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Turning right

By geoffrey baker
Thank you to everyone for all your comments and awards for yesterday's upload Smile

Here's another Puffin from last Friday's Skomer visit.
This one was flying past me at full speed and I like the way it's kept it's head level while it's body turned through 90 degrees while banking to the right.
If they think there's any danger from the gulls they won't attempt to land to feed their chicks, they just circle and try again.

I couldn't see this at the time of taking, they're so fast that all you can do is hope your camera's focus managed to lock on and just pan with the bird as it flies past, keeping your finger on the trigger, it's all over in a split second.

I deleted a lot more shots than I kept believe me, but when you get one that's in focus it's very rewarding.

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

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Comments


ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
24 Jun 2013 3:40PM
Wow a stunning bif capture. puffins are truly amazing birds

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wow great flight shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glashutte 10 21 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 4:38PM
Lovely shot- very difficult to achieve.

Stan
24 Jun 2013 5:44PM
A great image, well captured. Detail and colour looks great
Chris
24 Jun 2013 5:51PM
Super in flight image of this Puffin with sand eel
Regards Brian
24 Jun 2013 6:22PM
Cracking image Smile
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
24 Jun 2013 6:37PM
Excellent Image!!!!
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 7:07PM
A splendid BIF shot and love the POV.
Ju
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 7:51PM
You have a real talent for the inflight shots Geoffrey and this is another cracker

David
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
24 Jun 2013 8:16PM
pretty good flyer for one who is built so chunky!
25 Jun 2013 1:00AM
An excellent capture.......Sandy
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
25 Jun 2013 9:07AM
Beautifully taken Geoff, caught the flight pose.
Ron.

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