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Morning everyone !

Many thanks for your comments and clicks on yesterdays COMING THROUGH, very much appreciated.

Another puffin from our trip to Skomer on Friday - hope you like it !

Chris

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Camera:canon 1D mark 111
Lens:Canon 100-400L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:FLIGHT OF FANCY
Username:Imagephotographics Imagephotographics
Uploaded:7 Jun 2010 - 9:04 AM
Tags:General, In-flight, Island, Puffin, Skomer, Sports / action, West wales, Wildlife / nature
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:05 AM

Such a great capture, perfectly in focus - great one!
Johanna

DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:07 AM

very well caught and fantastic DOF really makes the Puffin stand out. Smile


David.

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
7 Jun 2010 - 9:11 AM

TOP< >TOP *****
cor

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:13 AM

lovin this selection

Linda

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:14 AM

An excellent shot

Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 9:15 AM

superb capture
gareth

porty2003
porty2003  1097 forum posts Scotland
7 Jun 2010 - 9:18 AM

Beautifully captured,great image

John

mBug
mBug  5 Viet Nam
7 Jun 2010 - 9:21 AM

Great capture !

Alan_Coles
7 Jun 2010 - 9:21 AM

Wow, stunning capture - top quality Chris!

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:29 AM

Good morning, Chris.
What a superb shot this is..... these wee birds move so fast, to capture one with this detail is excellent. And your selective focaussing makes it stand away from the b/g so very well.
Regards, Ronnie.

Kingfisher8
7 Jun 2010 - 9:36 AM

A great capture well done.

Keith.

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:38 AM

Stunning capture!

Ken

paddyman
paddyman  566 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 9:38 AM

super image,so well taken,it looks like it is jumping,well done.Alec.

paulknight
7 Jun 2010 - 9:59 AM

Clean capture of action and nice blur of background. Well done! Paul

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:59 AM

Tremendous capture of this wonderful little bird's actions. Really stands out so well against the bg with your elective focusing.

Ann

JG123456
JG123456  5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 10:02 AM

Absolutely tremendous shot.
JG

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 10:12 AM

Well timed capture - like the details and colours too.
Regards Richard

RajaSidambaram
7 Jun 2010 - 10:14 AM

This beautiful Puffin in flight well captured - Raja.

am52
am52  4
7 Jun 2010 - 10:27 AM

very well captured.

Imagephotographics


Quote: Absolutely tremendous shot.
JG

Thanks very much John for your Award - very much appreciated !

Chris

Last Modified By Imagephotographics at 7 Jun 2010 - 10:37 AM
danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 11:14 AM

Spot on Chris. A really excellent image.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 11:28 AM

Fantastic in flight shot, pin sharp and beautifully taken.

Hugh

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 11:30 AM

Splendid.
Joan.

hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 11:30 AM

Excellent capture well done
Harry

Imagephotographics


Quote: Splendid.
Joan.

Thank you very much Joan for your Award - much appreciated !

Chris

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
7 Jun 2010 - 11:52 AM

Lovely capture and p/f . Puffins always make me smile .gill

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
7 Jun 2010 - 11:59 AM

this is a fab shot brill
jj

Oleg_Lobzin
7 Jun 2010 - 12:20 PM

Wonderful bird!
Regards Oleg

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 12:21 PM

Great shot of the landing here Chris.Just like an aircraft,everything has to be in perfect trim.Good capture of that !!
Mick.

martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 12:56 PM

superbly captured Chris...love it. Shortlisted.


Martin.

jjmorgan36
7 Jun 2010 - 1:00 PM

Wow. Fantastic shot. Well done

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 1:01 PM

Excellent capture of him landing. Very cute shot........Sandy

tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 1:40 PM

great crisp detail and timing - excellent photo

Silverzone
7 Jun 2010 - 1:51 PM

A superb capture of a wonderful subject. Sylvia

Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 1:52 PM

Superb! Smile

Betty

Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 2:00 PM

A really clean 'in flight' shot that appears tack sharp in all the right places. Well done indeed.

Dave

digital_boi
7 Jun 2010 - 2:32 PM

good timing and pin sharp detail he/she has a good set of landing gear

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93501 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 2:54 PM

....this is stunning Chris....none better.

