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Shag and chick.

Shag and chick.
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: 2006-07-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Sigma 300-800mm zoom, super telephoto
Exposure: f/8, 1/64 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-28 5:43
Viewed: 4096
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nesting Shag with one chick, photograph taken on the Farne Islands.
Spot metering, Focal length 560mm, AV, ISO 200. Poor day for lighting. Remote shutter cord used.
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To vanderschelden: Shag and chickHeyshamite 1 02-28 11:55
To Bufo: Shag and chickHeyshamite 1 02-28 11:52
To Raptorman: Shag and chickHeyshamite 1 02-28 11:51
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Hello Peter I don't know why ? but there is no" black" in this photo you can adjust it from camera body and also picture editing programs , thanks.

Hi Peter,
I only have a laptop screen which are not the best for light and colour settings but this seems quite alright, though I see what Akif means.
Maybe surpress the exposure a tiny bit would help it.
But overall real fine picture
Regards, Jacob

Hi Peter,
Never saw a nesting shag with chick, let alone one shot with that camera/lens combination.
Good work

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-28 11:02]

Hi Peter,

What a wonderful capture of mother and offspring. They are in the same positions which makes a great picture. I like the natural BG also.


Beautiful capture of this seabird,in the breeding season adults develop a dark glossy green plumage and prominent recurved crest on the front of their head, clearly shown in Peter's shot. I have some problem understanding Raptorman means by 'no black' because there should not be any.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-01 1:55]

What a wonderful scene, Peter.
The details on the wings of the shag are fabulous.
Excellent sharpness and exposure on those dark feathers.
A rare view of the fuzzy chick and the huge nest.
TFS. : )

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