cut of fish guts or bait I guess), but even so, I watched like I was almost in a trance.

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Feb 24, 2007 22:35 |  #2

I like the power in the first one, and the calm of the second.

No idea what that brown job is, but he's neat looking. :)


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Feb 24, 2007 22:44 |  #3

Not too familiar with Australia's birds but maybe an immature Arctic jaeger? Very easily could be wrong.


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Feb 25, 2007 00:20 |  #4

canonloader wrote in post #2769484 (external link)
I like the power in the first one, and the calm of the second.

No idea what that brown job is, but he's neat looking. :)

They weren't that easy to shoot actually from the rocking platform of a boat bashing it's way through the swell. Shooting them gave me something to concentrate on rather than seasickness, hehehe.

Another of the gull.


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Feb 25, 2007 06:20 |  #5

The first one is some kind of shearwater - dunno what kind.




  
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Feb 25, 2007 08:13 |  #6

Keith R wrote in post #2770763 (external link)
The first one is some kind of shearwater - dunno what kind.

A Shearwater?? Don't know what that is (it was not by design that I was shooting them) but it makes sense, he certainly "sheared" the water, here's one with his wingtip in it :D


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Feb 25, 2007 08:24 |  #7

Yep, as far as I know that's where the name comes from.

Shearwaters are "tubenoses" - basically the same family that albatrosses, petrels, prions and fulmars are in.




  
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Feb 25, 2007 11:42 |  #8

At 85mm combination with 1.4 Brad you have two very decent shots, nice work, well done.


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