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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 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

A very fine capture John.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

good lighting, sharp and like the blue background

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
30 May 2008 - 5:50 PM

A wonderful sharp bird and pose.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
30 May 2008 - 5:51 PM

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

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SteveH63
SteveH63  5 United Kingdom
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  11254 forum posts 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 61742 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
bobalot  7 England
30 May 2008 - 6:04 PM

cracking shot John with great colour and detail .

Bob

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30 May 2008 - 6:11 PM

Sharp and clear John. Ron.

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SRSmith
SRSmith  6 United States
30 May 2008 - 6:13 PM

Wonderful light and detail.

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User_Removed
30 May 2008 - 6:20 PM

Nice capture John

Dave

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photophantom
30 May 2008 - 6:27 PM

gorgeous image

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
30 May 2008 - 6:33 PM

Well worth carrying the beast around Smile

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Emilyjayne
30 May 2008 - 6:35 PM

Nice and crisp!

Fabulous colours - such a warm feeling

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 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
30 May 2008 - 6:40 PM

brilliant colours are spot on Dawn

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CHIPPYX1X
CHIPPYX1X  7 England
30 May 2008 - 7:05 PM

Fabulous shot great capture
Davey

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
30 May 2008 - 7:29 PM

superb light & tones !

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stevieasp
stevieasp  7 England
30 May 2008 - 7:30 PM

Spot on!!! well taken,
Steve

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 7:33 PM

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

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marriedandhappy

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
30 May 2008 - 7:58 PM

t'is a beauty - I love the backlit beak

rich

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 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

Cracking image

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 - 8:39 PM

Really wonderful shot
Mavis

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buxton
buxton e2 Member 6buxton vcard England
30 May 2008 - 8:58 PM

Absolutely ckacking shot.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 - 10:21 PM

Superb capture.

John.

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LAMSPICS
LAMSPICS  6 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

NICE ONE

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derekv
derekv e2 Member 6derekv vcard England
30 May 2008 - 11:01 PM

Really looks good large, John, superb shot.
Derek

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
30 May 2008 - 11:09 PM

Oh how cute, lovely shot, fine detail.

Nicky

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts 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
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
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
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2008 - 6:26 AM

Now this is a cracker John

Les F

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Cabit
Cabit  6104 forum posts England
31 May 2008 - 7:42 AM

Superb capture.
Dave

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
31 May 2008 - 5:48 PM

Great shot, like the blue sky as the background
Mandy

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paulsteds
paulsteds  9123 forum posts England
31 May 2008 - 7:56 PM

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

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2008 - 9:32 PM

This is a great capture. - gary

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

Snap. Nice one

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31 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

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

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 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
1 Jun 2008 - 9:20 AM

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

Aris.

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
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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Skye24Blue
1 Jun 2008 - 12:20 PM

Fantastic shot, John.
Mac

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proz
proz  9205 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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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82202 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
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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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 5:21 PM

Superb, I really can't wait to go.

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Portknockie
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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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
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
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
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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BlackNinja
2 Jun 2008 - 7:02 PM

awesome shot

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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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helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
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
17 Jul 2008 - 1:51 PM

Unbelievably good!

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