These feeding gannets were viewed out to sea and drawn with me standing, steadying the telescope against the wind.
17/07/2014 St Abbs
Just out to sea – many gannets suddenly congregate. They turn, wings outstretched then slip into a dive, wings held behind tail, neck outstretched. They can be seen as a trace of bubbles below water before they surface. Wings beating they stretch up their body and necks to swallow. Then they take off into the wind to repeat this or fly off, sated.
Love these gannets – really ducking and diving! 🙂
You’ve really captured the movement of the birds in this. Very nicely done.
It’s nice if you to say so. It always encourages me to post. To me, these are very scrappy drawings and I post because it’s what I’ve got. But I’ve learned to value others’ judgement also, including compliments. So much appreciated.
I love the looseness and movement of these, the freeness of the drawing echoes the movement of the birds.
That is what I wanted, yet there is also the issue of likeness – always a balance and needing practice,
This is great! It has a feel of the wind and rain!
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