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Kittiwake and chicks

Kittiwake and chicks
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 5:12
Viewed: 3656
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kittiwakes nest in their hundreds of pairs on the North East Coast. Some are on the most precarious of sites, as these are, on a sheer cliff face. One step from a very long drop. Beautiful sea birds and the bright white feathering makes them a cifficult subject, especially in sunshine. I am pleased with this photograph though.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-25 6:28]

Hi Peter,

although i think some parts of this a just tad over exposed maybe, it is a very sweet scene and the clarity and sharpness are great. I also like the composition too.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-25 11:24]

Hello Peter,
White subjects in bright sunshine are difficult to balance and tend to be overexposed. You have just about avoided this problem and produced a sharp photo with good comp.
If the rock behind the adult were less covered in droppings this shot would be fantastic, but we all have our 'ifs' and I would be pleased with this too.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi dear Peter ,
excellent shot with great sharpness.
great details and nice color.
it is lovely.
very well captured.
thanks for sharing
best wishes

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