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The gannets are back!!

The gannets are back!!
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-21
Categories: Birds, Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 22:31
Viewed: 5434
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my TN friends,
This shot was captured one week ago in a beautiful spring afternoon with a TE member who newly imgrated to NZ from England! Here you see the gannets are gradually coming back occupy the rocks and eventually pack up the place in the coming summer! hope to get a good close up on them next trip return to the place!
That is the Moari bay on the distance coast!
Hope everyone can enjoy the view and your time!
my best regards to you all!

iris, rousettus, Heaven, boreocypriensis, anel, maurydv, matatur, MMM, techranger, nglen, jaycee, Jamesp, Dis. Ac., bahadir, zulfu, Juyona, bobcat08, CeltickRanger, SelenE, Alex99, RII has marked this note useful
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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-28 22:44]

Hi Tony,

Great to see the gannet spangled rocks and your beautiful capture from Muriwai.Imagine the likes of us who live so far away see the virgin beauty of a land tucked away in distant NZ, thanks to you.
The blue tones here looks marvellous and the PoV wonderful and appealing.

Very well done.


Hi Tony
Beautiful Seascape with great color,depth and POV.
Well Done and TFS.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-28 22:50]

Hello Tony,

Great capture of this beautiful landscape. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Wonderful light and colours. Welcome back to the gannets! :-)

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-28 22:58]

Hi Tony!

Enjoy spring! I'm looking forward to living the autumn and winter...

Your view is spectacular and beautiful, so refreshing and pure, and you took full advantage of this. I went through your gallery of pictures together with my wife and she is delighted by your wonderwul land- and seascapes.

Kind regards


merhaba Tony,
nice to learn about spring in NZ with a great seascape shot from Maori Bay. I enjoy very much to see this beautiful scene with your great post. It is nicely composed and framed by rocks. Bluish colors on sky and sea, wavy sea and fantastic colored clouds great. I'd like to gannets in close plan, maybe by your next posts.
(It is morning here, but I can say to you:) ) have a nice night.

Hi Tony,
Wouldn't it be nice to have sound with a photo. I am sure that the noise created by the Gannets is huge. And maybe even overpowering the sound of the surf bashing against the rocks.
I really like this photo. The way you used the gannets as a FG element and still show is a lot of the landscape is great. I do hope to see more gannets shots from you soon.

Hello Tony,

what a beautiful sight, the wide shores and the regularly spaced gannets sitting on the rocks. The composition is nicely asymmetric, the rules of proportions respected. Great work, Tony.
Best regards

wow... Tony! i wanna be there! nice comp and just beautifully captured coastline together with gannets!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful shot my friend!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-29 0:43]

Hello Tony,
Happy to see this place again, it is such a beautiful place. I understand the gannets to come every year back to this wonderful area! I also would like to sit there just listening at the sea and loosing the thoughts over this peaceful landscape.
Un grand merci

Ciao Tony,
i tuoi paesaggi marini non hanno "stagioni", sono sempre straordinariamente belli; la nitidezza, la luce e i colori sono semplicemente favolosi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-29 1:34]

Hello Tony,
simply outstanding shot of the blue sea and the return of the gannets.
Lovely and superbs seascape.


Hola Tony, precioso paisaje, con muy buena luz y tonos de color muy atractivos.
Un saludo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-29 2:09]

Hello Tony,
another one of your perfectly done composition! Nice place, sharp details and good exposure, thanks my friend!
Best regards

Merhaba dostum Tony,
What a beautiful seascape with surging waves and rocky outcroppings, now inhabited by a colony of gannets! A perfect example to a macrohabitat my friend. TFS and cheers,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-29 4:58]

Hello Ho, just a perfect shot for a superb landscape scene. Brilliant colors and a great view. Ganesh

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-29 5:36]

Hi Tony
Beautiful composition.Excellent POV and perfect DOF.Light and colors are outstanding.I like those to hill in the front portion of the image ,it give the effect of intering in to your image by a door.
TFS Michel

WOW Tony... I really like the beauty and depth of this one. The composition, POV, lighting, and detail are all superb... outstanding... TFS


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-29 7:52]

Hello Tony,
Such views are very nice and need good POV, light and composition that well show beauty and You done very well.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-29 11:05]

Hi Tony . I always enjoy your sea views. It makes me want to visit even more. The barbs are moving back to nest.Great colours in the sea and sky. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-29 14:09]

Hi Tony,

It's been such fun watching the changing seasons in NZ. Looks like summer isn't far away. A beautiful scene with the sea framed by the rocks. It looks like a lot of Gannets have made their way back. The surf hitting the shore, the colors of the water and sky are just magnificent.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-29 23:59]

Hi Tony

A lovely view of this beautiful coast - I like the way that you have made the gannels a detail of the composition rather than focussing on them. Lovely shot.


This is breathtaking to me, Tony!Superb work!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-30 2:41]

Hi Tony,
a very nice POV here, it's great to see this healthy looking Gannet colony on the rocks. Colours and clarity are as beautiful as always...:o)

Hello Tony

Amazing! I would love to visit this spot.
The shot shows an incredible view of the coast and the Gannet's summer grounds.
The focus is sharp with lovely details.
Super job.



Hi Tony,
Spectaculair pov on the rocks and birds.
Nicely framed and good composition.
Nice to see the waves.


Splendid landsccape capture of this seaside place Tony.
TFS and regards,

Hi Tony, fantastic seascape with wonderful cliffs, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-30 12:51]

Very impressive shot, Tony!
That is a looot of Gannets!
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Great contrast.
Superb composition.

Well done,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-30 12:58]

Hello Tony, Nice sescape shot with birds. Wonderful framing. Nice POV, colors, light and composition. TFS.

Hi Tony,

This is really a wonderful seascape. I like very much the open window between the gannet covered rocks. The colors, luminosity, and sharpness are wonderful. What a beautiful place and a beautiful day!

Evelynn : )

Hi Tony,
What a superb landscape vith superb colours and perspective.TFS.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-01 1:02]

Hey buddy,
wonderful place,
beautiful shot and colors ...
attractive postcard,
Regards Tony and family, .)

Hello Tony,

Enjoy the spring. A great seascape. Your POV is in my eyes "PERFECT" You have created a depth in this photo wit the colony at the FG. Happy to see this place again, it is such a beautiful place.

Thanks for sharing TONY. CHEERS AND TFS BOB

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-01 22:53]

Hello Tony,
I missed the return of the gannets!
This is a superb beautifully composed view of their nesting sites with a great view of the coast and the rollers between the two rock stacks. The lighting is superb here too.
TFS this beautiful view,

hello Tony

3 shot on one like we see on your categories,
the gannet colony, the landscape/seascape, and the ocean,
shot with very fine POV and DOF, beautiful colours,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-09 7:02]

Hi Tony,
I remember this lovely place from your previous photos. It's great to see all those gannets there. I like the scenery a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-28 8:38]

Hi Tony.
Great lovely place. Rocks, white horses, wonderful lights and sweet colours create and fine picture. Technically shot i taken greatly as usual. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-30 1:12]

Hi Ho,

Wonderful postal, excellent colors,tones, sharpness, composition and point of view.


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