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Bass Rock Gannet

A scanned print from 1966 - probably taken with my first "real" camera, the Corfield Periflex - a brand long gone!

 

Bass Rock Gannet

A scanned print from 1966 - probably taken with my first "real" camera, the Corfield Periflex - a brand long gone!

 

comments (13)

Magnifique photo de ce fou de bassan.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2020, 02:19
Well...I like this, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray.
They're such amazing looking birds, aren't they!
You got your first camera the year I was born! smile
Tom Wilson: They are indeed, and the Bass Rock, off the north-east coast is the principal breeding ground for them in the UK
A grand Gannet Tom !
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank
i have never heard of that brand, Tom - i will look it up on the internet. i quite like the effect you have and this is a handsome bird too.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2020, 05:12
Nice image Tom!

But I don't remember the camera make at all. My first, also bought in 1966, was a Yashica
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris
That's a looooong time ago, Tom! WOW.
Tom Wilson: Just a bit smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Sep 2020, 07:53
Although the image quality is inferior to modern day cameras capability, the composition is fine.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
You got really close to the bird.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - I was a member of the Northumberland and Durham Natural History Society, and this was taken on one of our field trips.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2020, 09:50
What a great picture and the memory of the first camera is always fun.... the things you captured with that are unique.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Astrid.
It did a good job. That link is interesting, all those long forgotten cameras! My first proper camera was my Dad's old Balda folding camera that used 127 film
Tom Wilson: I think I had a folding camera (still have it) before the Periflex - which I see can bring up to 350 quid on Ebay!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2020, 14:45
Looks a lot like the Cape Gannet, but there is at least one important difference in that this one has black wing ends. You must have been quite close.

What a name for a camera smile
Tom Wilson: Very close - within a couple of meters.
It is a fine picture from a camera I'd not heard of before.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - it was an interesting concept.

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