Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur)

Photographed with Canon EOS 7D and Canon 100-400mm ISM lens.

(Photo very heavily cropped, taken from cliffs}

  • Roy Ward PRO 5y

    Hi Tom,
    I love the way sea birds skim across the surface of the waves, using the updraft from the wave to maintain hight.
    I've been trying to get a shot like this of gannets. Rather difficult to follow them with a fully extended telephoto lens so you did well to capture this one. What a compact little bird!
    We are off to Point Lookout in a couple of weeks, so I will definitely be keeping an eye out for this little fellow.
  • Tobias Hayashi PRO 5y

    Nice one, must have been fairly close to get something at all resembling a photo from land! Great work though, love these little birds.
  • Peter PRO 5y

    Great to see birds like this from land. Nice catch.
  • scoobaDog 5y

    I didn't realize there were so many ocean birds just off "The Point". I'll have to give it a go one weekend.
  • Harold Stiver PRO 5y

    Excellent. I've never seen any of the Prion species. Interesting it was that close to shore.
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Taken on July 4, 2010
  • EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 400.0 mm
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