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'The Hungry Puffin'

By John Giddings
Taken at the weekend on Skomer, this little bird came in with eels after about 5 1/2 hours of waiting to get the classic shot I wanted to get. Big sigh of releif when it did because that lens is bloody heavy.
Looks good Large.
Thanks for your time, John.

Tags: Puffin Skomer Wildlife and nature

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12 Jun 2008 6:53PM
Just special. Sylvia

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
12 Jun 2008 7:04PM
A lovely well timed image. - gary
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
12 Jun 2008 7:06PM
Yet another cracker john well captured
proz 12 205 United States
12 Jun 2008 7:08PM
love these faces with all the eels in their mouth, cracks me up.
12 Jun 2008 7:09PM
Definately worth the wait John, super image.

GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 7:13PM
Fabulous detail and colours. Beauty!
Marilyn x
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
12 Jun 2008 7:16PM
5 1/2 hrs John...heck that's patience for you Wink
Pity we didn't see any with the Eels on the Farnes...a shot I would have liked to have taken !
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 7:17PM
Super work once again John. Love the way that one eel is backlit.

CathyI 12 344 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 7:17PM
Worth the wait!
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
12 Jun 2008 7:20PM
Great pin sharp capture

MikeRC 11 3.6k United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 7:41PM
...excellent John...well done:

12 Jun 2008 8:25PM
cracking capture john,very nice.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 8:38PM
Superb John.

Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
12 Jun 2008 8:50PM
spot on Smile
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
12 Jun 2008 8:57PM
Superb shot. Top drawer stuff.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
12 Jun 2008 9:06PM
A very good shot.

edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 9:21PM
For me John, this is better than most of the puffin images that has been given awards of late!...just my opinion for what it's worth!

Rylands 9 1 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 10:00PM
A superb image John - great use of dof
12 Jun 2008 10:37PM
There amazing fishermen, i dont think i could do 51/2 hrs my arm would have fallen off. it was definately worth it a fantastic shot. kaz
MandsH 10 England
12 Jun 2008 11:23PM
It may be the classic shot but it's a beauty
13 Jun 2008 5:38AM
Superb again!
13 Jun 2008 6:58AM
Heavy? You mean you hand held it? Wow.
Lovely classic shot - well worth the wait/weight!
Smile Lucy
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 7:01AM
I like it, stunning sharp detail.
Excellent. Smile
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 8:21AM
Absolutely gorgeous
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
13 Jun 2008 8:33AM
A shot i would be proud of... Smile
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
13 Jun 2008 9:55AM
Like to see these lovely birds with their food. Great capture
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 2:39PM
well worth the wait - first class result.
13 Jun 2008 3:03PM
Well worth waiting for, a fabulous shot.
ginz04 13 281 20 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 6:32PM
excellent - quality image.

13 Jun 2008 10:59PM
Superb clarity, great shot.

Milla 9 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2008 5:29AM
Looks like it was well worth the waiting, that's a fantastic photo
Paddy 14 254 8 England
14 Jun 2008 7:37AM
your puffins are a delight as is your work, this is really excellent SmileP
14 Jun 2008 8:21PM
Lovely image John, I was at the cliffs this week but it seems like a drop in population this year in Shetland, fine capture, Adrian
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 5:07PM
Excellent capture John,
sherlob Plus
11 2.8k 127 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 9:10PM
Brill... Well done John!

18 Jun 2008 8:25PM
Wonderful - worth the long wait!
Philip_P 12 71 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 8:38PM
Fantastic shot, John. i'm gonna get my first chance to photography puffins next week on the Farne islands
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 9:07PM
Puffin shots are very popular and the 600 I can imagine IS heavy I only have the 400 thats heavy enuff - superb shot you had a long wait but it was very worthwhile

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