A lit­tle to the left...

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I vis­ited Bird Is­land on the West Coast, with the sole mis­sion of pho­tograph­ing Cape gan­nets. In Lam­bert’s Bay, how­ever, I found out that you can’t ac­cess the colony be­fore 7 am. At the coast in De­cem­ber, the sun has been up for over an hour by this time al­ready… I was wor­ried about pho­tograph­ing white birds in such harsh light. I soon re­alised they’re not arc­tic white, but creamy white. You still have to check your his­togram to en­sure you’re not over­ex­pos­ing, but it wasn’t nearly as hard as I’d feared. I lucked out one morn­ing when the gates opened ear­lier, and I got this shot of two gan­nets preen­ing each other. Ahhh… That’s nice. STU BOWIE, Cen­tu­rion

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