MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68

Pretty in Pink



Northern Gannet taken at my favourite place in the UK, Bempton Cliffs..

You can see more of my work at
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Northern Gannet taken at my favourite place in the UK, Bempton Cliffs..

You can see more of my work at
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kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman November 14, 2014
Good shot ad excellent post processing to boost the colour....I like it a lot...k
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 November 14, 2014
Thank you Kathleen.. only basic editing in RAW, tweaks of contrast, sharpening etc. Gannets are my favourite seabirds
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky November 14, 2014
Wonderful capture!!! Love the delicate tones!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 November 14, 2014
Thank you.. one of my fav images and birds
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb November 15, 2014
the art of the perfect shot,love it
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 November 16, 2014
Thank you.. one of my all time favourites :)
ToddGrivettiPhotography PRO+
 
ToddGrivettiPhotography November 30, 2014
Beautiful shot. Gorgeous colors and finite details. Great close-up.
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 December 01, 2014
Thank you very much, appreciate you taking the time to look at my gallery :)
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 11, 2014
VOTED ..K
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 11, 2014
VOTED ..EXPRESS YOURSELF....LOVE IT ..K
bronxie PRO+
 
bronxie March 06, 2015
Love those colors. Great shot.
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 11, 2015
Thank you :)
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 11, 2015
I love the colors in this fabulous capture, Marie!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 11, 2015
Thank you Terry.. its one of my all time fav's I have to say..
RobinV
 
RobinV March 16, 2015
congrats on your place in the finals
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 16, 2015
Thank you Robin :) I couldn't be more pleased, this is one of my favourite images.
roccochiara
 
roccochiara March 16, 2015
magica...!!!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 16, 2015
Grazie Rocco :)
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac March 16, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 17, 2015
Thank you very much Bob..
VHiggins
 
VHiggins March 17, 2015
oh my...how lovely! congratulations!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 17, 2015
Thank you very much...
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 21, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 24, 2015
Thank you :)
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset March 23, 2015
Magnificent shot, beautiful lines and superb colour. Love it! Congrats and a well deserved bravo!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 March 24, 2015
Thank you very much Celine, it's one of my favourite birds, i just love photographing Gannets, I always strive for something different :)
chriswhittington
 
chriswhittington March 27, 2015
congratulations - front and centre contest !
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 16, 2015
Thank you very much Chris :)
bigtrocks
 
bigtrocks April 15, 2015
Amazing capture of color!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 16, 2015
Thank you very much. I wanted to capture a Gannet and include the lovely flowers on the cliff edge, this is one of my favourites :)
Joanna101
 
Joanna101 April 17, 2015
Your presentations are wonderful
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 17, 2015
Thank you Joanna :)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 17, 2015
Gorgeous, unique capture! Congratulations!!!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 17, 2015
Thank you Carol :)
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 17, 2015
Wonderful image ! Congrats !
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 17, 2015
Thank you very much Renee :)
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee April 17, 2015
Perfect. Incredible colors!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 17, 2015
Thank you Sharilee, one of my favourite images :)
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates April 17, 2015
What a gorgeous image! Congrats!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 18, 2015
Thank you very much :)
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek April 17, 2015
amazing pastels! Congrats!!
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 18, 2015
Thank you :)
Joanna101
 
Joanna101 April 17, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 18, 2015
Thank you Joanna
RobinV
 
RobinV April 18, 2015
Congratulations, one of my favorites
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 18, 2015
Thank you.. mine too Robin :)
pitterpatter
 
pitterpatter April 18, 2015
Congrats on your winning. Well deserved.
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 April 18, 2015
Thank you very much, very kind of you :)
KARENLEIGH
 
KARENLEIGH June 12, 2016
this is absolutely amazingly beautiful
MarieLianne68
MarieLianne68 June 12, 2016
Thank you very much Karen :)
jmsting
 
jmsting July 24, 2017
a great thank for these colorful pictures which demonstrate the beauty of the nature. I feel very much sensitivity. A female touch. Impressive!
Nick80D PRO
 
