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Thanks to all for the votes and comments on my Fox upload, its much appreciated as always.

Today I'm offering a Gannet shot, taken on Bass rock, Scotland

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2010 - 11:04 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:In coming
Username:Mike_Young Mike_Young
Uploaded:15 Dec 2011 - 8:27 PM
Tags:Bass rock, Bird, Flight, Gannet, Scotland, Sea, Wildlife / nature
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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 8:36 PM

fantastic in flight capture, nice detail on the plumage and excellent eye contact well taken.
steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 8:41 PM

...with landing gear down tooSmile

Adrian

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McClicker
McClicker  2 England
15 Dec 2011 - 8:45 PM

WOW what a Great shot

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 8:49 PM

"Duck" or gannet? Grin

Dave

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 9:01 PM

Stunning pose

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achieverswales
15 Dec 2011 - 9:02 PM

A cracker Mike Awesome details.

Regards

Trev.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 9:23 PM

Cracking photo Mike great bird beautifully presented
David

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1005 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 9:29 PM

Wow!
I have to say that I'm not into bird shots. I'm not interested in every-feather-sharp, focus-on-the-eye-or-be-forever-damned ID shots, I want images that say something about life and survival. This does. Absolutely brilliant.
Moira

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 10:12 PM

Amazing in flight image!

Ken

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 10:15 PM

I agree with Moira, this engages the viewer, the action is captivating.

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bryan26
bryan26  4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 - 11:16 PM

Superb.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France31 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2011 - 11:17 PM

perfect in flight shot! Wonderful detail and wing movement
Bass Rock must be 'the ' spot for gannets.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 6:03 AM

A first class capture, Mike, pin sharp, wonderful detail, very well captured. Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 8:31 AM

A big congraats on that well deserved award
This really is spectacular

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terry_cavner
16 Dec 2011 - 9:14 AM

A Cracker !!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Dec 2011 - 9:43 AM

Stunning capture! IB

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
16 Dec 2011 - 10:25 AM

im in awe, stunning image, and i love that pose, beautiful detail.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 1:45 PM

Utterly stunning Mike. A superb shot and one of the best flight shots I have seen.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 3:02 PM

pure magic

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4568 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 3:29 PM

Terrific shot !!!.....wonderful piece of action, & such gorgeous quality !!!!!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 3:52 PM

Brilliant!

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Dec 2011 - 4:10 PM

Great capture - with the horizon in 'just the right place'.

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
16 Dec 2011 - 4:33 PM

This is just one fantastic capture,brilliant.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
16 Dec 2011 - 7:11 PM

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2011 - 9:06 PM

Wow! Brilliantly captured and superb clarity.
Derek

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Skate
Skate  2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2011 - 11:32 AM

This is exquisite and worthy of any accolade! Fantastic symmetry, feather detail, expression and in-your-face action. Inspirational indeed.

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 3:52 PM

A very fine shot and you've certainly caught the scary side of these birds, Mike!

David

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 9:12 PM

Now Mike that is what photography is all about
brilliant timing and all the detail there
perfection
Lillian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 10:15 PM

A fantastic inflight capture, you've timed this one to perfection

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2011 - 11:14 PM

Stunning!

Ann

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MartinG365
23 Dec 2011 - 9:04 PM

Fantastic capture.
Martin

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 6:02 PM

Congrats on the well deserved GEA Mike, it's a cracker,
Geoff.

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JoshReptiles
21 Feb 2012 - 7:32 PM

Lovely shot the wing span on that bird is amazing!!

Josh

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