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Luc

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Gran Canaria
« on: October 04, 2021, 21:12:37 »
Friday I'm going on a holiday to Tenerife to join my wife who's now at work on Fuerteventura. The Canary Islands are a long time favourite of us.
I guess everybody is aware of the dramatic volcanic eruption on beautiful La Palma. Such a disaster for all living there. We can only hope for the best for them.

As I'm alone at home now I have surplus time to browse through old images of our visits to the Canary Islands.
Sometimes I discover an image which I previously neglected but on second thought seems worthwhile to process and present.

Like this image, shot on Gran Canaria in 2013. Notice the three birds of prey in the sky.  Camera D700, lens 28mm f2.8 AIs.


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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 08:44:47 »
They look like swifts to me (Apus melba, aka Tachymarptis melba). Naturally I could be wrong...

And still they would prey heavily on insects, so they are birds of prey anyway!

Ciao from Massimo
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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 08:46:46 »
Aha, shows my city boy heritage! Thanks Massimo.

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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 09:17:41 »
Fuerteventura 2015 for the Kitesurfing World Championships.


_D4T0651.jpg by Christian Vermeulen, sur Flickr


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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 12:16:06 »
Love these two;  the second is most spectacular!

Fuerteventura 2015 for the Kitesurfing World Championships.

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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 14:51:47 »
Love these two;  the second is most spectacular!

Thank you ! Some more here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskiPSxPD
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Re: Gran Canaria
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2021, 17:37:45 »
Thank you again - even more spectacular!  ;D

Thank you ! Some more here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskiPSxPD
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