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Adrian

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Northern gannets
« on: March 25, 2016, 21:52:10 »
Last year I travelled to the coastal cliffs of Yorkshire to photograph the breeding Northern gannets.  Here's a selection of my images.











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Re: Northern gannets
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 02:03:26 »
Adrian, I love the first two images.

In the third image, the left hand bird seems to be covered in some substance - it is jelly or something similar?
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Re: Northern gannets
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 09:15:28 »
Hugh, I'm sure it is just the water rolling off of the bird.  Many birds feathers are so water repellent that water rolls off of them so cleanly as to look like a jelly.
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Adrian

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Re: Northern gannets
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 10:25:18 »
Adrian, I love the first two images.

In the third image, the left hand bird seems to be covered in some substance - it is jelly or something similar?

It's just seawater rolling over the bird.

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Re: Northern gannets
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 12:04:00 »
It's just seawater rolling over the bird.


... and some nice bubbles bursting in the background - from where the gannet struck the water when diving at high speed?
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