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THE GANNET is Britain's largest seabird with a wing span of just under two meters. When hunting for fish they slam into the sea like a living missile, descending at speeds of over 90 mph and diving to depths of 30 feet below sea level. The impact as it hits the water is so violent it can stun the fish, swallowing their prey whole before returning to the surface. The gannets are designed for high speed impact with more safety features than a modern vehicle. It has a skull like a crash helmet and its throat pouches swell like a drivers air-bag as it crashes into the sea. The colony consumes 200 tons of fish every day and the birds can travel up to 540 kilometres or 330 miles in search of food. Gannets from the Bass have been satellite-tracked as far as Norwegian waters on hunting expeditions. One of the pairs has to remain on the nest while the other is searching for food. If the nest site is abandoned even for a short period another gannet will occupy their spot. It is not unusual for the bird to remain on the nest for 30 hours while their mate is searching for fish. Two Bass gannets were tracked to the Norwegian coast in 2001.

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Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my written permission.
© Toni_V. All rights reserved.

Die Infanteriefestung in der engen Gondoschlucht hatte eine zentrale militärische Bedeutung für die Südschweiz. Während des Aktivdienstes im Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg bauten Schweizer Soldaten die Verteidigungsanlagen des 19. Jh. zu einem Sperrfort mit Flankiergalerie und verschiedenen Minensperren aus.

Mit der «Armeereform 95» wurde die Festung aufgegeben und ist heute im Besitz des Kantons Wallis. Betrieben wird sie seit 2004 vom Ecomuseum Simplon. Anhand von Plänen, Fotos, Modellen und Objekten thematisiert das Festungsmuseum die Geschichte des Forts und die Militärpräsenz am Simplon.

Der Stockalperweg führt 350 m durch den Verbindungsstollen der Festung.
www.ecomuseum.ch/museen-und-sammlungen/museen/fort-gondo

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Image 57 in this series of the capturing of the BULB capture. Here it is of pretty Pemaquid, Maine in the late evening just after the sun set. The LCD screen is photoshopped in from the long exposure capture being taken at this time. This series allows the viewer to see conditions as they were during the shot, and then the resulting long exposure effect on the water and clouds.

This one I had to capture the capturing via tripod as well, as it was getting pretty dark and I did not want to open the aperture wider so at f/11 could get a nice contextual bokeh for the scene beyond the camera. Thus I was able to capture this at f/11 and ISO 100 for 13 seconds.

Other images in this series can be seen in The Album "If They Could See What We Can See"

www.flickr.com/photos/kjkmep/sets/72157633400986381/

Tags:   Pemaquid Maine Canon 5D Mark III


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