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Second day of Puffin week - Sitting today.

Thanks for the votes yesterday - Much appreciated!!

Bill

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:100.0-300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jul 2013 - 11:53 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Puffin- Resting
Username:richmowil richmowil
Uploaded:16 Jul 2013 - 12:16 AM
Tags:Auk, Farne island, Fratercula arctica, Northumberland, Puffin, Staple island, Wildlife / nature
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jul 2013 - 12:18 AM

Fine pose captured Bill, one of my favourite birds,
Fred.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 2:00 AM

They are so comical and photographic!

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 2:24 AM

Very very beautiful picture.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:40 AM

It's overall shape reminded me of a curling stone.....daft, I know.
Not so often do we see the puffin at rest like this.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 4:41 AM

A lovely image Bill !! I love it Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:38 AM

Another beauty, Bill. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:03 AM

Stunning Bill - love the worried frown!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:59 AM

brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones bill love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

Beautiful image.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:39 AM

Brilliant - looks all puffed up and self satisfied!!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Excellent detail and lovely colours, Bill!

Richard

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

Such stunning colours and detail in these birds, you have captured the detail very well

Bob

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1435 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:49 AM

Great detailed capture.
Nigel

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Sitting Pretty.Smile
Joan.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

Another great Puffin imageSmile


Cliff

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:49 AM


Quote: They are so comical and photographic!

A great quote and one which so very nicely to this fantastic capture.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
16 Jul 2013 - 12:17 PM

Another beauty Smile

Eileen

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85748 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 1:08 PM

Good exposure, considering the bright conditions

No wonder he/she is resting, with all this heat aboutWink

Adrian

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Mike_Reid
Mike_Reid  645 forum posts Scotland
16 Jul 2013 - 2:15 PM

Hi Bill,
Looks similar to the Isle of May, Is there large numbers this year, looks great.
MikeSmile

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User_Removed
16 Jul 2013 - 3:10 PM

Super image again.
Alf.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:15 PM


Quote: Hi Bill,
Looks similar to the Isle of May, Is there large numbers this year, looks great.
MikeSmile

Hi Mike I believe there are in the region of 35,000 pairs of Puffins over the islands!! Bill

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
16 Jul 2013 - 3:25 PM

This is absolute First Class Photography,Bill,That detail anbokeh and...... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:26 PM

Beautiful close up so well detailed and another fine work Bill!
Gary

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
16 Jul 2013 - 4:48 PM

My God, what sad eyes there!Wink A very good portrait, as usual, Bill!Smile
Regards Valery

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:03 PM

What an amazing bird!

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:08 PM

Superb detail and wonderful colour...

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:31 PM

Cracking shot again Bill, im interested in all these shots from the Farnes. Am i right in saying Andy went with you on this trip and did he carry all your gear for you lol

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:38 PM

Good exposure good focus. That trip has been a good one for you. Very productive.

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
16 Jul 2013 - 6:11 PM


Quote: Cracking shot again Bill, im interested in all these shots from the Farnes. Am i right in saying Andy went with you on this trip and did he carry all your gear for you lol

Not B****y likely I carry him enough,GrinGrin Mike

Great image Bill

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:59 PM


Quote: Cracking shot again Bill, im interested in all these shots from the Farnes. Am i right in saying Andy went with you on this trip and did he carry all your gear for you lol


Not B****y likely I carry him enough,GrinGrin Mike

Great image Bill

Hes too busy carrying his handbag!!WinkWinkWink

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:15 PM

great work,

Ali

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