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My first attempt at this type of photography...huge respect for those that 'can' ..... had fun but got lots of blue sky and nothin else on many shots Smile

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nik 400 + 1.7Con
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Close Call
Username:chris-p chris-p
Uploaded:27 May 2008 - 5:26 PM
Tags:Farne islands, General, Landscape / travel, Northscapemay08, Northumberland, Puffins, Wildlife / nature
Votes:145

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
27 May 2008 - 5:35 PM

Great stuff, Chris; love it. They're fabulous creatures, great fun to watch and speedy flyers.

Tel*

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
27 May 2008 - 5:35 PM

a fantastic capture love it

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richardc39
richardc39  10
27 May 2008 - 5:37 PM

Superb shot.

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Redwards
Redwards  7
27 May 2008 - 5:37 PM

Brilliant timing!

Rex

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WillieH
WillieH  8 Scotland
27 May 2008 - 5:39 PM

First attempt superb image, cant wait to see the next well done its a cracker.

Kind Regards Willie

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nolongeramember

Superb shot.... lovely quality..

Nikki !!
p.s
(( could be amazing also..))

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:41 PM

Superb Chris wonderful shot and great timing

Brian............................................

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:41 PM

Excellent first attempt.
Love how he is coming right at you!
(and the one peeping over the rock)


Did you get wet on the boat Smile


~Alley~

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banehawi Critique Team 10875 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2874 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:45 PM

Fantastic, terrific timing

W

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 May 2008 - 5:45 PM

Thanks...

Alley.... sure did and got 'bombed' a time or two....bird poo spreads far and wide Wink

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peterhookwilde
27 May 2008 - 5:46 PM

nice first attempt

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CHIPPYX1X  8 England
27 May 2008 - 5:46 PM

Wow what a cracking shot with great timing
Davey

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:48 PM

Excellent capture

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:52 PM

this is great, what a wonderful capture that one looks as though it going to bite the one flying in, excellent work SmileP
BTW where is this ?

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marriedandhappy

Your photo is fantastic it looks like an oil painting and the first attempt you deserve a credit. kaz

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:55 PM

Nice one Chris! Lots going on here.
How did the other 835 shots come out then? Wink
Hehe...

Cheers, Goggz

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 5:58 PM

That's super, all the action captured.
Very well done.

B.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 6:09 PM

Well done for the first time Chris never done out like this so difficult to comment but if you enjoyed it that is what maters

Les F

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TheFotoGraffer
27 May 2008 - 6:12 PM

Superb shot well Done!!!

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 May 2008 - 6:19 PM

Cheers...
Paddy...taken on the Farne Islands,Northumberland
Goggz...lots of fuzzy feathers and empty skies Wink

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janty66
janty66  7 England
27 May 2008 - 6:21 PM

cracking shot...

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 - 6:26 PM

Nice one Chris! Smile Lovely to meet you.

Betty

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 6:28 PM

Hey Chris...well done you,a good capture there coming straight out of the screen.A real interesting little group with plenty of action too.I do like the way you have kept in the Puffin peeping over the top of the rocks,many would have 'removed' him methinks Wink

No such thing as empty skies....just 'in flight shots '..lol
Well done carting that hookin' great lens around all day,it payed off !

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 May 2008 - 6:36 PM

Thanks Janet...brill weekend and thanks everso for your help...still recovering from that b**y lens Wink
Good to meet you too Betty ....

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 6:43 PM

Way better than anything I got from my visit there 10 years ago, but wouldn't have minded that lens Smile

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JeanE
JeanE  8 England
27 May 2008 - 6:50 PM

Theres a touch of humour in this wonderful image, well seen and captured.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 7:08 PM

A fantastic first of it's kind shot Chris. One of my dreams to photograph Puffins . Such a wonderful different image including the one starting to peep over . You certainly got your money's worth . xxxx

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  8 England
27 May 2008 - 7:40 PM

Outstanding.

Dave H

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obriendavy
27 May 2008 - 7:42 PM

A super shot, pin sharp and great colour. Beautifully captured.

Dave.

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martinl e2 Member 11250 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 7:45 PM


Quote: My first attempt at this type of photography

Are you sure you're not kidding us Mr Plumbe!!. Cracking shot in my book mate.
Martin

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 May 2008 - 7:48 PM

lol...honest Smile

Cheers ..

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CathyT e2 Member 87281 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 7:49 PM

WOW...fantastic shot Chris.

