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Diving Northern Gannet

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Baywing, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    From last Saturday's whale watch, a gannet just before hitting the water. At this speed, this bird will dive about 24" or more into the water. While the day was better than it could have been, sunny skies would have been better!
    NIKON D2X    ---    200mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 200

    and, as a bonus:
    NIKON D2X    ---    200mm    f/7.1    1/1500s    ISO 200
  2. Schnauzermom


    Apr 13, 2007
    What incredible timing, getting him that close to the water!
  3. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    While I'd like to take credit for it, it was more luck. By the time I had acquired focus and tripped the shutter, this is where it was.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Awesome shots Bay:>))))
  5. That is a fantastic shot what lens did you have on? It is just great!
  6. Never seen one before. . . beautiful bird. . . .excellent images!
  7. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks, lens was the 70-200VR on a D2x. Keep forgetting to include the tech stuff......:redface:
  8. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Wow, that diving Gannet is awesome!
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