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Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-08 11:59
Viewed: 6111
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is a place just off the coast of Scotland which is ruled by the gannets and the gulls. The man has left the lighthouse a few decades ago and the birds have taken over to create the largest gannet colony in the world (about 50,000). This place is known as Bass Rock.

Gannets can dive into the water at speeds of 90mph stunning the fish below the water.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-08 12:39]

Hello Dan,
Fantastic close sharp detailed photo of this Gannet in flight. In the blacks and whites the details are very good. Splendid bright colours with a very beautiful blue sky in the BG. An excellent composition.

Hallo Dan
This is really a smacker, not only is the colours of the overall image truly awesome, the scene is just right. I really fancy this bird, as it is perfectly shaped and ever so beautiful. The detail around the eye has a lot of attraction to it and you have captured it so well. Your presentation is spot on, with great sharpness and pleasant to look at. It stole my heart for beauty. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

Impressive photo in very good sharpness and details. Excellent clear light, colours, POV and composition. A real beauty!

Hi Dan,
wonderfull gannet in flight. Must have passed quite near.
best regards

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