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"It's Puffin Time"

By John Giddings
My very first try at snapping Puffins. On the Northscape workshop on the Farne Island. Many thanks to Keithh for all his valued help.
Looks good Large, Thanks John.

ISO400, F4, 1/2500 sec

Tags: Puffin Farne islands Wildlife and nature Northscapemay08

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John_Horner 12 12 2 England
30 May 2008 5:50PM
A very fine capture John.

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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 5:50PM
good lighting, sharp and like the blue background
Barbaraj 11 450 England
30 May 2008 5:50PM
A wonderful sharp bird and pose.
Cormy 10 3 England
30 May 2008 5:51PM
Superb catch John.Love the great colours against that gorgeous sky.
30 May 2008 5:54PM
Great shot - you did so well to catch these birds. Lovely colours.
Paddy 15 254 8 England
30 May 2008 5:56PM
well what a capture, excellent work SmilePaddy
30 May 2008 6:00PM
great picture, clear and well detailed.
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 6:04PM
Aha! A puffin at last John! Fantastic picture (presumably it had already delivered its sand eels Wink
bobalot 11 10 England
30 May 2008 6:04PM
cracking shot John with great colour and detail .

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 May 2008 6:11PM
Sharp and clear John. Ron.
SRSmith 10 1 United States
30 May 2008 6:13PM
Wonderful light and detail.
User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 6:20PM
Nice capture John

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
30 May 2008 6:27PM
gorgeous image
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
30 May 2008 6:33PM
Well worth carrying the beast around Smile
30 May 2008 6:35PM
Nice and crisp!

Fabulous colours - such a warm feeling
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 6:38PM
Love the way he's gazing out into all that blue space.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
30 May 2008 6:40PM
brilliant colours are spot on Dawn
30 May 2008 7:05PM
Fabulous shot great capture
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
30 May 2008 7:29PM
superb light & tones !
stevieasp 11 7 England
30 May 2008 7:30PM
Spot on!!! well taken,
Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 May 2008 7:33PM
Like the colours and details in this John - well captured.
Regards Richard.
30 May 2008 7:42PM
Hi john what a fantastic shot and im jealous, they are one of the most beautiful birds to photograph. ps hope to see at SCC one day. kaz
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
30 May 2008 7:58PM
t'is a beauty - I love the backlit beak

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
30 May 2008 8:09PM
Nicely detailed John,that lens has paid dividends for you.Cracking bg colours,really makes the Puffin leap off the page.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 8:30PM
Superb colours and detail.
Have a great weekend.
Marilyn x
Cracking image
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 8:39PM
Really wonderful shot
buxton 10 England
30 May 2008 8:58PM
Absolutely ckacking shot.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 10:21PM
Superb capture.

30 May 2008 10:23PM
derekv 11 3 England
30 May 2008 11:01PM
Really looks good large, John, superb shot.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
30 May 2008 11:09PM
Oh how cute, lovely shot, fine detail.

Possum 11 148 England
30 May 2008 11:13PM
Absolutely fantastic to see one against a blue b/ground. Super work. Best wishes to Keith and Maddie when you see them next.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 11:45PM
Your first try? Unbelievable! This is wonderful.
31 May 2008 12:32AM
Lovely... super composition

LesF 11 182 9
31 May 2008 6:26AM
Now this is a cracker John

Les F
Cabit 11 104 England
31 May 2008 7:42AM
Superb capture.
MandsH 11 England
31 May 2008 5:48PM
Great shot, like the blue sky as the background
paulsteds 14 123 England
31 May 2008 7:56PM
Super capture John, fabulous colour and detail.
Nice one.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 May 2008 9:32PM
This is a great capture. - gary
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
31 May 2008 10:10PM
Snap. Nice one
goso 11 2 1 Australia
31 May 2008 10:31PM
Great detailed image...........Bill
That's a big lens to lug around John, good for the body building, but it pays off here with the good close up of the Puffin. Great characters these birds, nicely caught.

Aristeidis 11 1 Germany
1 Jun 2008 9:20AM
Marvellous shot; terrific framing! Please shoot more of this.

TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:37AM
Super shot we are going up there in July ,hope we have the same good weather as you had
1 Jun 2008 12:20PM
Fantastic shot, John.
proz 13 205 United States
1 Jun 2008 1:06PM
super John, I love the colors of puffins. We have them on the coast of Maine I believe. I am hoping to get up there some time to try getting a few puffin shots of my own.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 1:31PM
Hi John,

I love the shot - the composition and exposure are spot on.

One question - when viewed on my monitor in both small and large versions I can see a large circle directly above the puffin (top left hand side). Is this a processing artifact or another epz upload oddity?


Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 5:21PM
Superb, I really can't wait to go.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
1 Jun 2008 10:02PM
A superb first try at the Puffin..the coloursa and detail look pin sharp...

Ps I can see the larg spot also...
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:39PM
Excellent shot; great detail and colours and I love the composition with the space on the right
You've captured some Stunning Puffin shots.....Well Done!
I Luv this one...Smile

Suzan Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 6:14PM
A very impessive shot John.
2 Jun 2008 7:02PM
awesome shot
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:29PM
Knowing that you were at the 'Northscape workshop' I was already waiting to see my favourite birds. I knew that you must have taken some shots of the puffins. This is an almost majestic one!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 8:45PM
Its that time again and this is a super first shot
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Jun 2008 10:30PM
An excellent shot, I like the way the puffin stands out against that clear blue sky
17 Jul 2008 1:51PM
Unbelievably good!

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