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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-18 16:42
Viewed: 3285
Points: 20
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Common Murre (Uria aalge)

This has been the longest absence from TN since I became a member almost 3 years ago! I've been busy with work like I have never been before, I guess it is a good thing. Well, for my second 300th mark ( My first was a couple of years ago, but then I erased all the pictures).
Anyways, for my 300th photo I'm posting the Common Guillemot or Common Murre, a bird I was first able to observe in high sea, at the Monterey Bay.


This bird is a pursuit-diver that forages for food by swimming underwater using its wings for propulsion. Dives usually last less than one minute, but the bird swims underwater for distances of over 50 m (160 ft) on a regular basis. Diving depths up to 180 m (600 ft) have been recorded and birds can remain underwater a couple of minutes.

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2009-07-18 17:41]

Hi Everton,

Congratulations on your 300th (or second 300th) posting. I love the smooth texture of the head and neck of the Common Murre in your photo. Very good details and colors. I've never seen that bird before. TFS.


hello Everton

congratulations for your second 300th photo on TN !
beautiful photo of the Common Guillemot, fine POV to show
its plumage from the top, excellent sharpness and details,
i love to see the foots movement of the bird swimming,



Hi Everton

Congrats on your 300th. This is a very clean, sharp image and an interesting bird!


Hello Everton !
It's nice to you could post this beautiful picture, even if work is taking up most go your time ! And congratulations for your 300th post ! We do not see this bird very often, on TN or elsewhere, so I appreciate it even more. The Guillemot (it's also his name in French) is a wonderful bird, he's so elegant. I also like how the water looks smooth in front of the bird. The composition and POV are excellent, as well as the details, the sharpness and the colors. Very well done !

Hello Everton,
congratulations for your second 300th post on TN; fantastic picture of the Common Murre taken with superb sharpness and very beautiful natural colours in a very nice composition.
Best regards

Hi Everton
Congrats on 300 posts second time around.
Crystal clear image with sharp clean detail and nice natural color.
tfs jon

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-19 5:49]

Hello Everton
Excellent capture, clear image and great details

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-07-19 6:40]

Olá Everton.
Parabens pelas 300 fotos no TN.
Imagem com ótima nitidez, luminosidade e cores.
Belo trabalho.

Hello Everton
Congratulions for your 300th post on TN, each one is very beautiful, it's only pity that i not see your first 300th images
great shot of this Common Murre, wonderful sharpness, colors and composition
I like the watermovment, i think the bird was swimming very fast
Have a good night

hello Everton,
this is great capture for beautiful Uria aalge and great selection to celebrate for your 300th post. Congratulations on it. I wish you many hundred posts here for a long time. sorry for my delay. I have seen this post newly. best wishes my friend

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