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Southern Giant-Petrel

Southern Giant-Petrel
著作權:Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
相機:Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure:f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version:Original Version
Travelogue:South America Cruise
提交日期:2007-04-07 7:34
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Macronectes giganteus
large seabirds up to 100cm in length with a wingspan between 150 and 210cm. The species is sexually dimorphic, with males larger than females. Within populations, two colour morphs occur. The most common is the dark morph with a white head and neck, and a dark grey-brown body. There is also a white morph with scattered black feathers.

It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International because of a sharp decline probably caused by long-line fishing.

It is distinguished from the albatrosses by its shorter, narrower wings, its hump-backed look and its huge bill. It is distinguished from Northern Giant-Petrel M. halli by its yellowish bill with pale green tip compared to the reddish tip of the Northern Giant-Petrel.

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To cicindela: ThanksSkyF 2 04-07 08:42

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Hello Sky,
A fine dynamic image, accompanied by a great and educational note!
Good details in the bird, and a fine feeling of depth!
Pablo -

Hello Sky!
Interesting POV (did you take this picture from a boat?) of interesting bird species. On the other hand a little better DOF would be nice (I understand that it is not easy to take good photo when the bird is flying :>).
I also do not know if the narrow frame would be better but this is only my opinion :>
Best regards and hava a nice Easter,

Hello Sky,
Beautiful. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-04-07 8:19]

Hello Sky,
I'm sure many would be very proud of a shot like you've got as this one is scarce and not easy to photograph. You've managed well to focus on his head and its humped back shows clearly. Interesting note too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Sky,
That is a real close up shot of such a big bird. It would have been an impressive moment to capture. The result is awesome.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-07 8:50]

Hello Sky,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1329] (10715)
  • [2007-04-07 9:36]

Hi Sky,

This is an interesting in flight shot.Never seen this bird before and you caught it well. My compliments!


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-07 11:45]

Hi Sky,
belle image, pas facile a r嶧lis嶪 avec la vitesse de vol. Le cadrage est soign, les d彋ails bien visibles.


bonjour sky
l''effet est saisissant on se rend bien compte de la taille de cet oiseau,la nettet est parfaite,juste un bout d'aile coup嶪 mais vu l'envergure cela ne devait pas etre facile.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-07 14:08]

Hello Sky

A very unique posting.I was unfamiliar with this bird.Very well captured in fight,and the size is very evident.Well composed with good detail.TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-07 14:26]

Hi Sky

What an impressive in-flight here from you!
This one really came very close to you (i see you've used the 70mm end of the lens) but that really gave an excellent impression of the big size of this bird.
Exceptional focus on the head, again a superb BG and good exposure.
I guess the only nit i can pick on here is the slight clipping on the left wing of the bird...but really no big deal.

Bravo, TFS and Happy Easter!

Hello Sky this is a superply timed shot well sharp and interesting bird, well caught best rgds Necip.

Good in-flight shot of this giant petrel
Well composed and exposed with good sharpness.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-07 21:54]

Hello Sky,
Fantastic inflight shot of this huge bird, good color and details, I bet you ducked a few times with this guy circling.

this guys looks rather weird, but you captured him well. sharpness and details are clear. a little dark perhaps to not enough lighting...?

good flight shot.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-08 6:40]

hello sky
another successful flying bird photo from your portfolio. i see good timing and its nice pose to you. i like composition, point of view, colours, details and informative note.
thanks for sharing

hello Sky

great picture of this giant bird
focus is very well in the head
you have captured it in and interesting moment : flying+
to get a good picture you must be there in the right time and the right position : well You did it



Hello Sky,
What a strange specie! I haven't see them very often I guess. This is a good POV with nice mouvement caught and good details where important! This is an interesting post with great notes. Thanks!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-09 14:10]

Hello Sky,
Excelleny and extremely dynamic shot. I like very much the ligh and shadow distribution over the bird body and the blurred background showing well the speed at which the bird was flying.
Best greetings and TFS!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-10 13:30]

Hi Sky

Nice in-flight shot. I like how close it feels, I almost feel like ducking. Great looking bird as well. Nicely done



Hello Sky !
What a great capture ! It must have been a great moment, to meet this giant Petrel ! You haven frozen the bird perfectly, with excellent details on his face and his beak. I also like the pose of the bird. The landscape in BG is very beautiful. Very well done !

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-11 8:30]

Hi Sky,
Great approach to this bird! You have to be very near the bird with your 300 mm zoom! Great details, sharpness and pov.
TFS, Jos M.

wow, terrific inflight-close-up, sky! :-)
wie hast du den denn erwischt? hat er dich mit dem flgel gestreift?
wonderful frozen action and great details abd even a little motion blur shwoing the flying-speed.
great job & viele gr絽 aus dem sonnigen k闤n, thor.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-28 10:17]

Joli r嶨lexe pour cette prise de vue, bravo.
Bonne journ嶪.

Hello Sky,Very lovely photo with perfect sharpness and detail.the looks wonderful there.Well done.TFS.

Looks like an alien space craft. Very nice action shot, great focus and nice eye level POV.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-26 9:27]

Hi Sky,
an excellant capture.
Very, very sharp and amazingly detailed.
Well done,

Hello Sky,

What a big one. In combination with the context to see you this bird really floating. It seems 3D. Interesting POV. Good BG and composition. Interesting note too. Regards and TFS Bob

Hello Sky beaytiful bird and color great pose in flying continue


This by far the shot that has moved me the most on TN. Through many nights of insomnia this site has kept me going and this always draws me back. Have been looking for words to accompany but cant apart from moving.

Best regards


great bird, nice to see this one for the first time, TFS Ori

Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.

Hello Sky,
Excellente in-flight shot!!! Well done.

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