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Had a trip to the Farne Island on Friday to try my hand at photographing the Puffins that are there at the moment. They are just amazing.
First go at this type of photography so was pleased with this one.
This type of image is not an easy shot to get as within a second of the puffins landing they are attacked by gulls who have worked out that the puffins are an easy source of fish provision.
So the Puffins don't hand around they land and disappear straight into their burrow. Otherwise they lose the fish.

Thanks again for all your comments on my previous upload much appreaciated.
Regards
Richard

Camera:Canon 5D MK11
Lens:Canon 100-400 Zoom
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Eel Time
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:13 Jun 2010 - 12:11 PM
Tags:Farne island, General, Puffin, Wildlife / nature
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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
13 Jun 2010 - 12:12 PM

Great capture in natural settings.
Paul

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Dave_Holdham
13 Jun 2010 - 12:15 PM

Superb image, well captured

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 12:15 PM

cracking comp brilliant detail and colours a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 12:17 PM

Love the way he's peeping over the undergrowth! Superb shot.
Barbara

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 12:24 PM

Nice take Richie ~ So used to seeing these amazing birds on the Clifftops thought you had Cloned this one as a nice shot @ home with a Swift Pint in the back Garden!
Wink Does'nt matter which kind of Birds you are framing Rich they always look stunning ( Sorry Joyce! Smile )
Take care Mate
Rick

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 12:32 PM

Thanks Rick.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:02 PM

Delightful capture of this charming little bird. I think they are sand eels.


Albert

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:04 PM

excellent capture Richard
regards
Yung

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014722 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:12 PM

great typo rich Wink

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This type of image is not an easy shot to get as within a second of the puffins landing they are attached by gulls who have worked out that the puffins are an easy source of fish provision.
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pretty cool seeing a bird shots with something like fish as a feature always lifts them above the norm Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:21 PM

Whoops thanks of point that out Ade gave me a laugh too when I re read it.
Regards Richard

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
13 Jun 2010 - 1:34 PM

Cracker Rich.
Cheers
Alan

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 1:54 PM

Good shot with the fish, they do move quickly, not that I've seen them in the flesh onlt on TV.

Dougie

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 2:42 PM

Puffin lunch Richard. Love the isolation and that vegetation. Ron.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 2:45 PM

cracking shot Smile

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 2:54 PM

Well caught with the sand eels Rich. Went there in 2005 and going again at the end of this month for a couple of days when feeding will be at it's peak.
Mike

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 3:09 PM

"First go at this type of photography so was pleased with this one"

is this the start of something new?, maybe it should be!.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 3:19 PM

I like the feel of this, we're lurking low in the undergrowth peering through. Quite voyeuristic.
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 3:57 PM

Many thanks for all the comments everyone - very much appreciated.
Regards Richard.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 4:05 PM

Grear comp Richard

Jon

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dathersmith
13 Jun 2010 - 4:18 PM

Excellent capture Richard, love the low viewpoint.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 4:42 PM

Very well captured - great detail and colour. Didn't realise they made life so difficult never having visited a colony.
Joan.

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13 Jun 2010 - 4:44 PM

Great image so well caught. Ann

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
13 Jun 2010 - 4:59 PM

A really superb shot, love it.
Annette

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 5:01 PM

Love these birds they are colourful. Great capture, Richard - especially for a first attempt.
TrevB Smile

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 - 5:11 PM

What a great shot Richard.
Brian

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 5:16 PM

Fantastic image Richard. Very nicely composed, and with an element 'smile' factor to it Smile

John Smile

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colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 5:35 PM

A grand image so well captured dof spot on and so very well captured for a "first" attempt .... Colin

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andy210966
13 Jun 2010 - 5:47 PM

Smashing shot Richard!

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 6:21 PM

Well captured Richard, looks like you enjoyed it

LesF

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soulofharmony
13 Jun 2010 - 6:27 PM

love to witness these first hand... beautiful shot !

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Imagephotographics

Well captured Richard - Yep, you gotta be quick before they drop into the burrows - well done !

Chris

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gingerdelight
13 Jun 2010 - 7:58 PM

This is excellent Rich! I love the colourful little head poking out from that lush green. Well captured.
Carol

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 - 8:50 PM

Peep O, really cute
Mavis

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andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 8:53 PM

that and amazing shot

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
13 Jun 2010 - 8:55 PM

Great catch for you and the puffinSmile

DougSmile

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Lillian
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13 Jun 2010 - 9:51 PM

So wonderfully captured, almost posing for you
Lillian

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2010 - 10:44 PM

A fine take Richard, I should like to see these up close!

Sarah *

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
14 Jun 2010 - 8:43 AM

Excellent

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Alan_Coles
14 Jun 2010 - 8:56 AM

Love the composition on this Richard.

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jaktis
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14 Jun 2010 - 11:39 AM

A lovely compositon with it looking up from there

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 3:55 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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focused-photography

Extremely good.

Carsten

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photodesigner
10 Jul 2010 - 5:03 AM

Great catch! (Both of you.)

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