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Anyone who has ever seen thses guys at close quarters cannot help but fall for them - they really are the cutess little things.

Gladly when I visited Sunday there was not the hoards of togs tht spoilt last year's visit - this year it seemed a much more civilised & smaller crowd.

I nearly didn't come back with any shots though as I had 3 batteries die on me after just 15 shots...I am hoping it's the batteries and not anything major.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Puffin Porn
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:8 Jun 2010 - 5:21 AM
Tags:Cuteness, Humour / fun, Puffin, Skomer, Wildlife / nature
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gabriel_flr
8 Jun 2010 - 5:26 AM

Oh i hope for you the camera works fine...Excellent portrait, congratulations!
Cheers,
gabriel

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Morning Al - Beautiful shot, there were loads of Togs there on Thursday, and we were all asked to keep moving along by the wardens.

Hope you are recovering, my feet are still aching, it was a lot to cram into a few hours, but I'd love to go again in a couple of weeks, and next time we will know our way round.

Well done and hope your batteries have'nt died on you, I had to buy a new one last week !

Chris

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 6:03 AM

lovely head shot. hope the prob isnt anything extreme, fingers crossed.lesley

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 6:11 AM

Superb portrait, it has the quality of a really intimate, candid shot.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 7:37 AM

wow this is beautifully captured and the b/g is nicely blur.
regards
Yung

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 7:52 AM

Lovely portrait, and so cute.
Caroline

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andy210966
8 Jun 2010 - 8:11 AM

Classic shot Alan! Beautifully done!

Andy

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 8:19 AM

Superbly captured Alan!

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mumbo
mumbo  4
8 Jun 2010 - 8:23 AM

excellent shot, love it.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 9:51 AM

Cracking good shot Alan. You are right- they are lovely little creatures.
Ron

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 9:56 AM

Well done with your EC Alan, well deserved.
Phil

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fotosphere
8 Jun 2010 - 10:08 AM

Cracking shot Alan, and congrats on your EC
Tony

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LukeParkinson
8 Jun 2010 - 10:11 AM

Excellent capture Alan. Really well done on your EC!

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 10:22 AM

The Perfect Pufin Portrait Al, everything spot on.
Congratulations on the EC mate.
Gazza

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buttyboy
buttyboy e2 Member 4buttyboy vcard Wales
8 Jun 2010 - 11:44 AM

Simply stunning. Well done on a truly wonderful image. Well worth the award.

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 11:51 AM

Well done on the award Al. It's got superb detail in that face. A great control of the exposure. Love the soft foreground.

Dave

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Congratulations Al on the Award - Well deserved !

Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 11:57 AM

batteries the plague of all time with photography and memory cards - your making me feel I want to make another visit

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 12:47 PM

Amazing shot - this one looks like a super model posing for a shoot. Do you know if disabled can visit the Island - I looked on the website, but no info. Ann

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 2:40 PM

Very deserving of the award. - gary

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 4:01 PM

They have an expression of seriousness but as soon as they move they make you happy. I hope your battery problems are small and you work it out Alan.

Dougie

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 4:02 PM

Supberd colour, comp and detail.. love it

Jon

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 4:28 PM

a STUNNING capture congratulations on the award nice one Wink
andy

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 4:54 PM

Brilliant shot and like the fg green blur. Paul

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 6:33 PM

A wonderful and well detailed Head shot,very nicely done and great surrounding !! A well deserved EC Smile

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romansnumber7

Well done Allan. Terrific shot. Congrats on the EC.

Paul

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User_Removed
8 Jun 2010 - 7:14 PM

Cracking puffin portrait Alan and congrats on the EC, well deserved!

Chris C

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Yogendra
Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 - 7:20 PM

Excellent shot, Superb.

Yogendra

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 7:51 PM

a very well deserved EC.

This years Skomer Puffins, have produced some excellent images..Perhaps there was tad of cloud about Wink

Adrian

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 10:20 PM

What a remarkably detailed image of such an endearing bird. An EC richly deserved - many congrats.

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 10:21 PM

The biggest congrats on the EC Smile lesley

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alyismad  8 Wales
8 Jun 2010 - 10:26 PM

A very well deserved EC

Cracking shot Alan

Steve

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andy210966
9 Jun 2010 - 8:12 AM

Congrats Alan! Well deserved!

Andy

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 8:55 AM

Congratulations on the EC, the God's smile on you.

Dougie

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Alan_Coles
9 Jun 2010 - 9:11 AM


Quote: Congratulations on the EC, the God's smile on you.

Dougie

Thanks Dougie...funny enough when we was in the mini bus going down on Sunday the rain was mentioned and I said a little prayer out loud on the bus...we was rewarded in more than one way it seems Smile

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Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 10:43 AM

well worth the award...............Mick

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NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 7:50 PM

This is just brilliant Alasn!! Amazing colours and detail, great work mate!

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
9 Jun 2010 - 9:29 PM

Congrats on super image...

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2010 - 11:37 PM

Superb image mate, excellent detail and DOF. Congrats on the EC
Steve

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 10:27 AM

outstanding

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johncob  4 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 - 11:39 AM

Valleywalker Lovelly shot. Also like your portfolio. Regards John

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 12:39 PM

flip i missed this Alan !!!!!,its a cracker ,you may have only got a few shots but this was worth its weight my friend .wow!!!! and congrats on the award as well.Smile

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 12:30 PM

all the comments on this pic are very well deserved, i also think the title is right !!! Smile
nice one. ant.

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Walkthru
Walkthru  5 Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2010 - 12:31 PM

Magic shot. These guys are so outrageously photogenic, and this shot is certainly a brilliant example what with the super use of DOF t isolate the subject. Cheers again, Andrew.

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zedhaed918
1 Nov 2010 - 12:12 AM

Brilliant shot Alan. Wish I had the aptitude & patience to capture such beautiful images of our rich wildlife in this country !

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artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 7:54 AM

VERY beautiful profile of a favorite birdie.
Such a delight to see the puffin in this sunny funny comical light.

Catherine

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jammbulator
19 Nov 2010 - 8:32 AM

I like this puffin. he looks like my buddy

jamm

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Jovana63
Jovana63  4 Canada
24 Nov 2010 - 2:07 AM

Excellent shot! Great details and colours!

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