After the excitement of the Black-browed Albatross and Arctic Skua it was on with the main target of this cruise, the diving Gannets.
If anyone missed Part 1 of this post the Albatross was the main feature seen from very close to the boat.
The Gannets were encouraged to dive by putting fish out for them and they soon responded.
The following pictures were taken using the often mentioned pre-burst feature on my camera. It involved watching where the thrown fish landed, pointing the camera at that bit of sea with the shutter button half pressed, and waiting for the splash of a Gannet going in then fully pressing the shutter to capture the before and after of the splash. There are a lot lot of other settings to get right as well but the pre-burst is the key one.
Anything a Gannet can do I can do nothing like as well.
Still got the fish though.
Watch out there's another Gannet coming in, I'm surprised they don't spear each other.
Here comes another one.
A couple of single entry point shots from other sequences.
There were still other things to see though most of which featured in Part 1.
All in all one of the best days wildlife watching my wife and I have ever had and one of my best days photography coupled with a huge editing task.
Thanks for viewing, hope you enjoy looking at them.
Very best wishes
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to tony:
Lot to learn
Such a fabulous collection of photos Trevor.
I dread to think how many you took, but I'd bet it was a tough job sorting which ones to keep.
Thank you for sharing, and I could more than believe it was one of the best days wildlife watching.
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