- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-01-29 21:16]
I'm glad to hear that the little Gannet was only sleeping. Your picture is delicate and sensitive. It reflects very well the attention of the parents for their offspring. The parents position is very nice. Moreover, you have very well managed the lighting, not easy with the bright white of the birds feathers.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-01-29 21:33]
You have here a good picture from the parents and the young ones.
I know this birds only from the zoo.
What a touching moment captured. It is so humanlike and one can actually see the love and bond these birds share with their young fluff ball. I can see in my mind’s eye what you describe in your note about the fact that this little looks as if it is dead, as it surely give the impression of being so. A beautiful and very intimate moment photographed. The detail is great. Have a lovely weekend.
- robindb (1420)
- [2009-01-30 0:55]
Nice image and a nice story The exposure is especialy well handled to get this level of detail.
Nice shot showing Gannet parental care Janice!
I must say I thought the baby gannet looked dead but it is nice to read that it was just sunbathing. Even though there is no eye contact at all it is a fine and well composed capture.
TFS and have a good weekend,
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-30 12:17]
Hi Janice. It is a moving picture but with a happy ending. The detail you have captured in feathers is first class. with natural colours. Good exposure on the white of the birds. well done tFS. Interesting notes too.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-01-30 18:13]
VERY good show of compassion Jan! You knew a situation which I have seen in other animals and all ended as well..but you thought good enough to capture an image as well...all the better!
- claudees (90)
- [2009-01-30 23:33]
Nice info and TFS such a touching picture.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-01-31 3:10]
This is a superb shot, Janice.A very touching scene, indeed.
I love the almost dramatic timing tin this shot!
- bikefifty (596)
- [2009-01-31 6:59]
Another great shot with a story. The color and framing of the picture is perfect. Your story ties it all together. This is what true nature photography is all about. TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-02-16 5:04]
Great to hear the little one was only sleeping, a happy ending here..
Because at first glance, the scene appears tragic & sad.
Very good POV showing both attentive parents.
Great exposure control of all that white plumage with very good detail/DOF.
Thanx for sharing this wonderful image :)