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My very first try at snapping Puffins. On the Northscape workshop on the Farne Island. Many thanks to Keithh for all his valued help.
Looks good Large, Thanks John.

ISO400, F4, 1/2500 sec

Camera:Canon EOS-1Ds Mk11
Lens:600 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:"It's Puffin Time"
Username:John Giddings John Giddings
Uploaded:30 May 2008 - 5:49 PM
Tags:Farne islands, Northscapemay08, Puffin, Wildlife / nature
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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

A very fine capture John.

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dmhuynh72
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30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

good lighting, sharp and like the blue background

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Barbaraj
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30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

A wonderful sharp bird and pose.

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Cormy
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30 May 2008 - 5:51 PM

Superb catch John.Love the great colours against that gorgeous sky.
Cheers
Alan

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SteveH63
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30 May 2008 - 5:54 PM

Great shot - you did so well to catch these birds. Lovely colours.
Steve

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Paddy
Paddy e2 Member 12254 forum postsPaddy vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:56 PM

well what a capture, excellent work SmilePaddy

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ChrisWallace
30 May 2008 - 6:00 PM

great picture, clear and well detailed.
Chris

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Scutter
Scutter e2 Member 71742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 6:04 PM

Aha! A puffin at last John! Fantastic picture (presumably it had already delivered its sand eels Wink
Ben

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bobalot
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30 May 2008 - 6:04 PM

cracking shot John with great colour and detail .

Bob

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rontear
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30 May 2008 - 6:11 PM

Sharp and clear John. Ron.

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SRSmith
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30 May 2008 - 6:13 PM

Wonderful light and detail.

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30 May 2008 - 6:20 PM

Nice capture John

Dave

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photophantom
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30 May 2008 - 6:27 PM

gorgeous image

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chris-p
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30 May 2008 - 6:33 PM

Well worth carrying the beast around Smile

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Emilyjayne
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30 May 2008 - 6:35 PM

Nice and crisp!

Fabulous colours - such a warm feeling

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 6:38 PM

Love the way he's gazing out into all that blue space.
Moira

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whiteswan01
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30 May 2008 - 6:40 PM

brilliant colours are spot on Dawn

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CHIPPYX1X
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30 May 2008 - 7:05 PM

Fabulous shot great capture
Davey

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pascalg
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30 May 2008 - 7:29 PM

superb light & tones !

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stevieasp
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30 May 2008 - 7:30 PM

Spot on!!! well taken,
Steve

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Richsr
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30 May 2008 - 7:33 PM

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

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marriedandhappy
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30 May 2008 - 7:42 PM

Hi john what a fantastic shot and im jealous, they are one of the most beautiful birds to photograph. ps hope to see at SCC one day. kaz

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richardwheel
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30 May 2008 - 7:58 PM

t'is a beauty - I love the backlit beak

rich

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 8:09 PM

Nicely detailed John,that lens has paid dividends for you.Cracking bg colours,really makes the Puffin leap off the page.

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GalleryGirl
30 May 2008 - 8:30 PM

Superb colours and detail.
Have a great weekend.
Marilyn x

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DavidWhistlecraft
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30 May 2008 - 8:33 PM

Cracking image

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MickyMc
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30 May 2008 - 8:39 PM

Really wonderful shot
Mavis

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30 May 2008 - 8:58 PM

Absolutely ckacking shot.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 - 10:21 PM

Superb capture.

John.

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LAMSPICS
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30 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

NICE ONE

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derekv
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30 May 2008 - 11:01 PM

Really looks good large, John, superb shot.
Derek

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nickyv32
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30 May 2008 - 11:09 PM

Oh how cute, lovely shot, fine detail.

Nicky

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Possum
Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
30 May 2008 - 11:13 PM

Absolutely fantastic to see one against a blue b/ground. Super work. Best wishes to Keith and Maddie when you see them next.
Allie

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pamelajean
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30 May 2008 - 11:45 PM

Your first try? Unbelievable! This is wonderful.

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SurreyHillsMan
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31 May 2008 - 12:32 AM

Lovely... super composition

Jon

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LesF
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31 May 2008 - 6:26 AM

Now this is a cracker John

Les F

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Cabit
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31 May 2008 - 7:42 AM

Superb capture.
Dave

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MandsH
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31 May 2008 - 5:48 PM

Great shot, like the blue sky as the background
Mandy

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paulsteds
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31 May 2008 - 7:56 PM

Super capture John, fabulous colour and detail.
Nice one.
Paul

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gary_d
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31 May 2008 - 9:32 PM

This is a great capture. - gary

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Hoffy
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31 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

Snap. Nice one

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goso
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31 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

Great detailed image...........Bill

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:50 AM

That's a big lens to lug around John, good for the body building, but it pays off here with the good close up of the Puffin. Great characters these birds, nicely caught.

Dougie

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Aristeidis
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1 Jun 2008 - 9:20 AM

Marvellous shot; terrific framing! Please shoot more of this.

Aris.

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TonyFrith
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1 Jun 2008 - 10:37 AM

Super shot we are going up there in July ,hope we have the same good weather as you had
Tony

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1 Jun 2008 - 12:20 PM

Fantastic shot, John.
Mac

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
1 Jun 2008 - 1:06 PM

super John, I love the colors of puffins. We have them on the coast of Maine I believe. I am hoping to get up there some time to try getting a few puffin shots of my own.

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1 Jun 2008 - 1:31 PM

Hi John,

I love the shot - the composition and exposure are spot on.

One question - when viewed on my monitor in both small and large versions I can see a large circle directly above the puffin (top left hand side). Is this a processing artifact or another epz upload oddity?

Rgds,

Adam

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1 Jun 2008 - 5:21 PM

Superb, I really can't wait to go.

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Portknockie
Portknockie e2 Member 1048 forum postsPortknockie vcard Scotland
1 Jun 2008 - 10:02 PM

A superb first try at the Puffin..the coloursa and detail look pin sharp...

Don
Ps I can see the larg spot also...

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1 Jun 2008 - 11:39 PM

Excellent shot; great detail and colours and I love the composition with the space on the right
Tim

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megamuff8
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2 Jun 2008 - 2:29 PM

You've captured some Stunning Puffin shots.....Well Done!
I Luv this one...Smile

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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2 Jun 2008 - 6:14 PM

A very impessive shot John.
Geoff.

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2 Jun 2008 - 7:02 PM

awesome shot

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brownsilent
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2 Jun 2008 - 11:29 PM

Knowing that you were at the 'Northscape workshop' I was already waiting to see my favourite birds. I knew that you must have taken some shots of the puffins. This is an almost majestic one!
Johanna

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6 Jun 2008 - 8:45 PM

Its that time again and this is a super first shot
Helen

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27 Jun 2008 - 10:30 PM

An excellent shot, I like the way the puffin stands out against that clear blue sky

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Uncle_Wonk
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17 Jul 2008 - 1:51 PM

Unbelievably good!

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