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My first attempt at shooting puffins on the Northscape workshop and what fun it was too Smile

Mixed results overall but come away with a couple that I'm happy with which is all I aimed to do.

Feel free to give it any critique you like, Its a whole new world to me is this Wink

Camera:canon eos 20d
Lens:100 - 400 (cheers john)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Puffin'scape
Username:richardwheel richardwheel
Uploaded:28 May 2008 - 12:16 PM
Tags:Farne island, Northscapemay08, Puffin, Wildlife / nature
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janet
janet  1127 forum posts England
28 May 2008 - 12:19 PM

Delightful image!

Jan.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

Looks mighty fine to me mate, good capture indeed!!!

How's the house coming along?

Paul

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 12:34 PM

Brilliant Richard. I love the detail and colour contrast.

Tel*

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richardwheel
28 May 2008 - 12:36 PM

cheers guys,

slow I'm afraid, paul. They started off quick but now I'm having to wait,

rich

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danielle1987
28 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

Fab first attempt! Id love to go up to the Farne Islands with that lens *drool* lol. Great shot good DOF and good detail Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 12:42 PM

Looks great to me, Richard, the exposure is spot on.

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 12:56 PM

Looking good RichardSmile
Ange

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peterhookwilde
28 May 2008 - 1:09 PM

nice image

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10246 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 1:11 PM

A very good capture Rich. Never know it was your first time.
Smile

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 1:12 PM

Just great son Smile

Betty

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richardwheel
28 May 2008 - 1:13 PM

ta Smile

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Simon_Whitehouse

Cracking exposure, bags of detail in both the blacks and whites.

Si

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 1:31 PM

Cracking good image the Puffin is such a comical bird that you have captured wonderfully.
Paul

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John Giddings
28 May 2008 - 1:45 PM

Great shot Rich, exposure spot on!

John.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 1:49 PM

Superb.... wonderful image.. spot on!

Jon

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starliz
starliz  91594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 1:54 PM

a wonderful shot you have captured him beautifully.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 2:27 PM

Wonderful image, great colours, detail and dof.

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gossyboy
gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 2:52 PM

Really nice image.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 3:22 PM

Superb, just a pity the foot blends into the soft foeground but still a wonderfully detailed capture!

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 3:49 PM

great shot,well composed

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whiteswan01
28 May 2008 - 3:52 PM

excellent shot nice detail Dawn

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marriedandhappy

Wow great shot. kaz

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fatmod
fatmod  7 England
28 May 2008 - 3:57 PM

just superb lovely colour and detail

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janty66
janty66  6 England
28 May 2008 - 4:11 PM

lovely detail, excellent shot..

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stephy
stephy  5
28 May 2008 - 4:11 PM

A really enjoyable pic to look at

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Bumpkin
Bumpkin  659 forum posts Virgin Islands, U.s.
28 May 2008 - 4:35 PM

Just great alround
Deb

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
28 May 2008 - 5:28 PM

Love this to bits...everything works for me Smile

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 5:59 PM

Lovely Puffin and got the back detail well
Richard

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 6:23 PM

50 up Smile Spot on for a first attempt Rich, I would be well pleased with this. Got me that lens now....just need a puffin to shoot Wink

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SteveH63
SteveH63  5 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 6:52 PM

Beautiful image and colours. Great detail.
Steve

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DavidWhistlecraft

Cracking image. The DOF looks spot one and the BG works really well.

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richardwheel
28 May 2008 - 7:51 PM

I wish I could have kept it martin, it's very nice indeed

thanks for the comments guys Smile

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 8:01 PM

Excellent, Rich - what a fantastic first attempt. The DoF is perfect, with exceptional detail where it matters.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 8:22 PM

The lad done good Wink
Nice exposure Richard,you have coped well with that strong light on the whites.Would have done you to shift a tad to the right so his foot would be in full focus.Nice clarity on the head & eye where it matters & some really nice detail in the blacks which are easily lost in such bright light.Well done you.....now for some 'in flight' shots Wink

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richardwheel
28 May 2008 - 8:30 PM


Quote: .....now for some 'in flight' shots

pmsl - maybe next time Wink

cheers for the feedback Janet, appreciate it - I was quite pleased with this one so if there's only the blurry feet thats an issue then I'm chuffed

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dazzaman
dazzaman  7570 forum posts England
28 May 2008 - 8:53 PM

the puffin is all out of focus rich. LOL
this is a belter mate, sure its your 1st time, you could have fooled me mate.
one of the best puffin shots ive seen. razor sharp.
daz.

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 9:51 PM

Excellent exposure and detail Richard. This looks 3D.

Nigel

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fossilized
28 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

Quality shot.
Jean

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 12:35 PM

NOW LOOK WHAT HAPPENED...WELL DONE !

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richardwheel
30 May 2008 - 1:06 PM

He He, couldn't have done it without yours and keiths expert advice!

Thats me dead chuffed, cheers Pete Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 1:27 PM

first time, first upload, and got an EC.....
I give up....Smile

Congrats, mate! :-p

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richardwheel
30 May 2008 - 2:30 PM

lol - cheers Cole

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:57 PM

A superb image Richard. Congrats on botht the RC and EC. Great work.

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 6:25 PM

Cracking shot Richard and congrats on the EC. Smile

Mark.

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
30 May 2008 - 6:37 PM

Congrats Richard Smile

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richardwheel
30 May 2008 - 7:59 PM

cheers guys....a tad surprised I must admit!

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MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 9:19 PM

What a belter! Grin

Now if you get POTW, at least you'll have ONE image to hang on your refurbished walls Wink

F xx

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dazzaman
dazzaman  7570 forum posts England
31 May 2008 - 2:43 PM

told you it was a belter mate.
well done.
daz

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2008 - 5:53 PM

Well done mate, well done indeed!!!

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nolongeramember

Really beautiful shot... !!

Nikki !

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Aristeidis
1 Jun 2008 - 9:22 AM

Razor sharp! Ouch!
Teriffic image,
Aris.

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sherlob e2 Member 82201 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 2:20 PM

Hey well done Richard - an EC to boot!

Adam

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Maddie  82714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 11:59 AM

well done you Wink

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richardwheel
2 Jun 2008 - 12:26 PM

cheers Smile

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10246 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:09 PM

Didn't notice this had got an EC until now.
Well done indeed mate.
Smile

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blackforce
12 Oct 2009 - 8:18 PM

Excellent pic. Love the colours in the beak Smile

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