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We were lucky to get to land on our planned trip to Bass rock. This is one taken from the boat on the way there during the 'chumming.'
So engrossed was I that I forgot to take any video Sad
28mm @ f9

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:28-70, 2.8L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bass Rock
Username:Melanie_M Melanie_M
Uploaded:23 Jun 2009 - 7:38 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 7:40 PM

Tremendous composition from a moving boat. Great action shot Melanie, just great.

Dougie

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 7:40 PM

great timing Melanie stop the action

Brian.................................................

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janeez
janeez e2 Member 51147 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 7:45 PM

Fantastic capture. Very well done.

Jane

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jimmypaton
23 Jun 2009 - 7:47 PM

very good capture
jimmy

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 8lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 7:50 PM

Lovely shot.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 8168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 8:00 PM

Thanks Dougie, I was really chuffed to get the rock and lighthouse in the BG, guess I was lucky more than once that day.
Mx

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ventile
ventile  6152 forum posts Wales
23 Jun 2009 - 8:05 PM

Excellent action shot....
Dave

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 8:15 PM

Superb image Melanie.
Tom.

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82202 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 8:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I really like this Melanie, but I have an edit to suggest (although the purists will hate me for it).

If you remove the 2 birds from the top right corner the dynamic of the image takes on a new feel and helps give emphasis to a natural diagnal.

Just a thought - take it or leave it - I'm still jealous!

Adam

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  7 England
23 Jun 2009 - 8:47 PM

Lovely image.

Dave H

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 8:59 PM

Very good shot with the gannets , especially with Bass rock and lighthouse in the B/G very envious , it deserves more votes & views
Tony

Last Modified By TonyFrith at 23 Jun 2009 - 9:01 PM

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 9:16 PM

If you fly in over Turnhouse, this rock is like a landmark - telling every one - "you're coming home".
Beautiful image,
Johanna

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marriedandhappy

A very energetic busy photo with the one at the front getting most of the glory with its fantastic colouring i do however agree with sherlob im jealous too.kaz

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GrahamNobles
23 Jun 2009 - 9:27 PM

My goodness me! Stunning work.
Graham

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  853 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 - 9:29 PM

Fantastic movement. Well caught!

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shannron
shannron  797 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 - 9:46 PM

ive given this my star of the week as it trully feels like im there, stunning clarity.

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 9:49 PM

well good.......

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12457 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 10:09 PM

Brilliant shot. Great timing.

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MikeBonsall
23 Jun 2009 - 10:12 PM

outstanding.

Mike

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carterart
carterart  974 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 - 10:28 PM

I've looked at many, many images taken of the gannets here but I think this is the first one that makes me really feel I am there with every elements that shouts Bass Rock present (with the dominant gannet just being the icing on the cake).

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 - 10:33 PM

Great capture.

Last Modified By Steve7962 at 23 Jun 2009 - 10:49 PM

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MichaelBHanney
MichaelBHanney e2 Member 5MichaelBHanney vcard
23 Jun 2009 - 11:08 PM

You've done really well to get this looking so sharp and well put together.

Michael

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G73photography
23 Jun 2009 - 11:28 PM

very good capture and all the birds fill the frame nicely including the one in the fg too. G

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2009 - 11:37 PM

They are such fantastic birds!
And you've got them in a fantastic setting too!
Cheers, Goggz

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 12:01 AM

What a great shot. Love everything about it.........Sandy

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 459 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 12:09 AM

A fantastic shot, well worthy of a medal. I aspire to take shots like this.
fish.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 8:40 AM

A superb shot and an excellent combination of the sharp action of the birds and the landscape.
Tim

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 9:29 AM

Excellent. I am usually hanging on to the side of the boat and unable to take any photographsbut you have produced a wonderful image.

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:00 PM

The trip you took is high on my wish list - I can only echo the comments of those who say they're jealous (and rightly so).

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Lockhart
Lockhart  8 United States
25 Jun 2009 - 4:10 PM

A superb capture of an event one has to experience in order to understand the difficulty of getting the rock and the action at the same time. The foreground Gannet, sharp as a tack, makes this image especially magical.

Best regards,

Bill

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motorsportpictures

WOW< I hae only ever seen video footage of this, this is a stunner.
scott

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MikefromEbbw
25 Jun 2009 - 8:30 PM

Glad to make it 100 Melanie.Superb composition!

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 830 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2009 - 8:18 PM

Fantastic shot, Melanie. My favourite British sea bird. I love being out on the ocean with these magnificent birds plunging from the skies as they feast on the shoals of mackerel just below the waves.
Well done on the HC.
Ted

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 655 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2009 - 5:45 PM

just totally outstanding M
Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:13 PM

Excellent action. Simply outstanding. Paul.

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