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A wild Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) - virtually a full frame capture with a little cropped from the RHS and top to balance the composition. Taken on Staple Island, Farnes last week. This little chap looked for all the world as though he was conducting an orchestra!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2013 - 11:50 AM
Focal Length:600mm taken 19.5m from subject, tripod
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Aspiring Conductor !
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Jun 2013 - 11:58 AM
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
22 Jun 2013 - 11:59 AM

Great title for a superb image Smile

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S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful nature study.

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Andyshort
Andyshort  2 Wales
22 Jun 2013 - 12:34 PM

Congratulations this is fantastic. !!

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HarrietH
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22 Jun 2013 - 12:52 PM

I think he is dancing to his inner music. Wink

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Ade_Osman
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22 Jun 2013 - 12:57 PM

Fabulous Sylvia and a bit comic too......

Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 1:00 PM

Beautifully timed shot, Sylvia, and even on one leg too (the puffin, not youWinkWink).

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brian17302
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22 Jun 2013 - 1:16 PM

Wonderful image & super title Sylvia
Regards Brian

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CaroleS
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22 Jun 2013 - 1:18 PM

What a pose from this comic bird - well capturedSmile

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mauriceegan
22 Jun 2013 - 1:21 PM

Wonderful image Sylvia, excellent composition and detail
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Maiwand
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22 Jun 2013 - 1:27 PM

Looks as if he is auditioning for the Ministry of Silly Walks Sylvia.TongueTongueTongue Perfectly timed and exposed. A real beauty.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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NaturesHaven
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22 Jun 2013 - 1:33 PM

Wonderful moment...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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22 Jun 2013 - 1:52 PM

Beautifully captured. A superb capture.......Sandy

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M_squared
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22 Jun 2013 - 2:01 PM

... ... foot tapping, too! Grin

Charming image. Well captured.

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andylea
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22 Jun 2013 - 2:22 PM

simply stunning sylvia top shot Wink
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Glostopcat
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22 Jun 2013 - 2:23 PM

What a wonderful pose Sylvia, they are such comical characters with their own unique charm. This one is doing a brilliant impersonation of a swan, yesterdays swallow impression was good but this one is better!

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 4:05 PM

Wonderful shot.

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
22 Jun 2013 - 4:11 PM

Fantastic, looks a bit Monty Python! And I love your finishing touches too.

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Ayoob
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22 Jun 2013 - 4:12 PM

Well timing and very well captured..Grin

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22 Jun 2013 - 4:19 PM

Wonderful photography and timing Sylvia, great work
David

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pollisher  1 Scotland
22 Jun 2013 - 4:25 PM

A superb image Smile

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ColleenA
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22 Jun 2013 - 4:56 PM

What a stunning capture, i was reading an article about them on the plane today and they referred to them as displaying human like behaviour and your image proves that.

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Niknut
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22 Jun 2013 - 5:46 PM

Great shot !!!!!

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richmowil
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22 Jun 2013 - 6:13 PM

Stunning Image!!

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JuBarney
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22 Jun 2013 - 8:48 PM

A cracking well-timed shot, and great title.
Ju

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oldgreyheron
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22 Jun 2013 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful!

Mike

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ChiliMan
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23 Jun 2013 - 10:00 AM

I have only one thing to say about this orchestral masterpiece - BRAVO.

Thoroughly incredible image.

Andrew

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bricurtis
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23 Jun 2013 - 10:30 AM

A superb capture in an amusing pose Sylvia - amazing clarity.
Congrats on the EC.Smile
Brian.

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AnnChown
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23 Jun 2013 - 1:26 PM

Congratulations Sylvia - excellent image and on all the awards!
Ann

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Greyheron
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23 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM

A superb capture that sums these little characters off to perfection - nicely timed Sylvia... and congratulations on your EC Grin

Mike

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23 Jun 2013 - 3:09 PM

Nothing I can add to what has already been said, congratulations on a very well deserved
EC, an outstanding capture.
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:18 PM

What a wonderful surprise to come home to, Pete - thank you so much for the EC Smile. Very sincere thanks also to Ade(Ade_Osman), Ed(Glostopcat), Richard(MossyOak) and Brian (bricurtis) for your User Awards and to everybody for their clicks and comments - really appreciated Smile
Sylvia

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23 Jun 2013 - 8:15 PM

Congrats Sylvia. Must have just missed you, was there a few days later!!
Steve

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PhilSingleton
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23 Jun 2013 - 9:28 PM

Superb image Sylvia - wonderful feather detail and great pose - superb !

Phil.

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bugdog
bugdog  8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 - 11:12 PM

Love it

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 12:28 PM


Quote: Nothing I can add to what has already been said, congratulations on a very well deserved
EC, an outstanding capture.
David

Thank you so much for your User Award, David - I really do appreciate it Smile
Sylvia

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AnnJ
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25 Jun 2013 - 12:19 PM

Wonderful, just love it. Your trip to the Farnes looks to have been a great success! Ann.

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:42 AM

funny. i recognised the grassy hillock from Staple! well done for managing to pick a morning when the swell afforded you a landing, let alone congrats regards the image

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Sezz
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27 Jun 2013 - 2:46 PM

Wow, what a stunning image, my congrats for your well deserved awards! Smile

Sarah *

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27 Jun 2013 - 3:05 PM

Many congratulations

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27 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

Another Teocali top shotWink

Adrian

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