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Just Puffins

By hwatt  
Orkney allows Pufins to be approached with ridiculous ease. I found these two together with quite a few others on a rocky outcrop on Papa Westray. I opted to isolate two that were opposing each other and separated by a couple of yards. A long lens compressed the perspective giving that sense of more Puffins being around yet concentrating attention on the one bird. The light was so flat that Kodachrome 200 easily coped with the contrast of their black and white waiters outfits.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: piccy, User_Removed, Densek and 18 more

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Densek 15 France
28 Jul 2006 7:24AM
Brilliant composition.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Jul 2006 7:25AM
Very moody to me...Wink
Rodmac 14 17 Scotland
28 Jul 2006 7:27AM
Well taken, the birds contrast well with the background - nice one.
rhiw_com 14 24
28 Jul 2006 7:32AM
Really nice shot, the out of focus bird adds great depth.
Rg Tony
conrad 16 10.9k 116
28 Jul 2006 7:37AM
Ah, very nice - one sharp and one slightly blurred in the background: works well.

hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2006 7:56AM
Thank you Pete greatly appreciated and thanks to all those early risers who have responded already.
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2006 8:06AM
well done on the HC - great capture. Like this one
davidcollins 15 108 1 Scotland
28 Jul 2006 8:59AM
a great shot i love the way the puffin in the bg is out of focus and gives the shot a nice depth lovely colours too.oh and well done on getting a hc.
Ajack 15
28 Jul 2006 3:45PM
A lovely capture with a good exposure,
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
28 Jul 2006 3:51PM
Beautiful shot !!!Well done!


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