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richardwheel
27 May 2008 - 7:52 PM

yep lugging that great thing around was well worth it, great stuff

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 - 8:01 PM

This is a stunner of a shot. Just love it. Shaun

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John Giddings
27 May 2008 - 8:08 PM

This is a cracker Chris! Cracker Chris, mmm ..... Cracker Chris.

Yup good to see you again, John.

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:12 PM

This is a cracking capture for your first attempt Chris. God knows what you are capable of after a few attempts.
Great work.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:46 PM

First attempt?!! ... brillaint, fabulous timing, great colours and detail... well done indeed!

Jon

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Ingleman
Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:49 PM

This is so good it's difficult to believe it's your first attempt. Excellent detail and precision focusing ...superb image. Andy I

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27 May 2008 - 9:10 PM

A brillant first with lots going on in it.
Valerie

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 9:23 PM

well done

great fun shot too! Loads of detail

jeff

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GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 9:40 PM

A well timed shot Chris & it made me smile, hope I can do as well in July when we visit the Farne Islands
Glynnis

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 May 2008 - 11:06 PM

Thankyou....Hope you have a great time Glynnis Smile

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 11:26 PM

Fantastic capture Chris, love the one peeping over the rock ... and the detail throughout is excellent.

gill

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v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

Nice sharp pic Chris,more things to practice now

Cheers Duncan

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 7:19 AM

This is excellent, never easy to frame on the move when you're at this focal length, very well done. The action couldn't be better here, crash landing about to happen did you take any more in the series?

All the very best
Dougie

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chris-p
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28 May 2008 - 7:32 AM

Thankyou....and yes i have a sequence Dougie Smile

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28 May 2008 - 8:54 AM

Like the details in this and certainly well timed Chris.
Well captured - Regards Richard.

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whiteswan01
28 May 2008 - 8:57 AM

great shot great detail well captured Dawn

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angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 9:34 AM

Love it Chris, really different from the usual Puffin shotsSmile
Ange

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Iain_Proudfoot
28 May 2008 - 3:28 PM

A magnificent photograph. Well done.

Warm regards, Iain.

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 4:03 PM

This is very VERY good

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
28 May 2008 - 5:24 PM

Thankyou...and thanks 'xinia' for your award Smile

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28 May 2008 - 9:26 PM

Brilliant AND amusing shot.

Nigel

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 12:13 AM

Bloody good for a first attempt what a cracking shot...jojo

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chris-p
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29 May 2008 - 6:32 PM

Thankyou....and thanks Adam for the award Smile

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sherlob e2 Member 82332 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 1:00 PM

Hi Chris,

Sorry for not leaving a comment, but I discoverd I had a virus on my machine as I was typing it the other day - one major re-install later and the PC is now working again.

I like the composition of this. The bird in flight is by no means the sole focal point and infact the perimeter of its wing span kind of acts as an umberella that sign posts the eyes to whats happening below. The two puffins on the outer edges looking in opposite directionss couldn't be better, but my favorite is the 'bod' styled head popping up in the background. All superb. My only minor gripe is that for my taste there is too much sky - perhaps a slight crop might be in order.

Good to meet you Chris - I look forward to meeting you again sometime soon.

Rgds,

Adam

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Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 12:01 PM

brilliant, thought you would have got an award for this one Smile

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
2 Jun 2008 - 3:11 PM

WOW.....Great job capturing these little guys....

Excellent timing and capture, I would've thought you photograph them on a regular basis, not being your first.....Luv this!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
2 Jun 2008 - 10:11 PM

Thanks..... Smile

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nip'n'tuck  10 England11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 6:30 PM

Totally awesome image - inspiring. Sylv.

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3 Jun 2008 - 10:06 PM

Thankyou...and thanks Adam Smile

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 10:20 PM

such a brill shot of bird interaction

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7 Jun 2008 - 9:54 PM

Fantastic, well caught all of your puffin shots
Jenni

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VintageRed
16 Jun 2008 - 5:01 PM

Excellent capture.
Nick

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chris-p
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16 Jun 2008 - 11:47 PM

Thanks Nick,,,,

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18 Jun 2008 - 7:03 AM

Cracker image, Chris.
Ted

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Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2009 - 8:11 PM

It looks like you had a lot of fun and it looks like, from this shot that, you are one of those people who can.
Matt

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16 Jun 2009 - 1:03 PM

Thankyou....

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borojohn
borojohn  5 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 - 5:29 PM

Just had my first visit to the Farne islands. Filled 2 cards with Puffins. None as good as this, well done. Love it. Mind you, I am a novice. Watch this space ....

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