A bit 'o' wind

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  1. Hoppy

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    I spent the weekend on the north east coast to watch the Puffins. The wind coming in from the north sea was blowing a hoolly and the Gannets were landing on top of the cliff to collect grass to top up their nests. There was Thousands...
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    Only a couple of Puffins in photo distance
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    Razorbills
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    click on each for larger version

    comments wanted
     
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    cool pics:) Like #3 & 4 the most i think. They have quite a mournful expression don't they
     
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    Lovely pics all of them, nice to capture the gannets bringing home the house and the puffins are just so cute.

    tim
     
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    great shots but #1 wins it for me
     
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    You have some lovely captures there.. he looks so sad in the third..number one wins it for me too well timed and great work! :)
     
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    I like these a lot! My fave is the first one (the arrangement of the birds in the frame, with their faces towards the camera, is really pleasing), followed by 3 and 5.
     
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    Nice! I like #5...

    Thanks!
     
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    I must admit these were what we travelled to see. I agree they do look sooo sad.....

    Thanks for your comment

    When we got there the wind was sooo strong I was having trouble hand holding the 300mm f2.8 so had to use the monopod. The wind seemed to have brought all of the adolesent Gannets up to roost on the top of the cliff. There were hundreds of birds circleing wanting to land at this particular spot, they seemed to almost line up on an approach pattern...

    Thank you.

    It took quite a few shots to get this just right as there were so many birds there always seemed to be a stray flying thru' the shot. I am very plaesed with the results, thank you.

    Thanks. I'm glad someone likes the Razorbills aswell as me.....
     
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    The others are OK and everything but #5 has all the qualities of a work of art. You know, something you would hang on the wall or that you would want to spend the time duplicating in another medium - like chalk, acrylics, pencil, charcoal, block-print, etc.

    Good stuff!
     
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    I like #1 and #3. Good job! :thumbup:
     
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    Much appreciated

    Thanks
     
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    Thats an awesome set......and yes, im going for #1 too. But the rest is very good to, #1 is just a bit better :)
     

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