Gudrun

Gudrun

Posted on 03/27/2016


Photo taken on January 22, 2007

1/125 f/7.1 200.0 mm ISO 100

Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

18.0-200.0 mm



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The Sunday Challenge (TSC)- Eggs:

Skuas love penguin eggs and steal them wherever they can (see inset photo).

From the archives- vignette and slight zoom effect added in Picasa.

Berny, H.-Marie, Annemarie, Izydor Mielnik and 26 other people have particularly liked this photo


64 comments - The latest ones
H C
H C
Beautiful capture.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to H C
Many thanks, Harriet!
2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Tragic, but great shots =)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks a lot, Sami! Penguins are part of the food chain that's why they always lay two eggs...
2 years ago.
I Holzi
I Holzi
Ich finde, das sollte in die Vogelgruppe, Gudrun...!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to I Holzi
Herzlichen Dank, Iris, ist drin:-)
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Oh that's sad ... but part of the way nature works ... great shot for the challenge though Gudrun. :)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
Thank you so much, Chris! Yes, part of nature-if the egg survives the chicks are in danger of being eaten as well...
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Really? Well, you've certainly made the most of of it. This is beautiful.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks a lot, Karen!
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Oh how sad! Great capture though
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Janano -
Thanks, Jan! The skuas behave like a fox in the chicken run....;-)
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
fabulous shot with the snow but sad ending for a penguin egg
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thank you, Wendi:-) Well, skuas also have to eat;)
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A beautiful composition of these broken egg shells, Gudrun. As Karen said, you've made the most of the situation :-))

Have a Happy Easter, and welcome to TSC!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Valfal
Thanks very much, Valerie! I nearly trod into the shells then rather took a photo;-)
2 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
egg shells on a snowy day
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Michelle Ress
Thank you, Michelle! Actually-a summer's day there;-)
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Great composition!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Helena Ferreira
Many thanks, Helena!
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Gosh, penguin eggs, interesting texture.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Gillian Everett
Thanks, Gillian! I didn't want to have a closer look at the texture, I suspect there's some guano involved;-)
2 years ago.
©UdoSm
©UdoSm
Also hast Du praktisch Nesträuber bzw. Eierdiebe erwischt... geklaut wird wohl überall...
LG Udo
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to ©UdoSm
Schönen Dank, Udo! Naja, die Bilder sind an 2 verschiedenen Orten aufgenommen, das erste ist ein alter Tatort und das zweite war in flagrante delicto:-)))
2 years ago.
elvigiadelosamaneceres.com
elvigiadelosamanecer…
Hermosa imagen
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to elvigiadelosamanecer…
Gracias, Juan Luis!
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
interesting egg and fab shot.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to fragglerocks
Thanks a lot, fraggle!
2 years ago.
Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel
so geht es in der Natur, frohe Ostern
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Ko Hummel
Danke, Ko! Ja, that's life!
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Der Kreislauf des Lebens - klasse Aufnahmen, beide!

Ach - und gestern hab ich das irgendwie "verpennt" - schön, dass du jetzt auch bei TSC bist! ;-D
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Dida From Augsburg
Danke, Dida! Genau, Raubmöwen müssen auch fressen....
Ich habe jeden Sonntag eure tollen Ideen gesehen, da wollte ich mich auch mal dran versuchen- hab gleich mit Disqualifizierung angefangen;-)
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
sehr cool, dass Du ein Pinguin-Ei fotografieren konntest. Schade allerdings, dass es vorher geräubert wurde ... Willkommen hier :-)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Chrissy
Danke, Chrissy! Wir haben damals sogar noch "ungeräuberte" Eier mit Pinguin draufsitzend gesehen- die hatte ich auf die Schnelle nicht gefunden;-)
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
lovely image, I went out looking for fallen shells, but it's a bit early in the season here
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Amazingstoker
Thank you! It's early in the season here too- it's a very ooold photo;-)
2 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Sad, but beautifully captured and presented ... hope you had a nice Easter! :)
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to autofantasia
Thanks, Paul! Sad, but a fact of life- think of all the birds' nests being destroyed by our cute liitle cats;-)
2 years ago.
Fallnetöm
Fallnetöm
so soll es sein, das ein Gleichgewicht bestehen bleibt ... sehr schön - auch in der Bearbeitung!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Fallnetöm
Besten Dank, Töm! Die Skuas sind bei den Pingus schon eingeplant, sonst würden sie nicht 2 Eier legen- überleben tut in 90% eh nur das kräftigere Küken, das auch bevorzugt gefüttert wird.
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken and very true.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to tiabunna
Thanks you so much, George! And it's not the end- if they survive the skuas there are still the leopard seals...
2 years ago.
volker_hmbg
volker_hmbg
Hier erübrigt sich die Frage: "Was war zuerst da, Der Vogel oder das Ei?"

Hir warens die Möven!

Mal ein anderes Motiv zu Ostern.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to volker_hmbg
Danke, Volker! Ja, diese Raubmöwen sind fast so groß wie die erwachsenen Pinguine!
2 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Tolle Aufnahme mit einer schönen Bearbeitung !
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Ulrich John
Herzlichen Dank, Ulrich! Die weiße Vignette bot sich bei dem Schnee an;-)
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Great!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to cammino
Schönen Dank, cammino!
2 years ago.
Mariano
Mariano
Los skuas suelen ser muy agresivos, no sé si te han atacado pero a mí sí. Muy linda tu foto !!. Mis saludos Gudrun
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Mariano
Muchas gracias, Mariano! Oh dear, did you get too near their nests? We stayed well away - their beaks are really vicious!
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
malerisch, great
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Thanks very much, Wierd!
2 years ago.
Lian
Lian
A sad story :-(
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Lian
Many thanks, Lian! It's the way of nature- penguins are not top of the food chain....
2 years ago.
LotharW
LotharW
Es war ein Ma(h)l...
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to LotharW
Danke vielmals, Lothar! Haha, ein leckeres Mahl;-) Man sieht, wo der Skuaschnabel gehackt hat...
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Nice original image for this challenge....sad for the penguin, ut great for the skua!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thanks a lot, Judith! They always lay 2 eggs in order for one chick to survive:-)
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful soft tones.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you, Jaap! It was amazing though how "dirty" the snow looked;-) All the guano makes the algae grow...
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
WOW!

Fantastic Gudrun!
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thanks, Paul! I'm glad the egg challenge helped to rescue this from my archives:-)
2 years ago.
H.-Marie
H.-Marie
Die Nesträuber mal wieder- so ist Natur auch.
2 years ago.
Gudrun has replied to H.-Marie
Herzlichen Dank, Heide! Das gehört eben dazu, wir haben auch andere Vögel gesehen, die sich an einem toten Küken gütlich getan haben....
2 years ago.