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A pair of adult Australasian Gannets (Morus serrator or Sula bassana, also Australian Gannet, Tākapu) perform their bonding ritual, while another stands on a nest
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400OS @ 220mm
f/9 1/320s ISO400 | Raw
Featured in Going Coastal (26 April 2011)
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  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...over 3 years ago

    What a lovely capture Werner, beautiful!

  • very glad you like it Patty – thankyou very much for the feature

    – Werner Padarin

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 3 years ago

    Great shot. Congratulations on your feature. barb

  • thankyou Barb, glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • thankyou Richard

    – Werner Padarin

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 3 years ago

    The way the birds are positioned makes an excellent composition Werner, well spotted

  • thankyou Odille – glad you like it – it’s a bonding ritual, something I’d been hoping to capture, but at this time it was a bit late into the season and this was about the only instance I saw at this colony

    – Werner Padarin

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 3 years ago

    Great capture !!!

  • thankyou Annalisa

    – Werner Padarin

  • Larry  Grayam
    Larry Grayamover 3 years ago

    Congratulations 4/30/11

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  • many thanks Larry, that’s a great honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 3 years ago

  • thankyou very much Val – greatly appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    May 2, 2011

  • thankyou very much Teresa – It’s a lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    These birds are so soft and pretty and your capture is spot on! Congratulations!

  • lovely birds, glad you like the shot, thankyou

    – Werner Padarin

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    Superb photography. Excellent clarity. Congrats on this beauty. Cat

  • you’re very kind, thankyou

    – Werner Padarin

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