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Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)


Posted by Swissblad on Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:36 pm

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The highlight of our trip to Scotland was getting to know the european Gannet - what an impressive bird - 200cm wingspan and dives of ≈ 100kmh - spectacular.
Difficult to capture the grace elegance and power of such a dive - this collage is an attempt.
Thanks for any feedback, C&C. Large view

Image made with Nikon D5 and Nikkor 200-500mm.

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by John Spreitzer on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:26 am
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Excellent sequence captured! Nice work!
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by Swissblad on Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:18 am
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John Spreitzer wrote:
Excellent sequence captured! Nice work!

Thanks John - appreciated - still need to work at my technique though - some areas of the image look a bit dodgy.
Have a great WE, S.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:08 pm
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nice layering too.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:49 pm
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Moved to P & DA because of the post shutter manipulation to create the collage - and nicely done too, Sinuhe!   I think you have showcased the iconic Gannet dive very well.  :) 
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by Ron Day on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 pm
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Beautiful collage - I like how the bottom Gannet is preparing to enter the water with wings back.
 

by Swissblad on Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:38 pm
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Thanks all for the kind comments, and transfer to appropriate section.

Witnessing these birds close at hand was an incredible experience.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:24 am
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Great sequence- really enjoy seeing the different wing positions and the final dive.
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by Swissblad on Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:23 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Great sequence- really enjoy seeing the different wing positions and the final dive.


Thanks Cynthia - it's over in a flash - I have countless frames with only the final splash.
Glad this sequence worked out.
 

by Sandy R-B on Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:52 pm
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Great sequence! hope to do that with the eclipse images from this morning.
Really nice capture!
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