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Taken at the weekend on Skomer, this little bird came in with eels after about 5 1/2 hours of waiting to get the classic shot I wanted to get. Big sigh of releif when it did because that lens is bloody heavy.
Looks good Large.
Thanks for your time, John.

Camera:Canon 1DS mk11
Lens:600mm f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:'The Hungry Puffin'
Username:John Giddings John Giddings
Uploaded:12 Jun 2008 - 6:40 PM
Tags:Puffin, Skomer, Wildlife / nature
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Silverzone
12 Jun 2008 - 6:53 PM

Just special. Sylvia

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6523 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 7:04 PM

A lovely well timed image. - gary

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
12 Jun 2008 - 7:06 PM

Yet another cracker john well captured
Mike

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
12 Jun 2008 - 7:08 PM

love these faces with all the eels in their mouth, cracks me up.

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GrahamBaines
12 Jun 2008 - 7:09 PM

Definately worth the wait John, super image.

Graham

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GalleryGirl
12 Jun 2008 - 7:13 PM

Fabulous detail and colours. Beauty!
Marilyn x

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 7:16 PM

5 1/2 hrs John...heck that's patience for you Wink
Pity we didn't see any with the Eels on the Farnes...a shot I would have liked to have taken !

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daffydill56
12 Jun 2008 - 7:17 PM

Super work once again John. Love the way that one eel is backlit.

Fran

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 7:17 PM

Worth the wait!

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Jun 2008 - 7:20 PM

Great pin sharp capture

Peter

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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93493 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 - 7:41 PM

...excellent John...well done:

....Mike

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baxster
baxster  6 England
12 Jun 2008 - 8:25 PM

cracking capture john,very nice.
ian

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 - 8:38 PM

Superb John.

John

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 8:50 PM

spot on Smile

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Hop-A-Long
12 Jun 2008 - 8:57 PM

Superb shot. Top drawer stuff.
Andy

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 9:06 PM

A very good shot.

Rock

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 9:21 PM

For me John, this is better than most of the puffin images that has been given awards of late!...just my opinion for what it's worth!

Ed..

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Rylands
Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 10:00 PM

A superb image John - great use of dof
Ray

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marriedandhappy
12 Jun 2008 - 10:37 PM

There amazing fishermen, i dont think i could do 51/2 hrs my arm would have fallen off. it was definately worth it a fantastic shot. kaz

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
12 Jun 2008 - 11:23 PM

It may be the classic shot but it's a beauty
Mandy

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Skye24Blue
13 Jun 2008 - 5:38 AM

Superb again!
Mac

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LuzDeNoche
13 Jun 2008 - 6:58 AM

Heavy? You mean you hand held it? Wow.
Lovely classic shot - well worth the wait/weight!
Smile Lucy

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User_Removed
13 Jun 2008 - 7:01 AM

I like it, stunning sharp detail.
Excellent. Smile

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 - 8:21 AM

Absolutely gorgeous
Mavis

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
13 Jun 2008 - 8:33 AM

A shot i would be proud of... Smile

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peugeot406
13 Jun 2008 - 9:55 AM

Like to see these lovely birds with their food. Great capture
Brian

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 2:39 PM

well worth the wait - first class result.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
13 Jun 2008 - 3:03 PM

Well worth waiting for, a fabulous shot.
Annette

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 6:32 PM

excellent - quality image.

ian

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Jun 2008 - 10:59 PM

Superb clarity, great shot.

Nicky

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 5:29 AM

Looks like it was well worth the waiting, that's a fantastic photo

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 7:37 AM

your puffins are a delight as is your work, this is really excellent SmileP

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Adrian_Reynolds
14 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

Lovely image John, I was at the cliffs this week but it seems like a drop in population this year in Shetland, fine capture, Adrian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2008 - 5:07 PM

Excellent capture John,
Johanna

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sherlob
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15 Jun 2008 - 9:10 PM

Brill... Well done John!

Adam

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful - worth the long wait!
Mia

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Philip_P
Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 8:38 PM

Fantastic shot, John. i'm gonna get my first chance to photography puffins next week on the Farne islands
Phil

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2008 - 9:07 PM

Puffin shots are very popular and the 600 I can imagine IS heavy I only have the 400 thats heavy enuff - superb shot you had a long wait but it was very worthwhile

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