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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gannets

The Gannets were the real reason for my longing to go to Bempton Cliffs this year. Such a stunning looking bird and even better when there are thousands of them soaring along the cliff tops.
I wasn't disappointed with what I saw and in fact it surpassed my expectations. I just wish it had been a little warmer and the light better, but I guess you can't have everything. It's certainly somewhere I will go back to, and maybe just stare in wonder again at one of natures finest spectacles.













36 comments:

  1. Awesome series on the Gannets. They are cool birds! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Is it ever possible to take too many shots of gannets?

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (briefly)

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  4. Wow ........ this is really wonderful to see.
    The gannets are truly amazing birds and you have them photographed beautifully. Very nice composition and beautiful colors.
    My sincere compliments.

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  5. Gorgeous shots..Great angles..especially like the next to last one..

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  6. What a pretty bird, it's colors are wonderful and so were your photos. Some great "in-flight" shots. My favorite however was the 4th shot down.

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  7. I never knew these guys were so pretty up close!...:)JP

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  8. The 'chin up' shot is my favourite!

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  9. This is one bird I would LOVE to find and photograph on our shores!!! Stunning images Adam...simply stunning!!!!

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  10. Great shots, I'm very impressed !

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  11. They are such pretty birds - I've always loved that golden/yellow plumage around their heads. Amazing photos! I must get to Bempton Cliffs one of these days and take some photos. - Tasha

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  12. Oh wow! They are indeed beautiful. Like the closeup in the fourth picture.

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  13. this bird was the reason why I went to Scotland a couple of years ago. As I was on a tour I could not get this kind of gorgeous images. Love it :)

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  14. Wow!! What amazing shots Adam! I've only ever captured one juvenile Gannet in flight in our bay area. I'd love to be able to capture some images at a place like this!

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  15. Wow!! What amazing shots Adam! I've only ever captured one juvenile Gannet in flight in our bay area. I'd love to be able to capture some images at a place like this!

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  16. That is a very different looking bird. You got some great captures here.

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  17. That is a very different looking bird. You got some great captures here.

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  18. Hello Adam, I am just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I especially enjoyed the flight shots.

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  20. so unique and so soft looking!

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  21. This is a wonderful series of these Gannet.
    Flying photo's is wonderful to see, photo 5 I like.
    Perfect photographed, my compliments.
    A very happy weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  22. I enjoyed your takes. Beauties.

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  23. That is a gorgeous bird and your photography is really wonderful. This must have been a very fun outing.

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  24. It is a gorgeous bird! GREAT photos!

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  25. So good. How I'd love to see these in person. How I'd love to be able to take pictures like these (as long as I'm wishing),

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  26. Whoa!! Your photos are beautiful! I love gannets, although I've never seen one in person. I saw a documentary on the great sardine run and have wanted to see them ever since!

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  27. Stunning spectacles indeed ... worth travelling to see. Thanks for sharing such beautiful and clear pictures of a really elegant bird! #AnimalTales

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  28. Wonderful captures, you can almost feel the strength in those wings

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  29. Lovely shots - Gannets are one of the few birds I see on my regualr trips across the Bay of BIscay.

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  30. Love how you've captured them in a different phases of flight or on ground. Beautiful captures.

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  31. Verry nice photos ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  32. I think gannets are fabulous birds and almost don't look real, their faces are too comical!

    Many thanks for adding gannets to #AnimalTales (we had a lot of birds related posts this week and sorry I commenting so late – too many other things rather got in the way of blogging this week!

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  33. i love how you're photographing birds that so many people see as pests and too common. The colours on the gannet's neck looks artificial, as if it flew under/through some paint

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