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Albatross


Albatross
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-07
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-11 2:26
Viewed: 1003
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Albatrosses, members of the family Diomedeidae, represent a small group of large tube-nosed petrels, with 21 recognised species. They include the largest seabirds, with wingspans measuring over 3 m and have powerful beaks for capturing prey at the sea surface.

They are adapted for foraging for long periods over the open ocean and are estimated to spend over 80% of their lives at sea, where they are capable of travelling long distances at high speed, reaching burst velocities of 130-140 km/h. They can cover up to 1800 km in a day during migration. Some albatrosses range widely over pelagic ocean, while others forage for food comparatively close to land over areas of continental shelf. Albatross are primarily surface feeders, with some shallow plunging. Their diet is known to include squid, krill, and fish, with some crustaceans and salps, although the diet of most species has been poorly researched.

http://www.treasuresofthesea.org.nz/albatrosses

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Hi Tsilla,
I have to be honest with this one! This is oversharpened and the effect is ruining this lovely composition. O.K. I can guess this is an exagerated crop from the actual capture!
Beautiful composition and perfect lighting.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

I agree with Francis. I think it is a little too sharpened Tsilla. This is such a fantastic shot. Great pose of a wonderful albatross. You captured the color and detail so well. I would rather see a soft focus without all the lines. Perhaps you did to make it artistic, but I would love to see it unsharpened. I am sure it is even more beautfiul than this one. TFS and have a good weekend. Shalom, Lori

Tsilla , i am afraid i have to agree with the others here , way oversharpend , you can do much better !
Interesting notes about the bird though that i gladly read , as mentioned to Francis in the thread i 'll be waiting for the re-post , thank you my friend,
Carol

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-03-11 23:20]

dear Tsilla,
a beautiful picture of wonderful albatross,
thank you for your excellent shot,
and
thanks for your kind expression of inquiry and sympathy,
Akihisa

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