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    Starting to get back out and about, and needed my gannet fix - might be a few posted soon, hope nobody has a fear of these lovelies! I had 2 diving boat trips booked but both were blown out by the weather, but no hardship being on top of the cliffs on a nice sunny evening.

    This one was shot as the setting sun was turning the colours nice, I like the pastel tomes as opposed to the usual blue background

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    Mike:

    I appreciate subtle images as well. Agree with change of softer background, like the subtle rim lighting on head and neck. Crop is effective.

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    A different and very pleasing Gannet shot. I like the pastel tones.

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    The colors just work in this canvas. Really love it... TFS

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    Agreed on the pastels Mike. A really pleasing frame all around, well done!

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    Hi Mike, lovely portrait with killer background. Striking markings on the bird and nice colors. If mine I might be tempted to crop to eliminate the cliff and go tighter to highlight the face and eye. Thank you for sharing.
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    Hello Mike, so wonderful to see this handsome pretty gannet so keep em coming, lovely feather definition, colors and BG, and oh the eye!

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    I like this Mike, the colours look really good, the plumage detail is all there too. Very often photographers boost the colouration of the head on gannets but I think this is just right especially in those conditions.

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    Here is one instance where off-angle lighting works very well! Nicely done, very pleasing to the eyes.

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    Love it Mike....Perfect pose and HA..those BG colours sure make a big difference... Well done


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    Thumbs up from me too Mike. Really like the pastel tones too. Lovely detail, HA and I agree with Daniel's comment on the off-angle lighting. The Gannet I've been posting is an immature one...so hoping I get the chance to snap an adult at some stage. TFS

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    Nice framing and pose. The soft light is nice. Sharpness is great.

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    This is sooo...nice Mike.
    Love the perfect HA, the side light and the perfect exposure on the whites.
    Killer nice color in the BG and I think your crop is spot on.
    IQ and details are excellent.
    The bit of ground in LLC really helps ground (pardon the pun) the image but remains unobtrusive.
    Good one!
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    Dirro all the positives above. But again, I am not a fan of boxy crop unless absolutely needed. For the repost I cropped to 3X2 and did a bit of cliff clean-up ... And eliminated the small clump of grass on the wing.

    I miss the place. And you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Dirro all the positives above. But again, I am not a fan of boxy crop unless absolutely needed. For the repost I cropped to 3X2 and did a bit of cliff clean-up ... And eliminated the small clump of grass on the wing.

    I miss the place. And you!

    with love, artie

    ps: this was only 1400 tall. You can go a lot larger as much as 1920 tall.
    Cheers Artie, it was very quiet this year - not that that bothers me in the slightest! 2 Families of Peregrines and Barn Owls all resident this year as well. Only thing missing was a New York accent!

    I like the clean up you did, left the sizing small as it appears some members are struggling to view large verticals without scrolling.

    Stay safe

    Mike

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