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Swooping and gliding

Posted by
~~~Ann~~~ (Nelson, New Zealand) on 30 July 2013 in Animal & Insect.

These birds are swooping and gliding over the protected waters of the Nelson Haven, a sheltered inlet separated from the open sea of Tasman Bay by the long breakwater of the natural Boulder Bank, visible here as a dark band. Great for birdwatching and romantic sunsets over the Arthur Ranges.

With extensive intertidal sand and mudflats it is an important feeding and roosting area for waders, including Eastern Bar-tailed Godwits, Banded Dotterel and Variable Oystercatcher. Pied Shags breed in pine trees on Haulashore Island to the west and Australasian Bittern occur around the fringes of the inlet.

Lens: Olympus 12-50 mm

Panasonic DMC-G3 1/1600 second F/11.0 ISO 160 54 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


30 Jul 2013 6:51am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Many thanks!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition and light. Have a nice day.

30 Jul 2013 7:34am

@Aubélia: Thank you Aubélia

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

La photo du jour pour moi, félicitations!!! *****

30 Jul 2013 7:54am

@Tede: Thanks, Tede

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Trés belle lumiére ! bien composé

30 Jul 2013 9:01am

@Patrick M.: Merci, Patrick

omid from mashhad, Iran

so so beautiful composition & lights!!!
Amazing & lovely!

30 Jul 2013 9:04am

@omid: Thanks to you, Omid


how nice

30 Jul 2013 10:11am

@AMIR BABA: Thanks Amir

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Très,très,très joli.Cela mérite un "remix".

30 Jul 2013 10:29am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

Great image of the seagulls. A beautiful capture of the light - I like the layers in this shot too.

30 Jul 2013 11:01am

@Emma G: Good to see you back, Emma

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Glorious light in this perfect image !

30 Jul 2013 11:24am

@Mariana Maoduš: Thanks Mariana

saran from shiraz, Iran

so much excellent . thanks for shot

30 Jul 2013 11:48am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Wonderful fly! 5*

30 Jul 2013 1:34pm

@Mamyni: Many thanks!

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Lovely light in this composition !! Perfect work !

30 Jul 2013 4:28pm

@Frankiess: Thanks Frankiess

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!

30 Jul 2013 4:53pm

@Marie-Line: Thanks Marie-Line

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

So beautiful, Ann !!
Great composition, colors and very atmospheric...
Greeting, Anna :))

30 Jul 2013 5:09pm

@FotoAnna ❀: Thanks very much from one Anna to another!

Ari from Turku, Finland


30 Jul 2013 5:30pm

@Ari: Thanks, Ari

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A very beautiful composition with magical light ! Excellent !

30 Jul 2013 5:37pm

@Laurette: Thank you!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Excellent light. Good capture.

30 Jul 2013 6:38pm

@Jeff: Ta!

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant ! like a japanese print ...

30 Jul 2013 7:31pm

@franz: Thanks Franz!

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Fabulous, is the best that I see today. Very beautiful composition and light is excellent. I shall have enjoyed doing this picture. 5*****
Have a good evening.

30 Jul 2013 7:48pm

@gerard1948: Muchas gracias por el apoyo, Gerard!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I missed this yesterday but I'm so glad I took a look, it's a beautiful composition Ann

31 Jul 2013 7:07am

@Doug: Delighted that our local paper has seen fit to publish this one in its Daily Reader Photo series

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is one beautiful picture, that light has rendered in the best possible way.

31 Jul 2013 7:54am

@Curly: Thanks very much Curly

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh une merveille avec cette lumière

31 Jul 2013 11:22am

@L'angevine: Merci!

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful moment, great work with light here!

2 Aug 2013 7:48am

@Vaido: Many thanks, Vaido

Tracy from Waipukurau, New Zealand

I love this! One can wait for ever for this timing to occur. Well done, slightly jealous.

4 Aug 2013 7:52am

@Tracy: My approach was to take many pics especially as I didn't have a tripod or monopod with me.

michel creze from le havre, France

Beautiful !!!!!

18 Dec 2013 8:28am

Panasonic DMC-G3
1/1600 second
ISO 160
54 mm (35mm equiv.)