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I still have a lot of Puffin photos from my recent weekend on Skomer Island but I've been a bit reluctant to upload any more after the controversy that some of my latest ones seem to have caused, that was never my intention, I just quietly go about doing my own thing.

But what the heck, it's not my fault if I've taken photos that are good enough to earn awards and I don't see why I should be made to feel guilty for just doing what I do to the best of my ability.

So if anyone has a problem with seeing more Puffins on here, just don't comment or vote on them and go look at all the other photos in the gallery instead, concentrate more on improving your own photography and leave me alone.

Thanks to the person on another site who suggested the title for this one Smile

Oh, the photo, yeah, I quite like it Wink

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Title:He went thataway
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:27 Jun 2009 - 11:45 AM
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jimmypaton
27 Jun 2009 - 11:52 AM

very good capture and detail
jimmy

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martin.w
martin.w  12350 forum posts United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 11:54 AM

LOL, top title Smile

Just actually read the description, get em uploaded, most people can spot these are quality and deserve the awards! I went to the Farne Islands a few years ago (using film) and didn't get one even close to the standard of this!

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 12:01 PM

Lol what a title thankyou for the smile a superb image wonderful
Alexa

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 12:02 PM

love the title too... LOL
Photo not too shabby... Tongue

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woollyback
27 Jun 2009 - 12:09 PM

Great title and superb photo. Had a look at recent posts and they are all brilliant. Keep posting them

Bridie

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paulrosser
27 Jun 2009 - 12:23 PM

Stunning work mate, you're photos from Skomer are very very good, and very well exposed. Not easy with these little chaps! Well done, and keep doing things to the best of you're considerable ability. I know you will!!!
Regards, Paul.

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nmurray
nmurray  7 Australia
27 Jun 2009 - 12:41 PM

Excellent photo and caption.
Neil

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 2:03 PM

I love the colors you have accomplished for bg for these wonderful birds!
JEnnnnn

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 2:12 PM

lol,,,

been puffined out, but this one is funny, cracking title, and intro, and I agree with your comments, and the votes suggest that loads of people like to see them...


Martin.

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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 952 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
27 Jun 2009 - 2:30 PM

Hi Geoff, an absolute stunner your best so far.
I tried to improve on it but failed so
a quick conversion into Black and White will have to do.
Well taken .

John

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 2:41 PM

Oh, just read your description.
I wouldn't give a monkey to what people said. If they can take better puffin shots, they are welcome to it. A suggestion: maybe you should try wearing camo shooting garden birds, that would be harder to do...Wink

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 3:28 PM

stunning capture as usual and in my opinion worthy of another award.
fish.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 3:35 PM

Keep them coming Geoff. I for one love your Puffin pics and they deserve all the votes and awards they get. Superb well timed capture. Excellent pose, lovely colours and beautiful pin sharp detail. Great title.
Steve.

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CraigJones
27 Jun 2009 - 3:38 PM

Who's said what Geoff?? I say what I see and your shots are great,if you look on some of my shots, people have said, this should do well or be short listed but they never seem to just make it which does take me aback as I feel some of my shots should have done alot better than they have as I went for different things, but thats my own view and should not take away your vision in taking the great images you have taken Geoff, I have learned Geoff there are some nastytwo-faced nasty people around and who are not what they say they are, I'm from the school of if you've got something to say, say it to my face so I can defend myself, not behind my back and to others, I wish you well and I'm still trying to see whats been said geoff, but keep up the good work and I wish you all the best.

P.S lovely photo,love the wing action

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 4:25 PM

Thanks everyone and thanks for the mods guys Smile

Sorry about my rant in my description but it's just that earlier this week someone complained about Puffin photos getting PA awards on here, they implied that they were easy to get and since there were only 3 awarded, 2 being mine, I did kind of take it personally, as you'd expect, with hindsight perhaps I shouldn't have said anything as usual but I did Sad

I put a lot into my photography, when I'm not doing it I'm either reading about it or thinking of it and incidents like that just take the gloss off it for me.
Anyone who thinks it's easy to get good Puffin shots should go try it, it's not as easy as it looks, especially in the harsh light I had to work with, believe me.
Anyway, I'll be quiet now lol Smile
Geoff.

