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Bass Rock

By Melanie_M  
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

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: youmightlikethis, Briwooly, Scottishlandscapes and 129 more

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


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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 Jun 2009 7:40PM
great timing Melanie stop the action

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 7:45PM
Fantastic capture. Very well done.

jimmypaton 9 19 Scotland
23 Jun 2009 7:47PM
very good capture
lesgoodey 12 5 1 England
23 Jun 2009 7:50PM
Lovely shot.
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 8:00PM
Thanks Dougie, I was really chuffed to get the rock and lighthouse in the BG, guess I was lucky more than once that day.
DaveCole 11 152 Wales
23 Jun 2009 8:05PM
Excellent action shot....
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Jun 2009 8:15PM
Superb image Melanie.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 8:27PM
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!

DaveHobbo 12 10 England
23 Jun 2009 8:47PM
Lovely image.

Dave H
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 8:59PM
Very good shot with the gannets , especially with Bass rock and lighthouse in the B/G very envious , it deserves more votes & views
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 9:16PM
If you fly in over Turnhouse, this rock is like a landmark - telling every one - "you're coming home".
Beautiful image,
23 Jun 2009 9:26PM
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
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
23 Jun 2009 9:27PM
My goodness me! Stunning work.
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 9:29PM
Fantastic movement. Well caught!
shannron 12 97 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 9:46PM
ive given this my star of the week as it trully feels like im there, stunning clarity.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
23 Jun 2009 9:49PM
well good.......
CanonMan 16 524 4 England
23 Jun 2009 10:09PM
Brilliant shot. Great timing.
MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
23 Jun 2009 10:12PM

carterart 13 74 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 10:28PM
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).
23 Jun 2009 10:33PM
Great capture.
You've done really well to get this looking so sharp and well put together.

G73photography 12 417 15 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 11:28PM
very good capture and all the birds fill the frame nicely including the one in the fg too. G
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
23 Jun 2009 11:37PM
They are such fantastic birds!
And you've got them in a fantastic setting too!
Cheers, Goggz
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Jun 2009 12:01AM
What a great shot. Love everything about it.........Sandy
LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
24 Jun 2009 12:09AM
A fantastic shot, well worthy of a medal. I aspire to take shots like this.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 8:40AM
A superb shot and an excellent combination of the sharp action of the birds and the landscape.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Jun 2009 9:29AM
Excellent. I am usually hanging on to the side of the boat and unable to take any photographsbut you have produced a wonderful image.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
24 Jun 2009 7:00PM
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).
Lockhart 12 6 United States
25 Jun 2009 4:10PM
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,

25 Jun 2009 4:23PM
WOW< I hae only ever seen video footage of this, this is a stunner.
MikefromEbbw 10 69 2 Wales
25 Jun 2009 8:30PM
Glad to make it 100 Melanie.Superb composition!
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
2 Jul 2009 8:18PM
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.
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 5:45PM
just totally outstanding M
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 6:13PM
Excellent action. Simply outstanding. Paul.

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