Wednesday, 27th May 2009
by Matt Burrard-Lucas
I spent about 3 hours at this colony of gannets in New Zealand. Unfortunately there were only about 80 birds, as opposed to 25,000 during the summer. The ground around the colony was pretty disgusting and occasionally I would crawl over a bone or get too close to a corpse. The moody atmosphere was created by underexposing and using a speedlite flash.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds MKIII, 24-70mm f/2.8, 580EX speedlite
I have been a photographer for about five years now. I especially enjoy wildlife and macro photography.