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 - 5:21 PM

Glad to make this shot an rc
john

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 5:40 PM

Thanks John Smile

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 6:20 PM

Gets my vote and as to the whingers (missed that thread it seems!) .. well, its just sour grapes. Smile

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aftertherain
27 Jun 2009 - 6:35 PM

Worth a second vote from me Smile

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 - 6:43 PM

Great Image.

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andy800
andy800  6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 - 6:44 PM

Nice one again Geoff - great title too!

Is it me or is it a teeny bit tight at the bottom?

No matter - have a vote on me!

I see someones ranting again ...

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 6:50 PM

This is another fine shot Geoff.Totally agree with your comments,there are people on here that all they do is winge and moan about the PA and HC galleries.They need to get out there and do it and see how easy it is..not.Those images are chosen by a set group of people who take all types of photography and to get an award is an achievemnt.Your work in all genres is outstanding and each award is merited.
I know what it was like on that bright day at Skomer because I was with you and I also have a lot of images that I am proud of.So let them winge and moan Geoff and keep posting.
Tom.

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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 6:55 PM

geoff its all down to qaulity yours are superb and it gives me encouragement to keep improving well done mate,dave

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 7:24 PM

Nice shot - and no politics

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 7:28 PM

I think your puffins are truly magic so keep photographing them! Firstly I never realised puffins looked so good and secondly I didn't even know they were in this country so your pictures are educational as well!
Was going to say I was near Skomer Island tomorrow but checked on the map and we're going to about 90 miles in Aberystwyth. Bit far to nip down even for a chance of seeing a puffin!
Jann
xx

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 8:04 PM

You certainly seem to meet puffins with character!! I love the title which works so well with a lovely image.

Ann

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27 Jun 2009 - 8:31 PM

Thanks everyone Smile Smile
Geoff.

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CraigJones
27 Jun 2009 - 10:26 PM

andy800 ="I see someones ranting again ... got something to say astbury?? this was directed at you from my own experience's of you, so don't belittle me, did'nt know you joined here on the 25 nov 07?? very strange you never posted anything until the 15 june this year?? don't need your childish,underhand comments+lies on here

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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
27 Jun 2009 - 11:10 PM

Yet another SUPERB shot and yes, these guys aren't easy for inflight shots. Detail is just fantastic.................. keep em' coming.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 12:14 AM

Thank you.

Craig, Andy was talking about the guy who was on about the Puffins getting awards when he said someone was ranting again, it wasn't directed at you mate Smile

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with Mark and the two Andy's and they were some of the nicest people I've ever met so I really don't understand where you're coming from Craig, anyway, I've had enough controversy for one week lol, I just come on here to share some photos so let's all just chill out ok? Smile

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CraigJones
28 Jun 2009 - 12:39 AM

I don't like him for my own reasons geoff,and it does not read like that to me, enough said,sorry to hi jack your lovely photo


Craig

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 4:07 AM

Very cute title, love it. He does look like he is doing exactly that, showing the way he went. Great capture and super timing. Wonderful image Geoff..........Sandy

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Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 4:43 PM

Absolutely superb!, amazing detail and keep posting them Geoff, quite wonderful..

Mal

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:03 PM

Like the title like the shots, never done any bird shots but these are inspiring, so you keep em coming

LesF

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geoffrey baker
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28 Jun 2009 - 6:46 PM

Thanks all Smile
Geoff.

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Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 9:37 PM

Class .

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MikefromEbbw
28 Jun 2009 - 10:04 PM

Beautiful Geoff,bang on composition and exposure.

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28 Jun 2009 - 10:41 PM

Thanks guys Smile

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30 Jun 2009 - 11:13 PM

A fantastic shot of this puffin, I love the unusual comical pose

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30 Jun 2009 - 11:15 PM

Thanks Edmund.

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