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Puffin Porn

By Alan_Coles
Anyone who has ever seen thses guys at close quarters cannot help but fall for them - they really are the cutess little things.

Gladly when I visited Sunday there was not the hoards of togs tht spoilt last year's visit - this year it seemed a much more civilised & smaller crowd.

I nearly didn't come back with any shots though as I had 3 batteries die on me after just 15 shots...I am hoping it's the batteries and not anything major.

Tags: Puffin Skomer Cuteness Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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Comments


8 Jun 2010 5:26AM
Oh i hope for you the camera works fine...Excellent portrait, congratulations!
Cheers,
gabriel

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Morning Al - Beautiful shot, there were loads of Togs there on Thursday, and we were all asked to keep moving along by the wardens.

Hope you are recovering, my feet are still aching, it was a lot to cram into a few hours, but I'd love to go again in a couple of weeks, and next time we will know our way round.

Well done and hope your batteries have'nt died on you, I had to buy a new one last week !

Chris
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
8 Jun 2010 6:03AM
lovely head shot. hope the prob isnt anything extreme, fingers crossed.lesley
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 6:11AM
Superb portrait, it has the quality of a really intimate, candid shot.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 7:37AM
wow this is beautifully captured and the b/g is nicely blur.
regards
Yung
Carrie_1 6 2 6 Wales
8 Jun 2010 7:52AM
Lovely portrait, and so cute.
Caroline
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
8 Jun 2010 8:11AM
Classic shot Alan! Beautifully done!

Andy
mitchy81 7 1 18 England
8 Jun 2010 8:19AM
Superbly captured Alan!
mumbo 6 3
8 Jun 2010 8:23AM
excellent shot, love it.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
8 Jun 2010 9:51AM
Cracking good shot Alan. You are right- they are lovely little creatures.
Ron
mitchy81 7 1 18 England
8 Jun 2010 9:56AM
Well done with your EC Alan, well deserved.
Phil
8 Jun 2010 10:08AM
Cracking shot Alan, and congrats on your EC
Tony
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 10:11AM
Excellent capture Alan. Really well done on your EC!
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
8 Jun 2010 10:22AM
The Perfect Pufin Portrait Al, everything spot on.
Congratulations on the EC mate.
Gazza
8 Jun 2010 11:44AM
Simply stunning. Well done on a truly wonderful image. Well worth the award.
Morgs 8 20 62 Wales
8 Jun 2010 11:51AM
Well done on the award Al. It's got superb detail in that face. A great control of the exposure. Love the soft foreground.

Dave
8 Jun 2010 11:54AM
Congratulations Al on the Award - Well deserved !

Chris
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 11:57AM
batteries the plague of all time with photography and memory cards - your making me feel I want to make another visit
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
8 Jun 2010 12:47PM
Amazing shot - this one looks like a super model posing for a shoot. Do you know if disabled can visit the Island - I looked on the website, but no info. Ann
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
8 Jun 2010 2:40PM
Very deserving of the award. - gary
They have an expression of seriousness but as soon as they move they make you happy. I hope your battery problems are small and you work it out Alan.

Dougie
8 Jun 2010 4:02PM
Supberd colour, comp and detail.. love it

Jon
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 4:28PM
a STUNNING capture congratulations on the award nice one Wink
andy
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 4:54PM
Brilliant shot and like the fg green blur. Paul
8 Jun 2010 6:33PM
A wonderful and well detailed Head shot,very nicely done and great surrounding !! A well deserved EC Smile
8 Jun 2010 6:35PM
Well done Allan. Terrific shot. Congrats on the EC.

Paul
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 7:14PM
Cracking puffin portrait Alan and congrats on the EC, well deserved!

Chris C
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 7:20PM
Excellent shot, Superb.

Yogendra
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 7:51PM
a very well deserved EC.

This years Skomer Puffins, have produced some excellent images..Perhaps there was tad of cloud about Wink

Adrian
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2010 10:20PM
What a remarkably detailed image of such an endearing bird. An EC richly deserved - many congrats.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
8 Jun 2010 10:21PM
The biggest congrats on the EC Smile lesley
alyismad 10 9 Wales
8 Jun 2010 10:26PM
A very well deserved EC

Cracking shot Alan

Steve
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
9 Jun 2010 8:12AM
Congrats Alan! Well deserved!

Andy
Congratulations on the EC, the God's smile on you.

Dougie
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
9 Jun 2010 9:11AM

Quote:Congratulations on the EC, the God's smile on you.

Dougie



Thanks Dougie...funny enough when we was in the mini bus going down on Sunday the rain was mentioned and I said a little prayer out loud on the bus...we was rewarded in more than one way it seems Smile
Natzdad 7 29 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 10:43AM
well worth the award...............Mick
9 Jun 2010 7:50PM
This is just brilliant Alasn!! Amazing colours and detail, great work mate!
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
9 Jun 2010 9:29PM
Congrats on super image...
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 11:37PM
Superb image mate, excellent detail and DOF. Congrats on the EC
Steve
14 Jun 2010 10:27AM
outstanding
johncob 6 18 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2010 11:39AM
Valleywalker Lovelly shot. Also like your portfolio. Regards John
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 12:39PM
flip i missed this Alan !!!!!,its a cracker ,you may have only got a few shots but this was worth its weight my friend .wow!!!! and congrats on the award as well.Smile
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
17 Jul 2010 12:30PM
all the comments on this pic are very well deserved, i also think the title is right !!! Smile
nice one. ant.
Walkthru 7 2 2 Australia
17 Aug 2010 12:31PM
Magic shot. These guys are so outrageously photogenic, and this shot is certainly a brilliant example what with the super use of DOF t isolate the subject. Cheers again, Andrew.
1 Nov 2010 12:12AM
Brilliant shot Alan. Wish I had the aptitude & patience to capture such beautiful images of our rich wildlife in this country !
artcubis 9 6 United States
19 Nov 2010 7:54AM
VERY beautiful profile of a favorite birdie.
Such a delight to see the puffin in this sunny funny comical light.

Catherine
19 Nov 2010 8:32AM
I like this puffin. he looks like my buddy

jamm
24 Nov 2010 2:07AM
Excellent shot! Great details and colours!

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