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This was much easier than catching the little blighter in flight!

For those who have been asking, I've found out now how the puffins manage to keep all those sand eels in their beak. They have a very strong tongue and they use that to hold the ones they've already caught while catching the next one. Brilliant! You can't help but love these little birds ...so long as you're not a sand eel.

Camera:canon 1d3
Lens:canon 100-400 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Puffin with sand eels
Username:deemac deemac
Uploaded:16 Jun 2008 - 10:36 AM
Tags:Auks, Puffin, Sand eels, Seabirds, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
16 Jun 2008 - 10:48 AM

Wow pin# well captured
Mike

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dwarf
dwarf  652 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jun 2008 - 10:50 AM

smashing image...lovely feet!! dorothy

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deemac
deemac  9 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 10:59 AM

Actually I've probably over-sharpened it a bit in the process of preparing it for show on here. Oops. Thanks for noticing the feet Dorothy. I have several similar shots and chose this one because of the feet :o)

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 11:12 AM

Like the details and colours in this - well captured.
Regards Richardl

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 11:30 AM

Great detail and colours.

Phil

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 11:36 AM

Classic image of a puffin, but very well done!

Ade

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viscostatic
16 Jun 2008 - 12:12 PM

An excellent wildlife shot. The out of focus background and foreground enhance the image by giving an impression of the environment without distracting from the main subject.

Phil.

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
16 Jun 2008 - 12:45 PM

Love it especially the bandy legs.
Cheers
Alan

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Vicalli
Vicalli  6 Scotland
16 Jun 2008 - 12:45 PM

Great shot.Vic

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 1:11 PM

First class image. incredible detail, super colours Stace

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ChrisWallace
16 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

Superb image, great quality and composition.
Chris

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2008 - 8:52 PM

Excellent shot

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Pornrutai
Pornrutai  8 Thailand
16 Jun 2008 - 8:54 PM

Great shot

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Grangeflyer
Grangeflyer e2 Member 7180 forum postsGrangeflyer vcard England
17 Jun 2008 - 12:08 AM

Beautiful image.

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daveb
daveb  11 New Zealand
17 Jun 2008 - 9:53 AM

Lovely bird, great image.

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Tom-Melton
21 Jun 2008 - 2:49 PM

your asking me for advice with shot like this excellent example,left comment on red kite shot re settings

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