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Thank you to everyone for all your comments and awards for yesterday's upload Smile

Here's another Puffin from last Friday's Skomer visit.
This one was flying past me at full speed and I like the way it's kept it's head level while it's body turned through 90 degrees while banking to the right.
If they think there's any danger from the gulls they won't attempt to land to feed their chicks, they just circle and try again.

I couldn't see this at the time of taking, they're so fast that all you can do is hope your camera's focus managed to lock on and just pan with the bird as it flies past, keeping your finger on the trigger, it's all over in a split second.

I deleted a lot more shots than I kept believe me, but when you get one that's in focus it's very rewarding.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 VR2 +1.4
Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 1:01 PM
Focal Length:280mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Turning right
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:24 Jun 2013 - 3:32 PM
Tags:Bird, Flight, In flight, Panning, Puffin, Skomer, The Wick, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 3:40 PM

Wow a stunning bif capture. puffins are truly amazing birds

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
24 Jun 2013 - 3:55 PM

wow great flight shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glashutte
Glashutte  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 4:38 PM

Lovely shot- very difficult to achieve.

Stan

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ChrisWallace
24 Jun 2013 - 5:44 PM

A great image, well captured. Detail and colour looks great
Chris

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 5:51 PM

Super in flight image of this Puffin with sand eel
Regards Brian

Last Modified By brian17302 at 24 Jun 2013 - 5:51 PM

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 - 6:22 PM

Cracking image Smile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:37 PM

Excellent Image!!!!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:07 PM

A splendid BIF shot and love the POV.
Ju

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:51 PM

You have a real talent for the inflight shots Geoffrey and this is another cracker

David

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

pretty good flyer for one who is built so chunky!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 1:00 AM

An excellent capture.......Sandy

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 9:07 AM

Beautifully taken Geoff, caught the flight pose.
Ron.

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