.....Mike

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 3:19 PM

A simply awesome capture, Chris.
Roy

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 3:22 PM

stunning

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 3:47 PM

What awesome work Chris, so well timed and captured.
Bob

patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
7 Jun 2010 - 3:53 PM

Short field landing - stunner!!
Pat

zanzibarwinds
7 Jun 2010 - 3:57 PM

Super photo Chris. Good job.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 4:08 PM

A magnificent capture, Chris...think this has to be my fave of the series so far.
TrevB Smile

bluetitblue
7 Jun 2010 - 4:09 PM

Great capture Chris.
Pete

jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 4:15 PM

Lovely detailed shot...Jools

Cormy
Cormy  6 England
7 Jun 2010 - 4:32 PM

Superb landing and a wonderful image.
Cheers
Alan

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
7 Jun 2010 - 4:42 PM

Just the shot I was hoping for today when I went to Bempton, the sea fog was the only thing I got.
Great shot, love it.
Annette

JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 4:53 PM

Simple FANTASTIC.
Ken

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

TOP CLASS SHOT CHRIS.
Brian

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 5:38 PM

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! lovely shot - shortlisted

Amanita05
Amanita05  4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 5:52 PM

This is Superb Chris!!!!

Alan.

videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 - 5:55 PM

A remarkable capture Chris, so sharp--well done
Pete

JoeWozza
JoeWozza  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 6:19 PM

Thanks ever so much for the comment, really do love this shot brilliant timing and as always a very well taken photograph!
Joe

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 6:25 PM

Excellent timing and a cracker of a capture !! Love it...

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:04 PM

Awesome detail !!!!
These have been wonderful

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:06 PM

three super Puffin shots. This one takes the biscuit though Smile

Adrian

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
7 Jun 2010 - 7:14 PM

Chris what beautiful Puffin images. On my visit there a few years ago, they were just swimming in the sea, maybe next time...

Ruth

andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:17 PM

that just amazing love it

Leslie-Hanthorne

A truly stunning image.

Leslie

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:22 PM

here comes 100. brill. congrats on the user awards.lesley

colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:31 PM

Evening Chris, wow a beauty of an image so well timed and great clarity well done on the two UA defintely deserved !

Colin

sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:32 PM

A true stunner.

Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:46 PM

Fabulous. Ann

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:07 PM

Just so, so good!

Sue

lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:09 PM

great capture, love how he appears to be checking out the landing ground!!!! superb x x x

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
7 Jun 2010 - 8:21 PM

An excellent shot,well captured Chris.

SugarDJ
SugarDJ  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:31 PM

Lovely capture!

David

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:31 PM

superb superb superb

Bernie

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:11 PM

WOW! Absolutely stunning, what more can I say?

Theresa

DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:24 PM

Brilliant shot - Congrats

Dan

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:38 PM

Excellent capture,very well taken.
saeid

panther
panther  5
7 Jun 2010 - 10:02 PM

what a great shot........adrian

JamesGarfield
7 Jun 2010 - 10:14 PM

Amazing work as always!
Regards
James.

danielwaters
7 Jun 2010 - 10:50 PM

Perfect timing, shutter speed and composition. Top stuff.

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
8 Jun 2010 - 3:58 AM

Wow great shot pin sharp with nice DOF and the colours are beautiful, well captured.
Cheers Allen,

Last Modified By lesliea at 8 Jun 2010 - 3:59 AM
dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 5:01 AM

Well timed capture Chris, really a stunning shot. Congrats on the UA and I am surprised it is not in the HC/EC gallery.

regards
Yung

maratsuikka
8 Jun 2010 - 5:32 AM


Quote: Well timed capture Chris, really a stunning shot. Congrats on the UA and I am surprised it is not in the HC/EC gallery.

regards
Yung

same as mr Yung

Imagephotographics

Thanks Yung & Mara - (HC/EC - what are they) ? lol !

Chris

johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 - 12:08 PM

Chris That is awesome. I can only aspire to get near one of that quality -- easpecially a moving subject.
Regards John

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 4:06 PM

Get out the way... marvelous Chris.

Dougie

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 - 7:31 AM

Superb capture, very well timed.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 9:27 AM

Great timing and detail
Helen

wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
9 Jun 2010 - 6:53 PM

well done , well captured

Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 7:27 PM

Oh my goodness me I am going backwards trying to get caught up LOL and they keep getting better and better. Stunningly captured Chris take a big pat on the back.
Regards
Ann

Frontier
Frontier  4
9 Jun 2010 - 10:55 PM

Wow!Brrilliant capture
-frontier

jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
10 Jun 2010 - 2:10 AM

Wow! - Jonathan

SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2010 - 10:27 AM

nailed this one alright

agingrocker
agingrocker e2 Member 5agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2010 - 2:12 PM

Beautiful detail and timing Chris
Antony

polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 7:26 AM

This is my absolute favorite Chris - it is one to treasure!
Pauline

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 6:41 PM

A fantastic action shot, timed to perfection

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
20 Jun 2010 - 1:41 PM

impressive timing !

kasia_nowak
12 Jul 2010 - 10:47 AM

what a great shot!

mio2mio
mio2mio  5 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 - 5:58 AM

Excellent sharp image

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