Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
Royal Albatross Colony, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400OS @ 400mm
1/1000s f/13 ISO640 | Raw
Featured in High Quality Images (13 October 2010)
Featured in The Birds (12 December 2010)

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    wow, wonderful capture Werner

  • thanks Robert – I think I owe a lot to this optically stabilised lens!

    – Werner Padarin

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture! Marvellous :-)

  • thanks Ellis – we were near the colony for just about 30 minutes and were lucky that the right wind sprang up at that time to allow these magnificent birds to soar

    – Werner Padarin

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Terrific capture

  • thanks Kala – this occasion was a good learning experience for me in panning the lens and zooming as the birds passed overhead

    – Werner Padarin

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago



  • thankyou very much for that great honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

  • thanks for the fav Kathleen – my pleasure to submit this to the group

    – Werner Padarin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • my pleasure, Ray

    – Werner Padarin

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    December 12, 2010

  • thankyou very much Teresa – lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • thankyou Andrea, appreciate your visit and support

    – Werner Padarin

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/07/31

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • thankyou Larry

    – Werner Padarin

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