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Michel Lamarche

Free Member, St-Bruno-de-Montarville

Flying underwater...

... looking for some food...

Guillemot à miroir, Black Guillemot, Cepphus grylle

To answer a few questions about this picture, I'll have to transform myself in a tourist agent and tell you about the Biodome of Montreal which is a fantastic simulation of 5 ecosystems, including St-Lawrence Marine ecosystem that can be seen also from underwater with their access to a giant aquarium where you can see many species of fish and even (less frequent) birds that go underwater to get some food. I have to say it's in very difficult conditions, because the light is very low under water, the birds are not frequent and when they are, they move very fast, add to that that you can't use a tripod nor flash, that the birds are black and white (a nightmare for a photograph) and you have to take the picture through dirty windows, with reflections and a lot of people in front of you ;-)) So, I'm very happy about this one !!

Comments 19

  • aw masry 08/22/2007 20:51

    Very interesting moment !!!
    Best wishes - aw masry
  • Sarah D. Kiefer 07/30/2007 6:03

    what a wonderful capture!! je l'aiiiiiime bien!!!
    sarah k
  • Día Ynoche 07/23/2007 10:01

    THANKS for sharing....
  • Véronique Soulier 07/21/2007 9:05

    Merveilleux nageur aussi, superbe capture au travers d'une vitre ! je me souviens au Canada des ours polaires vus en grand aquarium, nageant avec légèreté et rapidité, c'était fascinant, ciao VS
    PS . J'aime aussi beaucoup les bulles !
  • CsomorLászló 07/16/2007 16:04

  • Renato T. 07/16/2007 11:28

  • Cees Kuijs 07/15/2007 11:11

    Stunning !!!!! Excellent capture.Great details and clarity trough the window taken !! Chapeau !!
    Greetings, Cees
  • Robyn Raggio 07/15/2007 5:35

    Great capture...perfect light, definition, crispness and a superb sense of aquatic movement through that liquid atmosphere. Lovely!
  • Dennis Maloney 07/14/2007 15:10

    You done a great job on this one, looks like you are right there with him....regards, den
  • Mr. Saguari 07/14/2007 14:13

    Sagi :-)
  • Luc Grollie 07/14/2007 10:10

    a superb shot in those difficult conditions !!!!!!
    the airbubbles are the max !!!!
  • Gerryj 07/14/2007 5:43

    I'm glad you gave that explanation. When I first saw this, I thought you must have been swimming right alongside the bird. Really nice shot, especially under those circumstances! :))
  • Geoff Ashton 07/13/2007 18:00

    how did you get that one ?
    looks good
    cheers geoff
  • Kedi 07/13/2007 12:17

    Really really amazing!
    I've always wondered how do they look like underwater
    Now I know...Beautiful...
    Thanks for sharing
    Best wishes
  • Marko König 07/13/2007 9:13

    Great and interesting capture - i like it.
  • Tom McAlexander 07/13/2007 8:34

    Breath taking shot...especially for the bird.
  • Lawson McCulloch 07/13/2007 8:16

    A really great shot Michel.
    best wishes from Lawson McCulloch.
  • Antoinette 07/13/2007 7:50

    wow, what an amazing picture!
  • ahsanuddin 07/13/2007 6:49

    what da....... it's amazing shot