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Another image taken during our trip to Mull last week, which as always, included a visit to Lunga to see the Puffin's.

I have hoped to get a decent flight shot of these lovely little birds for ages, but found it so hard at Lunga as the birds approach the cliffs from very low down and just swoop up at the last minute, giving you very little time to see them and focus on them.

This was in my eyes the most succesful of the attempt's, I would welcome any advice or tips.

Many thanks,

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lunga Puffin 2
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:6 Jul 2009 - 8:11 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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fluffy4Paws
6 Jul 2009 - 8:13 PM

wow, stunning

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JJ_A
JJ_A  7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 - 8:14 PM

Very difficult to get flight shots, you've done well.
John

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 - 8:19 PM

A brilliant image. You`ve got the focus in just the right place. I`d be very pleased if I`d taken this
Jenny

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:35 PM

Simply stunning!
Rachel

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:42 PM

This is an excellent capture, not easy I know but you've nailed this one Smile
Well done.
Geoff.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 - 8:58 PM

Super capture.
John

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:00 PM

This is a beauty Phil. We should all be coming to you for tips I think. A first class capture.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:00 PM

A fantastic inflight shot Phil, it looks like he's heading straight for you!

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motorsportpictures

WOW, stunning head on shot.
Scott

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GalleryGirl
6 Jul 2009 - 9:19 PM

Stunning capture and presentation as always.
Marilyn x

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:37 PM

Great in flight capture Phil especially head on like it is.
I would prefer a little more light though.
Done a quick shadows adj in a mod to show what I mean.
Brian.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:56 PM

Thank you all, and thank you Brian, that was the effect I was after and hoped somebody would have a go at it.

Phil

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 10:15 PM

The trials of a nature photographer Phil, excellent wheels down image. Ron.

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 11:14 PM

He looks sort of surprised by you and your camera---

Actually, I tried some of this with sea gulls-- not so much luck there either!
JEnnnnnnn

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2009 - 7:30 AM

Excellent in flight shot.
chris

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lobo_blanco
7 Jul 2009 - 8:10 AM

This is a stunning image, well timed.
Neil

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2009 - 8:16 AM

Very well taken, Phil. Great pov.
You should be giving us some tips!
Terry

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2009 - 10:11 AM

Top quality Phil, love how the puffin is coming right at you.

Ade

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Phil_Nunez
7 Jul 2009 - 10:23 AM

Very nice, great shot Phil. They're slippery little suckers to catch in focus and you've managed it a treat here.
Regards
Phil

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Scaramanga
7 Jul 2009 - 12:31 PM

Wonderful capture.

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
7 Jul 2009 - 1:30 PM

outstanding !!!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2009 - 2:20 PM

Go to the Farne Isles Smile

Only joking Wink
A fine head on shot.....
Hope to visit Mull over the next year or to

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CraigJones
7 Jul 2009 - 4:07 PM

Beautiful BIF shot well done

Craig

P.S Off to Mull in August cannot wait

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maratsuikka
10 Jul 2009 - 7:11 AM

love in.flights,superb

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janet
janet  1227 forum posts England
14 Jul 2009 - 3:22 PM

Hey Phil you don`t need any tips or advice!!!!!!!!!

Janet.

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