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Gannet

By Phil32
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!

Tags: Gannet Bass rock Wildlife and nature Morus bassanus Gannet dive

Voters: anders25, Kingfisher8, saeidNL and 46 more

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Comments


What a great capture well done.

Keith.

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
6 Sep 2010 8:46PM
Excellent captur.well done.
saeid
6 Sep 2010 8:48PM
this is truly awesome a really incredible shot
6 Sep 2010 9:08PM
WOW,a class capture,
cheers Glen.
BrianSS 9 380 38 England
6 Sep 2010 9:18PM
What a fantastic shot, awesome !

Perfect exposure, pin sharp spot on.
STUARTHILL758 14 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 9:32PM
secret war plane -great shot
6 Sep 2010 9:33PM
excellent capture Phillip, you must have used a very fast shutter speed.
john.
DerekL 11 165 24 England
6 Sep 2010 10:13PM
Great capture.
Good focus and colours.
You can see where the Concorde designers got ther inspirations from.
MikeH 11 217 4 England
6 Sep 2010 10:38PM
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
Glad to make it 30 great shot.

Ray
Excellent shot - well done

Chris
MalcolmM Plus
11 499 5 Scotland
7 Sep 2010 8:39AM
Superb
7 Sep 2010 10:17AM
Superb nature photography.
David
7 Sep 2010 3:46PM
Great capture!
LesF 9 182 9
7 Sep 2010 6:42PM
Superb capture Phil, hats of to you it is a really belter this

LesF
Phil32 6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 10:05PM
Thanks for your comments everyone, and especially thanks to BrianSS for your user award.

Phil
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
10 Sep 2010 7:15PM
caught this as the e2 feature.i love gannets and this is a great pose.lesley
RTDS 7 Cyprus
10 Sep 2010 7:30PM
Wow!!!
What an excellent capture.
How on earth did you get this one?
Superb!!
Robert

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