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Taken against the sea sparkling in the background, this little bird was contemplating jumping to the next rock. They are so intresting just to watch and enjoy.

Looks Good Large.

Thanks for looking, John.

ISO400 F4.5 1/6400 sec

Camera:Canon 1DS mk11
Lens:600 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:"Puffin Marvelous"
Username:John Giddings John Giddings
Uploaded:4 Jun 2008 - 7:23 PM
Tags:Farne islands, Northscapemay08, Puffin, Wildlife / nature
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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 7:32 PM

You can just sense that s/he's ready to do something startling. Like the sparkling out of focus bg too.

Tel*

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 7:35 PM

Difficult exposure by the looks of it, well captured with detail and poise and pose
Richard

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BlackNinja
4 Jun 2008 - 7:37 PM

great shot

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 7:40 PM

Nice work John, Spot on! Click!!!

Gref

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 7:41 PM

...as the title says Smile

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
4 Jun 2008 - 7:42 PM

Aint he/she got long feet Smile
Nicely captured John 'specialy with the background sparkle ...

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GalleryGirl
4 Jun 2008 - 7:48 PM

Love the sea as a sparkly backdrop. Beautiful capture and super title.
Marilyn x

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 7:56 PM

Synonmous with our islands John, cracking. Ron.

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mikejmb
mikejmb  6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 7:58 PM

Great capture.

Mike

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peugeot406
4 Jun 2008 - 8:04 PM

Super image well captured
Brian

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
4 Jun 2008 - 9:12 PM

Magnificent John.
Cheers
Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 9:17 PM

Hope he made it
Mavis

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 9:43 PM

Maybe one small step for a man, but one giant leap for a puffin...
Love those webbed feet.
Moira

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photophantom
4 Jun 2008 - 9:45 PM

Lovely composition.
Dennis

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8860 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 10:02 PM

Excellent shot and a lovely b/g.
Alan.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6538 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 10:06 PM

Lovely Image nice b/g, - gary

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whiteswan01
4 Jun 2008 - 10:11 PM

superb didnt realise they had big feet Dawn

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Adrian_Reynolds
4 Jun 2008 - 10:24 PM

His feet do look on the large size, fine take John, Adrian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 10:25 PM

He looks like he is going to fall asleep and topple off that rock!
Super.
Johanna

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derekv
derekv  7 England
4 Jun 2008 - 10:26 PM

Another beautifully sharp shot, John.
Derek

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9222 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 11:01 PM

Another cracker.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 11:11 PM

Excellent shot; a fun pose and I really love that fresh background
Tim

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
4 Jun 2008 - 11:17 PM

Wow, what a shot!


Rodd

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Scaramanga
4 Jun 2008 - 11:31 PM

Superb, hoping to go the Farne Islands at the weekend.

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
4 Jun 2008 - 11:47 PM

excellent John, loving these shots of yours.

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10431 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 2:24 AM

Lovely capture with a very nice bg texture. John

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 7:35 AM

Looks great with the dancing highlights in the background John, nice long shot.

Dougie

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TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 4:07 PM

Great shot. Love the background.
Ty

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Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 4:24 PM

Superb image John
Ray

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GrahamBaines
5 Jun 2008 - 5:24 PM

Beautiful shot.

Graham

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
5 Jun 2008 - 5:31 PM

These Beautiful little creatures are just adorable in every shot you take of them, John.....Luv this!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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Hop-A-Long
5 Jun 2008 - 9:48 PM

Superb shot.
Andy

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 5:56 PM

I love these little fellas, so cute and your presentation is 1st class.
Geoff.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 7:03 PM

Lovely shot and the water makes for a good back ground.
Fran

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Skye24Blue
10 Jun 2008 - 3:47 AM

They're just incredibly cute. Lovely, John.
Mac

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2008 - 8:30 PM

lovely shot john ,esp like the sparkles from the sea glimmering and the wee fella gazing down ,great pose
ollie

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 4:25 PM

the backlighting is so beautiful here .. great work SmileP

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