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The Great Skua Attacks
The Great Skua Attacks

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Ingolfshofdi in Iceland
Date: Jul 26, 2004
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005


Place: 217 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.7948
Avg (commenters): 6.3889
Avg (participants): 5.7462
Avg (non-participants): 5.9512
Views since voting: 3085
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 346
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/23/2005 07:14:28 PM
hehe this is funny!

And the model (Einar, not the bird) used to call him self Eirúsi when taking photos some 20 years ago. But he changed that into Eris since I was Eirasi befor he was Eirúsi!
02/01/2005 01:38:24 PM
heh, 2 pics from same place :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 07:51:55 PM
I don't think you should have your bait act as porter also; too much chance of dropping expensive equipment!
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01/30/2005 06:57:24 PM
A truly excellent capture. Colour is a little flat.
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01/27/2005 08:06:23 PM
Great action capture. Composition feels a little cramped top and bottom and a little loose left to right, but I'm sure that was due to the quick timing on getting the shot. Bumping up one.
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01/26/2005 12:53:06 PM
Nicely timed and composed photograph, with good detail, especially in the birds feathers. ((8))
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01/25/2005 09:21:21 PM
He needs one of those talon gloves. :)

Great capture, well done photo.
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01/25/2005 03:25:11 PM
i wish ya'll would just leave those poor birds alone! i don't know much about them, but i can't imagine that they really attack when unprovoked! <grin> yep, this is yet another amazing attacking skua capture. good work! i hope this isn't getting overlooked in this super-sized challenge, and that viewers are giving this the time necessary to appreciate it. thanks for sharing. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
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01/23/2005 07:04:13 AM
What incredible timing you have, not the most compositionally sound or aesthetically pleasing image here, but this remains mightily eyecatching thanks to your terrific skill in topping the motion here. 7.
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01/21/2005 05:26:28 PM
Quit stealing her eggs. Nice action
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01/20/2005 05:25:18 PM
Wow. That is an amazing capture. I really like the foggy, misty background. I think it adds to the focus of the picture. Good luck.
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01/20/2005 04:11:27 PM
The bird is a neat capture, but the color of the overall scene is really drab
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01/19/2005 06:23:50 PM
You take what you can get in these exciting circumstances, and the skua is a mean old bird. I would have loved to see this in a vertical pose, but the bird probably wouldn't have stayed around long enough for that... Good catch.
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01/18/2005 11:01:16 PM
Interesting shot but noticeably oversharpened.
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01/18/2005 08:30:09 AM
Interesting photo. I wanna know why this guys was being attacked by a gull? The colors look a little bland but the looks like the time of year the photo was taken. Excellent clarity and sharpness.
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01/17/2005 07:04:00 AM
Very good action shot.
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01/16/2005 12:45:23 PM
Wow great moment, and great capture. Are these birds crazy or what. :)
Hope no one got hurt. Very nice moment.
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01/16/2005 08:31:16 AM
Great capture - just the right moment. The walking stick (?) makes this look as if it just happened while out for a ramble, and leaves me wondered about the circumstances.
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01/16/2005 06:20:56 AM
Are they protected? I would smack him silly with my walking stick. :)
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01/16/2005 01:11:20 AM
Einar í vörn. Ég held reyndar að mím mynd með pabba hans sé betri. Þessi er samt góð.
Good luck.
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