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The Courting Gannets at RSPB Bempton are always guaranteed to give wonderful photo opportunities. With a long lens there is no need to disturb the natural beha...
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The Courting Gannets at RSPB Bempton are always guaranteed to give wonderful photo opportunities. With a long lens there is no need to disturb the natural behaviour of these elegant sea birds.
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Contest Finalist in Two Of The Same Photo Contest
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Johnsalterego djalmaarmelin Tudorof davidjprosser keithart billmartin_2615 ileanaandreagmezgavinoser +74
Superb Composition
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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3 Comments |
Cecirene
 
Cecirene January 28, 2016
Absolute Masterpiece! Beautiful!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 March 03, 2017
Such a fabulous capture
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe November 29, 2017
Awesome photo!
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Behind The Lens

Location

It was taken at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Time

Taken mid morning.

Lighting

The lighting was a bit harsh with the sun shining so I tried to bring the contrast down a little.

Equipment

Nikon D7100 - Nikon 500mm lens on tripod.

Inspiration

I love the clean lines of the Gannets and, of course, the closeness the paired birds display.

Editing

Very little. Mainly bringing the contrast down a bit.

In my camera bag

Two Nikon bodies. One crop and one full frame camera. Nikon 300 VR II lens and Nikon 70-200mm VR II. Sometimes carry the 500mm lens if needed.

Feedback

Learn the behaviour of your subject to anticipate what it might do next and then lots of patience.

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