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Galapagos Joy

Galapagos Joy
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Copyright: Lori Morra (loribird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-20 15:04
Viewed: 2927
Points: 24
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I have learned so much from all. Thank you! Now I am so critical of my own work that when I was looking through the shots I previously prepared for TL I could not find any that met with my satisfaction... So off to the archives I went. I was shocked to find this one. When I traveled to the Galapagos Islands I had my Minolta Film Camera and lenses. I forgot that I also brought my digital Canon A95 with underwater housing for all the shorkeling activities. I have scanned so many pictures and the conversion from film to jpeg killed all the clarity and color so I had given up on sharing any of my Galapagos images. That is so unfortunate given the fact that I think it is the most incredible place on earth from a wildlife standpoint. I don't remember carrying this camera on any of the non water tours but apparently I must have. I am so sorry this is grainy and I know that because of the size it is not as sharp as I would like it to be but I hope you will enjoy it never the less. I wish there were words to describe the experience of being in one of the most peacful harmonious places in the world. Have a great weekend!

From wikipedia:
The Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra, is a large seabird of the booby family, Sulidae. This species breeds on islands in tropical oceans, except in the eastern Atlantic; in the eastern Pacific it is replaced by the Nazca Booby, Sula granti, which was formerly regarded as a subspecies of Masked Booby.It is also called the Masked Gannet or the Blue-faced Booby.

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I really enjoy this picture.It has clarity and the colors are natural.Very delightful composition the birds seem to have a conversation.Friendly regards Otto.

Beautiful capture of those rare birds. Great pov and it has a good dof with crisp and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-05-20 20:03]

Very well done composition with so many interesting elements.


Hi Lori
Beautiful light and lovely fresh atmosphere where you nicely captured these birds as seems talking with each other..the cool color of BG adds into the beauty of your shot.
Best Wishes

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-05-21 3:03]

Hi Lori,
This is a nice clear sharp scan, the colours are good and the focus is nice and sharp, composition of the birds on the rock is great and you have great lighting. I am envious you have been to the Galapagos to take the shots of the vast array of wildlife there. Very nice shot. Best wishes.

Hi Lori
lovely natural scene of chating birds, well seen, composed and captured.
the details are clear and the colors sharp and nice.

Very beautiful bird portrait!
Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-05-21 7:20]


merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe quels oiseaux dans ce décor de pierre avec l'écume blanchem, fantastique compo.

bravo et amitié


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-05-21 7:38]

HI Lori, this is so wonderful, a perfect comnposition of this landscape with the beautiful birds in front of. You managed it wonderfully, a nice conversation scene. Have a nice weekend.
Regards Rose

Hi, Lori. This is a very elegant shot and it is so natural with the birds involved in their conversation. Great POV, colors and perspective of a lovely nature scene. Cheers.

A lovely scene where you caught beautiful bird talking to each other, Lori!

Great sharpness and well management of light in this case.
The POV and DOF are well done, and colors are natural.
Well taken!


Hello Lori,

Excellent capture of these birds flying over rocks with ease.
Great concilliabulles them.
Composition attractive and bright.
Well done and TFS.
Friendships and good Weekend.

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