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Copyright: Chian Sing Lai (kim_gwan) (53)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony SLT a35, Sony G 70-400mm F4.5-F5.6, Sony SDHC 8GB
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-16 2:11
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are 3 large colonies of Gannets found at Muriwai Beach.

Most of the Gannets are resting on a small patch of sand/soil with an egg underneath.

Both parents are actively involved in the incubation process which lasts for 42 to 46 days until hatching. Gannets use their foot webs to incubate the egg. The foot webs, which are richly irrigated with blood vessels are wrapped around the egg.

This particular Gannet stood up first to check and then adjust the egg. Unfortunately, i cant get closer even with my 70-400mm lens.

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