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Another one from Skomer Island last Friday, I've still got lots of flight shots to upload but here's one on the ground for a change.

This is full frame, as taken so no pixels were harmed in the making of this photo ;o)
I zoomed back a little for the next shot in the sequence but I prefer the pose in this one even if it is a bit tight in the frame.

The lovely background is a cliff face at "The Wick" on the South East of the island, by far the best place on Skomer to get close to these beautiful birds.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.7x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 11:28 AM
Focal Length:650mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Fish Moustache
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:26 Jun 2013 - 5:02 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Puffin, Skomer, Snadeels, The Wick, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 5:03 PM

Excellent wildlife capture.

Ken

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ocanas
ocanas  1 Honduras
26 Jun 2013 - 5:13 PM

Love the detailed and frame on the bird, great capture

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 5:16 PM

Beautifully taken Geoff, a very healthy Puffin. Will have to visit Skomer some day.
Ron.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 5:25 PM

Thanks Ron, yes, you'll love it there, let me know if you ever decide to go and hopefully I will be able to show you around.

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
26 Jun 2013 - 5:29 PM

Excellent capture and nice detail.

Basith

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 5:33 PM

A splendid capture
Ju

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 5:35 PM

Nice detail in this fine image!!

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 6:06 PM

A beauty, Geoffrey.
Colin

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:29 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thank you Anthony (zapar40) for the Guest Editor's Award Smile

Geoff.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 - 7:36 PM

Great shot and love the title

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paddyman
paddyman e2 Member 566 forum postspaddyman vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 - 7:36 PM

Super image with lots of detail,well done...Alec.

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philhomer
philhomer  432 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:38 PM

great clarity and composition, although my own preference may have been to use -1/3 EC but that's 'personal'

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:12 PM

Superb Puffin capture

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 11:05 PM

Very nice Geoff
Steve

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:57 AM

Superbly done.

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