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Taken on the Northscape Workshop last weekend. I realy enjoyed watching these little birds they are so much fun! As were Maddie, Keithh, Chrisplumbe, Sherelob, RichardWheel, Chase, Telestar, Mojo and a another chap called John who is not an EPZ'ner can you imagine the fun we had! Yeeha.

ISO400 F6.3 6400th Sec

Camera:Canon 1DS mk11
Lens:600 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Knees bend, Arms stretch, Ra Ra Ra
Username:John Giddings John Giddings
Uploaded:1 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM
Tags:Farne islands, Northscapemay08, Puffin, Wildlife / nature
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gossyboy
gossyboy  7460 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 7:42 PM

One of the better ones IMHO

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vagabond
vagabond  938 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:46 PM

lovely shot.
Jeff

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1188 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:47 PM

You couldn't have asked them to pose better. Well seen, beautifully taken.
Moira

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MandsH
MandsH  8 England
1 Jun 2008 - 7:49 PM

Excellent
mandy

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:51 PM

Like the lighting and details in this John - well timed capture.
Regards Richard.

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JouŠo
JouŠo Plus Member 1156 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
1 Jun 2008 - 7:52 PM

cracking capture, John!

Jouko

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Jun 2008 - 7:53 PM

Good DOF and action

Peter

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janty66
janty66  7 England
1 Jun 2008 - 8:09 PM

fantastic capture..

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madbob
madbob  9 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 8:17 PM

good capture

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Paddy
Paddy  12254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

another beauty, love the one stretching up SmileP

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maggie66
maggie66  6145 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

Great lighting, movement and dof. Fantastic.

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Ian_Sweet
Ian_Sweet  992 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:22 PM

Awesome capture mate, very well done.

Regards

Ian...

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 8:23 PM

This is superb.

John.

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TelStar
TelStar  10116 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 8:26 PM

They make a lovely group; enjoyed their company and yours. Wink
Good shot John.

Tel*

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:28 PM

Fantastic.

keith

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GalleryGirl
1 Jun 2008 - 8:45 PM

What a great title for a great shot! Wonderful image.
Marilyn x

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1704 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:00 PM

Perfect title for a wonderful image, so well balanced, they look like fun characters.

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petet410
petet410  7 Equatorial Guinea
1 Jun 2008 - 9:11 PM

Great caption and even better pic...Peter

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pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
1 Jun 2008 - 9:32 PM

superb capture ;
love those animals...

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
1 Jun 2008 - 9:46 PM

this is just awesome

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SurreyHillsMan

Lovely image John, great colours, detail and DOF

Jon

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GrahamBaines
1 Jun 2008 - 9:51 PM

Puffins are wonderfully photogenicm, great shot.

Graham

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Peteward
Peteward Plus Member 8Peteward vcard England
1 Jun 2008 - 10:00 PM

love it.These little birds are superb to photograph,

Pete

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Portknockie
1 Jun 2008 - 10:00 PM

I would love to get a shot of one of these beautiful birds...And you have three of them in one shot...Superb colours and tones great dof..

Don

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:08 PM

I love it Just love it, superb image. - gary

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derekv
derekv  7 England
1 Jun 2008 - 10:37 PM

Love this one, John, superb background and detail.
Derek

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DolphinLady
1 Jun 2008 - 10:52 PM

Fantastic capture of these funny little birds.
I like what you have done to the background.
Hilary

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum posts England242 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:00 PM

A happy,flappy trio John...love the title !

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nolongeramember

exceptional


Nikki !

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chris-p
chris-p Plus Member 965 forum postschris-p vcard England
1 Jun 2008 - 11:14 PM

'triffic me old china Smile

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buxton
buxton  7 England
1 Jun 2008 - 11:32 PM

Excellent shot.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:38 PM

Lovely shot; great detail and timing with the wings and I love the poses
Tim

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 1:25 AM

Good expoitation of the dof, great moment to capture.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 Plus Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
2 Jun 2008 - 7:01 AM

A real beauty of a shot, fine detail and colours.

Nicky

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Adrian_Reynolds

Lovely catch of this little scene John, one of my favourite pastimes is watching these birds, fine image, Adrian

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:53 AM

Another money image with the 600, great action and you feel right in there.

Dougie

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
2 Jun 2008 - 10:03 AM

Cracking shotJohn.
Cheers
Alan

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A Booth
A Booth Plus Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:08 AM

classic image - good title - humourous colourful and well composed.

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jkennedy
jkennedy  9 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 11:36 AM

A superb shot John and one that any photographer would have been proud to have taken. Great colours, lsuper lighting and great use of DOF. A corker.

Joe

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PhotographyBySuzan Plus Member 1092 forum postsPhotographyBySuzan vcard United States
2 Jun 2008 - 2:28 PM

This has definitely got to be the sweetest picture of the day.....What a wonderful shot!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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Hoffy
Hoffy  10262 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 5:05 PM

This is outstanding image.

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SRSmith
SRSmith  7 United States
2 Jun 2008 - 6:08 PM

Sharp as a tack and love the dof. Superb!

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BlackNinja
2 Jun 2008 - 6:08 PM

great shot

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 6:15 PM

Always a pleasure to view these guys, superb.
Geoff.

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sherlob
sherlob Plus Member 92524 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom126 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:25 PM

Super - as ever.

Adam

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 11:31 PM

Luvleeeeeee! Yeah, let's have a stretch!
Johanna

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richcukc
richcukc  7 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 - 11:06 PM

These are really pretty birds. Great capture John.

Richard

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 10:42 PM

A cracker of a shot John, it looks like they are in an aerobics class! lol

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