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Alone

By geoffrey baker
I had the 70-200 lens on for some flight shots when I noticed this puffin all on it's own with a lovely background, I couldn't get any closer so I took the shot anyway, it's a bit wider than I'd normally have taken it but at least it shows more of it's habitat this way.

It's not always easy to isolate one Puffin like this, they tend to gather in small groups and there always seems to be one or two in the way but luckily I managed it this time.

Almost full frame, just a very slight crop evenly off both the top and right hand side.

Hand held.

Tags: Wales Puffin Bird Skomer Avian Wildlife and nature The Wick

Voters: Chant57, John_Wannop, stuart1963 and 38 more

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Comments


9 May 2013 4:33PM
Good composition & detailed image
Regards Brian

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 May 2013 4:44PM
Wonderful capture Geoff, perfect DOF.


Regards

Trev.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 5:07PM
I like it Geoffrey, with the wider view it tells us something about the environment of the bird

David
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 7:48PM
Well spotted and well taken

Adrian
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 326 England
9 May 2013 8:04PM
You don't need to get closer, this is fine. Well, a closer one in addition perhaps, for some variety.
No, it's good to give the bird some space (sharp beaks!) and show some of the environment.
9 May 2013 8:56PM
A lovely image. He does look lonely but very cute........Sandy
9 May 2013 10:20PM
Wonderful capture
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
9 May 2013 11:49PM
Beautifully isolated Geoff.
Ron.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 May 2013 9:39PM
A fine shot of this puffin perched precariously on the cliff edge, I like the fact that you've placed it in a wider context

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