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Puffin bokeh

By philhomer  
i can't help but try to elicit some discussion on here.. so here's another foreground bokeh shot... doesn't have the same colours in it but reminds me a little of an Andy Rouse image of the same subject

don't forget, as always 100% genuine opinions are welcome. having a bad day - vent away here

Tags: Northumberland Puffin Farne islands Bokeh Seabird Wildlife and nature

Voters: paskinmj, canonfan, NaturesHaven and 10 more

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:25AM
Nice focussing and capture.

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
28 Jun 2012 10:27AM
Okay, remember you did ask! Wink

For me personally, there's a little too much 'bokeh' and not enough Puffin - I would have liked to have seen a little more leg. Smile
(sidling out of the door now!)
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
28 Jun 2012 11:07AM
An superb capture,
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Jun 2012 11:36AM
I never realised you could get foreground bokeh. It looks quite different to the usual background patterns.
This image stood out from the thumbnails for me because I've never seen a puffin photographed in such an atmospheric way before and I like it a lot.
Paul1 9 1 Ireland
28 Jun 2012 11:51AM
I like the effect the bokeh has on this shot, nice capture
philhomer 8 77 32 England
28 Jun 2012 12:13PM
aha.. not too many votes but that's not really the point

glad to see that we have comments here from each extreme of the argument - many thanks to all including KarenFB and those that have taken a more discrete approach and messaged me privately.

personally i think the key to gaining an interesting portfolio (even if only interesting to self) is to shoot variety, so 'clean' subject-focused stuff, but also environmental

this latter style (currently) seems to do slightly better with the dreaded camera club judge circuit

by the way i have no idea whether foreground bokeh is any sort of official terminology but it seems to fit the bill
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 6:19PM
I love Puffins what ever form or shape they come in, and this particular example seems to be wanted to be captured amongst all the foreground distraction. A real gem.

Regards Nathan
philhomer 8 77 32 England
28 Jun 2012 9:13PM
Nathan, i completely agree regards puffins as a whole - not that i could actually eat a whole one, but just for those that may or indeed may not be confused by the above comment - the foreground distraction was not an accident, it was rightly or wrongly a choice made at the time of shooting... in order to avoid the foreground distraction all i had to do was not lie down.

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