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    Typical Gannet behaviour - "sky pointing"
    Olympus System : OM-1
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 421.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO : 1250
    Exposure compensation : +0.3 EV
    Shutter : 1/2000 sec
    Aperture : F6.3

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    Interesting pose. I do like the inclusion of the gannet in the background. Gives a nice sense of place.

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    Nice behaviours pose Jon, but the file looks thin, blacks especially grainy & coarse in the wing tips. Like the inclusion of the flying Gannet

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    Hi Jon, wish I had these birds nearby, quite interesting. I like the setting, the pose and the out of focus flying bird. I also think the blacks appear a tad thin. Neat image, thank you for sharing.
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    Lovely elegant pose from this water bird - is that a feather in its beak? Courtship display?

    Great timing Jon and good techs, good composition and I too agree, the presence of the second bird in the background adds context as well as balances the frame.

    Nice background and I like the rocks with those tufts of grass. Having read Steve's comment I wonder if you perhaps lifted the blacks too much on those wing tips, I can think of no other reason for the slight coarseness. Beautiful capture overall.

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    Thanks everyone I agree a little overexposed overall I think.

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    Hi Jon ... a good behavioral capture .
    Nice setting and the second Gannet is a nice touch .
    Flat light has helped with an easy exposure .
    Why is " all that grain " showing up in the wings and also visible in the blue ocean at Iso 1250 ??

    Still nice to see some Gannets

    TFS Andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Jon ... a good behavioral capture .
    Nice setting and the second Gannet is a nice touch .
    Flat light has helped with an easy exposure .
    Why is " all that grain " showing up in the wings and also visible in the blue ocean at Iso 1250 ??

    Still nice to see some Gannets

    TFS Andreas
    It was a hazy misty day I don't know how much that contributed.

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    Nice behavioral image Jon. I agree about the blacks. I find myself wishing he wasn't turned away from me.

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