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" INCOMING !!!!! "

By John Giddings
You can almost here the music from an old war film " Da dada da da, Da dada da, neeaouwwww............... Ok so it's Monday, Maddies back and I am loosing the plot!

Looks good Large.

Thanks for all your kind comments on me 'Puffins' and that.


Tags: Puffin Farne islands Wildlife and nature Northscapemay08

Voters: andypitstop, jonny_greentree, Richardtyrrelllandscapes and 142 more

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2 Jun 2008 6:23PM
Lovely capture and fun

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A seriously fantastic capture.
The main birds are so sharp in focus and the one on the right looks as if its got loads of character, coupled with the incoming bird makes this shot for me.


CC 9 51 Wales
2 Jun 2008 6:30PM
Fantastic 'action shot'. Brilliant!
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
2 Jun 2008 6:32PM
superb capture, John!

2 Jun 2008 6:33PM
Very amusing and well taken image, cracker, Adrian
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
2 Jun 2008 6:36PM
This is a funny one John & I suspect there are many many captions that could be put across this image,their expressions are priceless !
stephy 9
2 Jun 2008 6:41PM
great image
Fearniespurs 10 17 1 Wales
2 Jun 2008 6:42PM
love it, really made me laugh, nice focus on the front birds, well done
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
2 Jun 2008 6:44PM
Lovely capture, wonderful shot.

User_Removed 13 4 11 England
2 Jun 2008 6:46PM
For me, this is one of the best shots of these birds there has been on here. Full of character and movement and pin sharp where needed. totally inspiring. Sylv
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Jun 2008 6:47PM
Superb John. Fantastic timing.
2 Jun 2008 6:56PM
Fantastic. I love the "expression" of the one on the right! Great timing
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:57PM
This one plus yesterday's have got to be the best puffin shots ever. Here it's the quizzical look on the righthand bird's face while the other one touches down. And the belly-flop landing about to happen behind. Just wonderful.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:01PM
Excellent shot. The puffin on the right isn't impressed with the others showing off.
gossyboy 10 460 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:05PM
That's excellent. Wonder if they ralise what's bearing down.........
Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:12PM
yep youv'e lost it big time....and don't try and blame me Wink

seriously though a fab capture.
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
2 Jun 2008 7:23PM
truly the look the one on the right is giving. real comedy feel to it. stunner well done
2 Jun 2008 7:34PM
This is funny - looks like something from an Aardman animations film!
Smile Lucy
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
2 Jun 2008 7:34PM
tells such a good story, best one I've seen so far

rusmi 13 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:35PM
fantastic approaching flight in a very busy runway!

Richsr 10 91 223 England
2 Jun 2008 7:42PM
Like the details in this and the timing is excellent - top class image John.
Regards Richard.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:53PM
Oh excellent.. well captured.. best laugh I have had all day !!!!

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Jun 2008 8:02PM
excellent !
superb use of dof...
User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:15PM
Brilliant John

Peteward 11 6 England
2 Jun 2008 8:24PM
Another superb shot mate,Love the out of focus in background,Just fills that area nice,I would be tempted to crop a bit of the fore ground out though.

Cheers Pete
Just a one in a million catch, stunner
fatmod 11 22 England
2 Jun 2008 8:30PM
just superb love the 1 coming in to land
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:45PM
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
2 Jun 2008 8:52PM
pmsl....knew you had this one when i heard the shutter goin Smile
2 Jun 2008 8:58PM
.. it's all been said... brilliant John!

Cormy 10 3 England
2 Jun 2008 9:04PM
Wonderful John 111
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
2 Jun 2008 9:26PM
Excellent shot.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:37PM
Cool - fabulous capture - great image!
Marilyn x
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1997 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:50PM
That is absolutely blooming hilarious, the one on the left doing a jig, the one on the right completely embarrassed by the other's antics, and the one coming in to out!
Congratulations on the HC, so well deserved.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:52PM
Love your shots of puffins & congrats on the HC
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
2 Jun 2008 10:06PM
Congrats John...
Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 10:07PM
Superb - great shot.
derekv 10 3 England
2 Jun 2008 10:39PM
Another superb shot, John.
MissPea 11 8 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 10:54PM
what a wonderfully funny shot - huge well done to you.
It's puffin marvelous!!!

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:32PM
Fantastic! Such a great shot John, you really are a master!
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:09AM
This is a classic John. Congrats on the HC.

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
3 Jun 2008 12:58AM
Well captured, nice work John! Spot on! Click!!!

proz 13 205 United States
3 Jun 2008 1:02AM
excellent image
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
3 Jun 2008 6:42AM
Looks like Heathrow

Agree with Peter, looks like they're stacked for landing and take off, this one better not change his mind or there's a bump coming.


PS well worth the effort carrying that heavy lens John.
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
3 Jun 2008 7:32AM
Fantastic capture John.
Congratulations on the HC.
LMSO....I have to use a word I don't like using, but the only one I know to describe this shot.....HILARIOUS...
Have you guesed why????
phil_j 11 134 4 England
3 Jun 2008 9:48AM
Great capture, congrats on the HC.

Reminded me of watching all the planes stacking up to land at Heathrow!!.

Chriscj 12 96 1 England
3 Jun 2008 10:06AM
Beautifully timed John, congrats on your HC too.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
3 Jun 2008 10:39AM
An amusing and timely capture. Nice one.
ginz04 13 281 20 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:08PM
excellent opportunistic shot of these fun little fellows like the one about to land in bg.

flowerted 13 105 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:46PM
nice shot well captured
GrahamBaines 10 39 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:53PM
Fantastic shot, love the title, sums up the expressions beautifully.

Really made me smile......What a great shot!!!

Suzan Smile
3 Jun 2008 3:12PM
Excellent shot! Love these birds. Well-deserved HC!!!
anpix 10 88 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 8:04AM
Great photo lovely composition
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 1:35PM
Fine shot. Congrats on the HC.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
4 Jun 2008 2:34PM
so much brill "interaction" going on here, excellent image
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 11:10PM
Just wonderful; I love the expressions of the two on the ground and that 3rd one on approach just looks so ungainly in flight.
So I'm imagining that the one on the right is the inspector; grading them for style and control as they land in succession Smile
tomeda 9 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 7:23AM
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 10:06AM
Absolutely brilliant. One of the most entertaining puffin shots I have seen. Love it!
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
5 Jun 2008 1:04PM
wonderful capture
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
5 Jun 2008 4:07PM
Amazing capture. Great timing.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
6 Jun 2008 5:53PM
A priceless shot, so good and yet very amusing.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 8:46PM
Congratulations on the HC
Ray42 9 3 England
10 Jun 2008 2:23PM
Brilliant work
11 Jun 2008 9:59AM
Perfect timing! Love it!
15 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Brilliant! On final approach, 'cleared to land after' Smile
MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
22 Jun 2008 4:58PM
Superb Image Smile
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
23 Jun 2008 11:08PM
This has had me laughing,thanks,
A brilliant capture.
Highly Commended and rightly so,
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Jun 2008 10:44PM
A wonderful landing shot, impecable timing yet again. This is even more amusing than your last one
User_Removed 10 736 4
30 Jun 2008 11:54AM
Utterly fabulous shot!

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