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Gannet traffic from the right

Gannet traffic from the right
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 12:04
Viewed: 1981
Points: 28
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Gannet traffic from the right

Hopefully I don't bother you with another gannet image, but I couldn't resist posting this one. The colony at Cape Kidnappers is quite crowded, so now and then traffic was quite dense. Here the lower gannet gives away for traffic coming from the right. Apparently continental orientated gannets :-)

PP work Special for Linda I corrected the horizon :-) Adjusted the contrast and brightness, cropped, resized and add frame, no sharpening.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-19 12:25]

merhaba dear hans...
verynice shot and focus..bravo..selamlar

Hello Hans,
I just followed up the reports from your NZ trip. Sounds like you really had a great time and looks you have taken heaps of great shots and memories. Travelling opens your mind and soul and the most reasonable way to waste a lifetime.
Free as a bird - isn't that a dream? For me it is and its good to see the gannets here flying free in a free and clear blue sky. TFS Thomas

HAHA! I am SO GLAD you corrected the horizon here, it was driving me mad! (I'm almost there!) There is SUPER Hans! I love the sharpness here, no OE!! Nice balance between the two birds. I love the deep blue sky!! B-)

Two birds with one stone this time! Very nice Hans. Amazing to me that you manage to get them so sharp in mid-flight. Great job.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-02-19 13:11]
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Another great gannet shot
(you must of taken quite a few)

Hello Hans,
Very nice shot of the flying Gannet. The composition is fine, it's sharp and clear and the background is beautiful, thanks!
Best regards Siegfried

Hello Hans,

Thanks for the useful technical notes. Much appreciated. Knowing how often you travel overseas. Put on your agenda to visit our Gaspesian colony at Bonaventure Island OK ? If the timing is good, I would glady join you despite a 12 hours drive from here....

Sharp and effective compo. The funny note is also and invitation to add a comemnt (^_^).
Take care !

I really like the angle of the wings and the details in the bird in the foreground - a very dynamic "pose". I'm not sure that the bird in the background adds anything to the shot and think it distracts from the foreground bird. But one man's distraction is another man's balanced composition, and either way round its a great shot of a bird in flight!
Thanks for sharing

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-02-19 15:44]

beautiful shot of nature Hans:)
I like DOF and presentation of this beautiful and exotic bird.

Aha - horizon has still some problem... just disappear to the left:):):):) hahahahahahahahahahahaha, don't say anything to Linda :):):):)

Stunning capture Hans, excellent all round photo

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-19 20:27]

Hi Hans

Love the humor in the note :) The capture is really eyecatching with the fine details and the beautiful colors.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-02-20 0:49]

Hola amigo,
hermosa captura,
interesante composición y foco.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-20 1:34]

What a busy sky - looks like the local airport.
I'm pleased you worked on that horizon!!
They are awesome birds, aren't they?


Well done Hans, this is a superb capture of this gannet in flight. Impressive wing span! Those gannet colonies certainly do get a bit crowded. GReat photo. Tfs.

Best wishes,

  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2009-03-15 14:55]

Interesting POV here. Nice and crisp even without sharpening. Your interpretation of the traffic pattern is humourous. Great job with the polarizer. TFS. Karin

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