A few gannets on Bonnaventure Island, Quebec
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lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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The large colony of gannets in Quebec is absolutely amazing. This year was the first time I've gone to the actual island, and I wish I could have stayed longer. It's the perfect place to practice BIF, and what wonderful subjects!

These were all with the 7D, 70-200/4 IS, 1.4X TC.

Thanks for looking!

1.Those speckles in the BG are other gannets






2. There are a few of them






3. Beautiful flyers






4. Whatcha looking at?






5. The traditional gannet pose






6. Something different






Charles


morris
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Your photos are a delight to view Charles

Morris



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Great set Charles, 2,4 and 5 are my favorites.
Harsha



Podargus01
Registered: May 08, 2011
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An excellent set, Charles. I especially liked #2, #3, and #5.
Yeah - a pity about the background in #2
Lindsay



surfnron
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Gannets are beautiful Charles, and you did a great job on them ~ Ron



OldProf
Registered: Sep 19, 2009
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Wonderful stuff Charles,
When did you go?
Next time I hope we can go together, I've been wanting to do that for at least 3 years now
Salut
Saba



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Good looking gannet set Charles. Those are lovely birds. I'd happily spend days shooting them.



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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Congratulations on the trip and a wonderful gallery of images here Charles.
You captured some terrific perspectives... 2, 4, and 5 are my favorites, but I enjoyed seeing each one.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Kirk

I sure hope I get to check this off my bucket list someday.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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great job on the gannets Charles.. i shot them in pictou a few times this summer



Ted ellis
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Outstanding Charles!



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Charles, these are just awesome, someday I must see and photograph these beautiful birds. You did a fine job on the series, 2,3 and #5 are stunning!

I bet that was an amazing experience

Karl



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Sweet shots Charles. I like them all. #5 is just beautiful
David



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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Thanks a lot guys! I am happy to see that you liked them as much as I did! The nice thing about going to see these birds is that you can get really close. You have to take a boat ride around the island, where tou often see whales, dolphin, seals, ect.

It's pretty amazing, and I really wish I could have stayed longer! I had 30 minutes to take a few images, then we had to hike back 7 km's to catch the last boat of the day!

Thanks again!



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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kmunroe wrote:
great job on the gannets Charles.. i shot them in pictou a few times this summer


Really!? I didn't know they visited this area!



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Great job Charles, all are nice but #2 takes the cake for me.

Rob



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Beautiful shots Charles

Tim



sdgnh
Registered: Nov 27, 2009
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Charles, I started picking favorites, but ended up picking them all. This is a stunning bird and I love your composition and lighting. A perfect set!
Nancy



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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Rob~ thanks so much for picking a favorite!

Tim~ thanks for stopping by!

Nancy~ we saw these birds by accident about 6 years ago and I've been fascinated with them ever since. These shots were all taken on our honeymoon, so I'm lucky she let me go at it for 30 minutes :-P



waldr_p
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
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Super shots. 3 and 5 are my picks but they are all very nice.

Paul



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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Thanks Paul!



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