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By geoffrey baker
This Puffin flew right over us, he had no intention of landing and was in full flight.

My camera just couldn't keep up with them when they were coming forward like this and I doubt that even if I'd taken my 1.4x converter off it would have either so I focussed on the ground at a distance I wanted to capture the birds at and waited until one came into view then pressed my shutter button down and kept it firing away while panning with the birds and hoping it would lock on.

These are very fast flyers and I deleted loads of "artistically blurred" shots Wink

I've just cropped some off the sides and hardly anything top and bottom as the bird was dead centre when taken.
I liked the angle so I left it as it was.

Tags: Wales Flight Puffin Panning Bird Skomer Head on In flight Avian Wildlife and nature The Wick

Voters: mjparmy, ColleenA, cabbie and 26 more

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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
25 Jun 2013 5:28PM
What an absolute stunner.... well capturedGrinGrin

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
25 Jun 2013 5:28PM
About to do a right turn. Awesome capture.......Sandy
Canonshots 6 131 13 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 5:43PM
Fabulous shot, and your description of how it was made is interesting too.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
25 Jun 2013 7:20PM
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 8:17PM
A splendid shot
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
25 Jun 2013 8:43PM
So well captured! Ann.
25 Jun 2013 9:20PM
Excellent, very well captured.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 9:34PM
Great photo Geoffrey, very tricky to get

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