Nick80D March 11, 2018
Simply stunning
Trudie PRO+
 
Trudie Jun 04
The sharpness of the bird and the gentle bokeh of the floewer and background make this a sure winner. Chapeau! 💚💚💚

Behind The Lens

Location
I am very privileged to live in a very beautiful part of the UK, East Yorkshire. I live right on the east coast, I have a five minute walk to the beach where myself and my partner spend a lot of time with our Rottweiler, Diesel. One of the reasons I moved to Yorkshire 12 years ago was because of a place called Bempton Cliffs, it's where this image was taken. I live 15 minutes from the largest Gannet colony on mainland England and it's my place of peace and tranquility. As a Wildlife Photographer I spend a lot of time with my favourite seabird, Gannets are just the most beautiful and graceful seabird I know.
Time
The best time of the day to go to Bempton is before anyone else, so I tend to go early or late in the afternoon for the best light. This image was taken at about 9am and the Gannet was about 8 or 9ft away on the edge of the cliff collecting grass etc to use in its nest. The pink in the image is the wild flower called Red Campion and it covers the cliffs from about late April through to June time, its a beautiful sight to see.
Lighting
For me 'its all about the light' .. I think everyone needs to learn how to use the light in photography to your advantage, as it will make so much of a difference to your images. Learning to use the light can open up so many in-camera techniques and save so much time at the computer. Light is so different from day to day and different throughout the year.. I love the winter light in the mornings after a frosty night when you can also get some mist first thing in the morning, its just beautiful. Then my personal favourite is when your subject has a low strong front light but also has a dark background, adjusting the settings on your camera you can make the background black, like in my Zebra images.
Equipment
My equipment was a Nikon D3s and my 80-400mm lens. No tripod, I always prefer to hand hold or I use a beanbag and rest on the ground or anything that's around to stable myself. I never use flash on wildlife, its always natural light, this is why its so important to understand your subject so you can position yourself in the best light..
Inspiration
Wildlife inspires me all the time, they are all the inspiration I will ever need. I can go out and watch the Gannets for hours and still come home with something different every time. But for this image I wanted to incorporate the Red Campion flower within my image somehow. There were two Gannets on the edge of the Cliff and this Gannet turned to have a go at the other, already having my camera ready I saw the moment and captured 'Pretty in Pink'
Editing
I shoot in RAW and the only post processing on this image was slight adjustments in contrast/sharpening/exposure and cleaned off a few dust spots.
In my camera bag
In my bag I will normally have two camera bodies, Nikon D3s & D7000 I have 80-400mm lens, 70-200mm, 18-105, 50mm, 85mm I always carry spare batteries and cards and cleaning cloths. When i plan my wildlife trips I also hire a few lenses, which tend to be 200-400mm and a 300mm
Feedback
The advice I would give is.. Get to know your equipment, it doesn't matter what camera you have, but know it inside and out and then when you go out you won't miss that shot because you didn't know what settings to use...!! Get to know your subject, (if it’s wildlife of course) Lots of Reading – yes that will help.. But nothing is more important than studying your subject in person, basically out in the field and it won’t be an overnight thing either, it will take days, weeks, months, sometimes years of study to really know your subject. I’m not saying don’t photograph it whilst you study, but don’t go in all gung-ho take photos and leave, you will not gain that connection with them, take your time, sit and watch for a while, really get to know your subjects patterns and learn its character, you will come away feeling so much better with yourself for actually taking the time to do that as you will have more of an understanding about them and that fabulous image you have just caught of them will mean oh so much more..... Be Patient and persevere, you have to have a lot of patience with wildlife and you may not get that shot you are after straight away, so persevere.. But most importantly, ENJOY yourself, have fun.. Wildlife to me bring so much peace into my soul, they bring joy to my heart, don't get wrapped up in staring at wildlife through the viewfinder, put your camera down for a while and just watch, you will go away with the biggest smile on your face if you do.. Trust me ;-)

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