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A couple of Gannets

Taken at RSPB Bempton cliffs the weekend before last.

E-3, 50-200 SWD with EC-14. Good weather!

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Re: A couple of Gannets

Beautiful crisp shots. Well taken
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Good weather = Two very good pictures, a fine combination.

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Re: A couple of Gannets

I meant to comment on these earlier but work got on the way, as it tends to do. These are two superb images of these beautiful sea birds with excellent colours and great lighting. I have never been to Bempton but I have heard great reports about it. Nice work Bilbo.

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Re: A couple of Gannets

Excellent, especially the in flight shot.
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Re: A couple of Gannets

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Excellent, especially the in flight shot.
Thanks John, very kind. These are a good bird to practice in-flight shots, given that the wing span is about 6 feet. You might think that they are difficult to miss being that big, but by the time you've spotted one and lined it up, it's long gone and you have to try again! You certainly can hone your panning skills here

For those people in reach of Bempton Cliffs, just north of Flamborough Head, I can recommend it highly as a great day out (just £5.00 per car to park, free to RSPB members, no other charges.)

Other seabirds to be found there are Guillemots, Razor Bills, Fulmars, Kittiwakes. There are Puffins too, but at this time of year, they are nesting (in burrows) and are very shy...
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Re: A couple of Gannets

Two lovely sharp shots, you must be very pleased with these

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Re: A couple of Gannets

Bilbo those are beautiful shots, so crisp and clear they almost look like plastic models. You got the DoF just perfect with lovely oof sea as a background. I never realised they were such big birds.
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Excellent!
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