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Yep - another puffin!! or sand eel load carrier.

They were really busy yesterday bringing in their catches, running the gaunlet of the gulls. Saw a few get mugged on the ground, just after they had landed and before they got down their burrows. In flight, the gulls were no match for the puffins.

We got the day right for the weather anyhow.

I tried time after time to get one with this back drop - must empty my recycle bin now!!

Tried all focus modes - resorted to manual, trying to pick them up early and stay with it throughout. Many failures!!

Hope you like- best in large.

Martin

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon 70 - 200f4L USM
Title:Flying fish
Username:MartinjD MartinjD
Uploaded:24 Jun 2005 - 9:56 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 - 9:57 AM

Yes, like it - like the flight of the wings and the colours.

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danpen
danpen  10 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 - 9:59 AM

Great Shot, I like the blur of the wing-tips, give a good impression of movement.

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 - 10:02 AM

Excellent capture. Yes, the slight movement of the tip of the wing is very effective.

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 10:06 AM

Excellent capture Martin,at least you got some inflight.
Andrew.

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MartinWait
MartinWait  1088 forum posts England
24 Jun 2005 - 10:14 AM

Superb capture.

Martin.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 10:14 AM

lovely capture

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 10:17 AM

Excellent capture--great colors , details, dof and tracking!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 10:20 AM

Glad to know I'm not the only one with a recycle bin overflowing with stuffed in-flight shots!....But I did get a few, which I'm happy about, they're tricky little customers to say the least and you've done well here Martin....

Ade

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VinceJones
24 Jun 2005 - 10:42 AM

Dead jealous Martin, lol, this a cracking flight shot & with sand eels. Well done!

I see you took this with the 70-200, can I ask how much has this been cropped from the main image?

Keep up the good work.

Vince

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MartinjD
MartinjD  9171 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 10:56 AM

thanks to everybody who has taken the time to view and comment - it is very much appreciated

Vince - down from 3504 pix to 2350 on the long egde

Cheers
Martin

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 - 11:05 AM

Wounderful capture good detail dof and motion blur on the wings
Geoff

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Warped_Mind
24 Jun 2005 - 11:14 AM

Another great shot Martin.

Ross

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laura16
laura16  10605 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 11:49 AM

The face is really clear, well done. I like the wing tips being blurred with the movement of flight, really good.

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 12:05 PM

excellent shot ''
babs

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goatster
goatster  10399 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 12:35 PM

Good effort Martin, I also tried every which way of getting them in flight - and gave up!!

Tony

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kuzwing
kuzwing  10
24 Jun 2005 - 12:59 PM

Great shot Martin

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10573 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 1:06 PM

Nice in-flight capture Martin, the large version is well worth taking time to look at.

Regards
Terry.

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 1:20 PM

a fantastic capture - your hard work really payed off

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 1:39 PM

great action shot of nature

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jules41
jules41  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 - 2:00 PM

This is excellent,superb colours and DOF,hope you did'nt get sunburnt like Andrew and Ade :o)
well captured
julie

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Shaun_W
Shaun_W  9102 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 2:39 PM

A superb shot. Perserverance has paid off.

Shaun

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MartinjD
MartinjD  9171 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 2:42 PM

Thanks for all the recent comments - it is very much appreciated and thanks to Pete for the HC - my first - yipeee!!

Cheers
Martin

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lovelylindax
24 Jun 2005 - 3:02 PM

Brilliant - have an RC too xxx

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MartinjD
MartinjD  9171 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 3:03 PM

Cheers Linda

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klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 3:12 PM

Congrats Martin, lovely image which is bl%$dy hard to get! Almost as hard as getting a HC lol

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User_Removed
24 Jun 2005 - 3:13 PM

Great shot, Can't be easy to capture in flight, from what I've seen they are right flappers.
Col ps.Congrats on your HC well done.

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MartinjD
MartinjD  9171 forum posts
24 Jun 2005 - 3:14 PM

Many thanks Kev - know wot u mean!!

Cheers

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PatrickSmith
24 Jun 2005 - 4:46 PM

Whew! So clean an image from so far away travelling at such a high rate of speed. Amazing.
Patrick

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful shot, nice detail! Congrats on the award, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
24 Jun 2005 - 6:28 PM

No like-LOVE.Wildlife photography at it's best.

YJ

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2005 - 11:57 PM

Great mid-flight capture, nice panning, well done.

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
25 Jun 2005 - 12:39 AM

A very difficult capture, but one that you managed extremely well.

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Jun 2005 - 3:33 AM

Great capture Martin...well done

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2005 - 4:16 AM

Great Capture. They are not easy to catch when on the wing.
Jenni

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suzieosman
suzieosman  1066 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2005 - 11:54 AM

Wonderful capture Martin....Congrats on the HC....Sue

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