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Copyright: Ralph Starck (HapiSnapa) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 20 N: 343] (2534)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 300, Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR, Kenko Digital UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 0:34
Viewed: 1633
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Mollymawks are a type of Albatross that belong to Diomedeidae family and come from the Procellariiformes order, along with Shearwaters, Fulmars, Storm-petrels, and Diving-petrels. They are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, where they are the most common of the albatrosses. They were long considered to be in the same genus as the great albatrosses,

This shot was taken from the back of the Whale Watch boat I was on. When ever the boat shifted location several of these beautiful birds followed it.

Thanks for looking

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hi ralph
great shot of this beautiful seabird,well caught very good colours and detail.

Hey Ralph,
Excelent shot of this wonderfull and really interesting seagull looking albatros. It looks kinda angry with you because you were taking the picture :P
Have a great day,

Great photo Ralph. Its beak and shading on its head/neck area is interesting, I don't think I've ever seen one of these in real-life. It looks very aggressive whilst looking that way, perfect photo opportunity. Good job on the composition and DOF too, and nice use of the full focal length. Sounds like it was a good day.


Hello Ralph,

This is a new bird, for me.
It has a dour expression, or is it just concentrating on the boat?

You have a fine capture, showing the bird's plummage to good effect. The turn of its head, looking towards the lower r/h corner of the frame, meant a thoughtful composition, for you, which you have dealt with perfectly.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Ralph

Superbe photo avec d'excellents détails sur la tête!!
Bec sublime et bel oeil souligné par cette étrange ligne grise qui donne de la force à son regard!
Bravo Ralph!TFS.

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