Gannet in mid-flight


I had a memorable afternoon observing a subcolony of Gannets (Morus serrator). This individual was in mid-flight en route to a nearby group. For this image, I manipulated the original RAW file, altering curves, hue, saturation and luminance, and then applied a posterising filter in Photoshop.

Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70–200mm 1:2.8 IS L USM at 200mm, 1/5000, f6.3, ISO 400

by John O’Sullivan, Palmerston North, New Zealand