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Another one of my favourite shots that I got whilst visiting Bass Rock.
This was taken on the boat returning to harbour, during the 'chumming' process whereby a crew member throws scraps of fish over the side of the boat whilst the skipper drives the boat around in circles, and meanwhile massess of gulls and many gannets form a cloud around the boat diving for the scraps.
It's a hectic sequence, one that can make you slightly sea-sick as my good friend found out, but amazing to witness and spectacular for photography.
Although there is plentiful action to be had there, it isn't easy capturing it as it happens so quickly and randomly sometimes you struggle to decide where to aim the camera!

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:24 - 105 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gannet
Username:Phil32 Phil32
Uploaded:6 Sep 2010 - 8:42 PM
Tags:Bass rock, Gannet, Gannet dive, Morus bassanus, Wildlife / nature
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Kingfisher8
6 Sep 2010 - 8:45 PM

What a great capture well done.

Keith.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 8:46 PM

Excellent captur.well done.
saeid

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 8:48 PM

this is truly awesome a really incredible shot

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glenheg
glenheg  4 England
6 Sep 2010 - 9:08 PM

WOW,a class capture,
cheers Glen.

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BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 9:18 PM

What a fantastic shot, awesome !

Perfect exposure, pin sharp spot on.

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STUARTHILL758
6 Sep 2010 - 9:32 PM

secret war plane -great shot

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cairntable
6 Sep 2010 - 9:33 PM

excellent capture Phillip, you must have used a very fast shutter speed.
john.

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 10:13 PM

Great capture.
Good focus and colours.
You can see where the Concorde designers got ther inspirations from.

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 10:38 PM

Amazing image Phil,you put a lot of effort into this. I agree with Derek about the similarity of the wing shape to aircraft wings.
Worth another visit and take the sea sick tablets next time!!
Mike

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 - 12:21 AM

Glad to make it 30 great shot.

Ray

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot - well done

Chris

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MalcolmM e2 Member 927 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2010 - 8:39 AM

Superb

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2010 - 10:17 AM

Superb nature photography.
David

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
7 Sep 2010 - 3:46 PM

Great capture!

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7175 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2010 - 6:42 PM

Superb capture Phil, hats of to you it is a really belter this

LesF

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Phil32
Phil32  4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for your comments everyone, and especially thanks to BrianSS for your user award.

Phil

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 7:15 PM

caught this as the e2 feature.i love gannets and this is a great pose.lesley

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
10 Sep 2010 - 7:30 PM

Wow!!!
What an excellent capture.
How on earth did you get this one?
Superb!!
Robert

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