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Another one from my recent Skomer Island visit.

I had a photo in my mind that I wanted to get but the opportunity just didn't present itself, this is probably the closest I got to it, it can be very frustrating when the birds refuse to do what you'd like them to do, story of my life that Wink lol.

I'll just have to go back again I suppose Wink

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Tamron 200 - 500mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:What a catch!
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:5 Jul 2009 - 10:23 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:30 AM

Excellent clarity capture
regards
Yung

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:30 AM

Superb capture,
Alan

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:31 AM

Such a lovely capture even if it didnt perform for you. Angi

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:37 AM


Quote: it can be very frustrating when the birds refuse to do what you'd like them to do, story of my life that

now, what sort of birds are you talking about?

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:46 AM

Good capture, well spotted.
chris

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 10:50 AM

Thanks everyone Smile

Shhhh Cole, the wife may get to read this Wink

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NicolaCariad
5 Jul 2009 - 11:05 AM

Stunning!!

I don't think we need any excuse to go to Skomer as many times as possible Smile

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 11:16 AM

Lol, thanks Nicola, you're right there, it's paradise isn't it Smile
Geoff.

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Phil_Morgan
5 Jul 2009 - 11:42 AM


Quote: Shhhh Cole, the wife may get to read this

No Susan WILL get to read this!! Trust me on this one mate Wink Tongue

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 11:51 AM

Great image

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 - 12:03 PM

A super image, well captured.
john

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 12:09 PM

A terrific close up of this proud looking puffin

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russells
russells  5 Australia
5 Jul 2009 - 12:11 PM

Awesome shot Geoff! Love the perspective!
Simon

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 12:19 PM

Stop moaning , it's a great catch for you both ! I'm still waiting to see my first Puffin . I would be over the moon if I'd caught this one in my camera Smile

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:20 PM

...and they wonder why theres a shortage of sandeels(or whatever).

keith

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:27 PM

Thanks everyone Smile
Lol Phil, anyone know a good divorce lawyer? Wink

Well Mavis, the shot I had in my mind was more side-on with some nice light on the eye, I'll have it next time hopefully Smile
Geoff.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:29 PM

Ooh, just noticed the HC, don't know how long that's been there lol.
Thanks again everyone Smile

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:30 PM

It'll do for now...the team seems to think so too Wink

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:35 PM

Lol, thanks Martin, Yeah, well, seems I'm getting very fussy in my old age Wink

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:41 PM

A superb portrait, Geoff. Great exposure for colour & details. Large version is stunning.
Terry

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 1:44 PM

Like your not happy with this one!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 4:26 PM

Congrats on another award Geoff.Your cupboard must be full now.Well done mate.
Tom.

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 8lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 4:45 PM

Lovely shot.

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paulrosser
5 Jul 2009 - 4:51 PM

Ace Photography Geoff!!! HC well deserved, and then some.
Regards, Paul.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 5:23 PM

Quality work

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 6:05 PM

Fabulous!

Jon

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 6:11 PM

pin sharp

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 6:16 PM

Awesome Geoff. A very lovely shot. What a lot of eyes! They are quite the little fishermen aren't they. Pin sharp image and I love it.......Sandy

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motorsportpictures

So so so so good.
Scott

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 8:01 PM

Fabulous not surprised it gained a badge, congrats Geoff

LesF

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 8:40 PM

wow what detail

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 9:01 PM

fantastic picture geoff as usual. Your pictures are becoming my favourite on this site and a true bench mark .
fish.

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richardwheel
5 Jul 2009 - 9:15 PM

perfection if you ask me.....

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 9:44 PM

Wow!, thanks everyone, been out my hide for about 6 hours and I'm delighted to see so many lovely comments here Smile

Thanks for the User Award Richard, I'm honoured mate Smile
Geoff.

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:43 AM

perfect portrait of the popular puffin. superbly captured and composed.

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baxster
baxster  6 England
6 Jul 2009 - 10:29 AM

superb capture.
ian

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
6 Jul 2009 - 11:55 AM

Cracking shot, worthy of all the votes, awards and more !

Nicky

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Enmark
Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:15 PM

72 is the record .Thats 72 eals in one puffin looks like there's room for a few more.
Nice one mate already looking forward to next years adventures.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 10:07 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Lol Mark, me too, we'll have to make it an annual meet.

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
8 Jul 2009 - 8:38 AM

WELL DONE THAT IS A GREAT CATCH!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:43 AM

Thank you.

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Wallaceman
12 Jul 2009 - 11:21 PM

now that I have seen a tamron in action I must say I'm impressed with the shot and the quality from the lens.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:47 AM

Thank you, Yes, it's a great lens, very sharp and comparatively light to carry around.

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Adrian_Reynolds
31 Jul 2009 - 7:17 AM

Superb Geoff, you're nailing these puffin shots with ease, impressive work, Adrian

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geoffrey baker
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31 Jul 2009 - 10:57 AM

Thanks Adrian.

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Inyunyyn
Inyunyyn  6 Wales
27 Aug 2009 - 10:10 AM

Fantastic shot. As everyone said, it's a great portrait shot of a great bird. Nicely caught, however greedy he may be Wink

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geoffrey baker
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27 Aug 2009 - 1:59 PM

Thank you.

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