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Atlantic Puffin - just landed and about to run the gauntlet of Black Backed gulls waiting to mug it of a mix of sand eels and a spratt by the look of it.

Taken back last June on a beautiful day on Skomer Island.

Many thanks to all whose who took time to comment on my last upload - it is very much appreciated

Camera:Canon EOS20D
Lens:Canon 70-200 f4 +1.4 EF TC
Title:Lunchtime
Username:MartinjD MartinjD
Uploaded:12 Feb 2006 - 3:12 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Rayner
Rayner e2 Member 10Rayner vcard England
12 Feb 2006 - 3:14 AM

stunning capture!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 3:20 AM

A stunning capture, bit of a mouthful if you ask me!! the light, colour and clarity are spot on. Top shot
Mike

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ddunn
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12 Feb 2006 - 3:24 AM

Nice one, He must have been at the "All you can eat buffet for $1.99"...

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Bmarie
Bmarie e2 Member 977 forum postsBmarie vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 3:28 AM

Awesome shot colour and detail superb

Marie

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KBan
KBan e2 Member 9468 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 3:31 AM

well caught superb detail
keith

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Wooly
Wooly e2 Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 3:36 AM

Excellent detail, light and tones.

Alan

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sunshot
sunshot e2 Member 9sunshot vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 3:41 AM

superb capture, well done

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WILCZEWSKI
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12 Feb 2006 - 3:46 AM

wow, wow, wow. click

Michal

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96187 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 3:53 AM

Perfect shot of the food chain

Adrian

PS..Forgot to say its awesome in the large version

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Peter_Farrell
Peter_Farrell e2 Member 11Peter_Farrell vcard England
12 Feb 2006 - 3:54 AM

Nice capture, lots of detail

Peter

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 3:56 AM

Hi Martin - long time no see!!! This is just lovely. time to get some more beauties. Look forward to seeing you both some time
Linda

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riprap007
riprap007 e2 Member 101568 forum postsriprap007 vcard England37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 4:01 AM

excellent close up

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proberts
proberts e2 Member 10218 forum postsproberts vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 4:08 AM

Good capture Martin.Will have to go back again this year.
Andrew.

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MartinjD
MartinjD e2 Member 9171 forum postsMartinjD vcard
12 Feb 2006 - 4:19 AM

Many thanks for all the comments and feddback - very much appreciated
Martin

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shane
shane e2 Member 10shane vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 4:29 AM

great shot, what a superb capture

click
shane

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Annette
Annette e2 Member 9Annette vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 5:21 AM

WOW what a feast! a gorgeous photo. Beautiful colours and great lighting. I hope the little guy made it. Well done.

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Pete_g
Pete_g e2 Member 9301 forum postsPete_g vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 7:02 AM

That's quite a mouthful Smile

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neonknight
neonknight e2 Member 10neonknight vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 7:03 AM

Betterthan my local fishmonger great capture John

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GregorP
GregorP e2 Member 9GregorP vcard Slovenia
12 Feb 2006 - 7:14 AM

Smile Puffin eats tooooo much...Very funny photo.I like it.
GregorP

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cyberhounds
12 Feb 2006 - 7:15 AM

Great image, lovely colours and detail.

Cheers,
Ben

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ivana_kusman
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:17 AM

stunning capture

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katep1
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:53 AM

Aren't they just magical birds?
Kate

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pcjackso
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:10 AM

Cracking capture
Pauline

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VinceJones
VinceJones e2 Member 9862 forum postsVinceJones vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 8:21 AM

Hi Martin, here's A big click from me for No:40.

The detail is awesome in both the Puffin & the fish. I do like the way you have cropped this, gives more impact IMO

Cracking photography

Vince

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MartinjD
MartinjD e2 Member 9171 forum postsMartinjD vcard
12 Feb 2006 - 8:25 AM

Thanks Vince and everyone else for comments and feedback - very much appreciated

Martin

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gndphotography
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:41 AM

Excellent capture.

Gav

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timsmith
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12 Feb 2006 - 9:07 AM

Dont usually like bird shots but this is excellent.
Tim

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glenalva
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12 Feb 2006 - 12:19 PM

Superb - just perfect.

Alison

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
12 Feb 2006 - 1:44 PM

Such a fine detailed shot Martin...colours and sharpness are outstanding.
Doug.

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rusty
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12 Feb 2006 - 1:45 PM

Nice composition, well done.

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Glamrox
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12 Feb 2006 - 2:07 PM

Lovely detail and composition

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 4:10 PM

Almost looks as if he is sad that he didn't catch more! Wink Great shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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PeterTh
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12 Feb 2006 - 10:37 PM

Stunning shot..excellent work.

Peter

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drb1313
drb1313 e2 Member 8drb1313 vcard
13 Feb 2006 - 3:40 AM

This is awesome. I feel your pain with the cost of lenses, but not as much as my wife. I,m having to build a bigger dog house.
David

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Warped_Mind
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13 Feb 2006 - 4:00 AM

Martin,
Great shot. I remember the day well. Bring on the sunshine eh.

Ross

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kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2006 - 12:21 PM

super.... should have an HC or moreSmile

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