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Feeding an Australasian Gannet chick (Morus serrator or Sula bassana, also Australian Gannet, Tākapu)
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
Bird counts are undertaken at this naturally established colony. For the purpose of counting the area has been overlaid by a grid of hoses and a portion of such a hose is visible in this shot

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400OS @ 400mm
f/9 1/500s ISO320 | Raw
Featured in Closeups in Nature (26 April 2011)
Featured in It’s in the detail (30 April 2011)
Featured in The Birds (30 April 2011)
Featured in High Quality Images (5 May 2011)
Featured in Furry Friend’s Features (11 June 2012)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (16 October 2013)
Featured in Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants (25 November 2013)
Featured in Love these Creatures (28 November 2013)
Top 10 in I Love Birds “Hungry baby birds” (12 June 2011)

I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia
My photography also appears on werner.padarin.photography

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  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture of this wonderful moment!!!

  • thankyou Michaela – seeing this made me wonder about wonder about laryngitis …

    – Werner Padarin

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, you got great timing Werner. :)

  • thankyou Dominika – actually I took a sequence of shots and selected the most interesting – wouldn’t have been able to afford to do that in the old film days!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • thankyou very much Ray – greatly appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago


    Your outstanding artwork is the spectacular to study about:)
    Hugs someone you love everyday, life is too short to waste the time and be sorrow when time to pass away…
    Best Regards

  • thankyou Sunny

    – Werner Padarin

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanalmost 4 years ago

  • thankyou very Gemma for the lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    April 30, 2011

  • thankyou very much Teresa, lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • thankyou Carol

    – Werner Padarin

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 4 years ago

    Click the banner to congratulate your Fellow Artists

  • many thanks for the feature, Lynne – apologies for the late response – just saw this now

    – Werner Padarin

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    Oh gosh, now that’s a mouth full? Top shot!

    Gabe :)

  • I guess pecking at the back of mum’s throat is the best way to get her to throw up the food for one’s dinner … thankyou Gabe, glad you like it!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

    this is amazing
    i would love to see this here

  • thankyou Heather – glad you like it & happy to submit the shot

    – Werner Padarin

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