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Lift off

By Richsr
Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload very much appreciated.
Thanks also to Badgerfred for the GEA and to Bravdo, Soulofharmony and ToByLERONE for taking the time to award one of their UA.
A visit to the Farne Islands earlier this week was a good trip but not a lot of Puffin activity.
The breading season is about two weeks late so majority of the puffins are still on the nest. However I did capture this on just as it was taking off.
Thanks for looking

Regards Richard

Tags: Wildlife and nature Puffin Farne Islands Bird

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7 Jun 2013 8:38AM
Excellent capture Richard, a super composition,

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orts 7 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:46AM
Great inflight image
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:51AM
Very nice work.
I know how fast they can be..
The best way to cacth them is when they are cought in the wind...
Nice work...

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:59AM
Excellent shot, not easy to get.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Jun 2013 9:00AM
Using the focussing power of the 7D to good effect, Richard. Sharp and well separated from the bg, with some lovely wing movement.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2013 9:00AM
Thanks for you comments every one, appreciated
Regards Richard
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
7 Jun 2013 9:06AM
Super capture Richard and very well composed

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 9:42AM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Jun 2013 10:08AM
Wheeeeee ....................... They looks as if they're having such fun when in flight. I think it's the legs. Smile Beautifully crisp shot.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2013 10:23AM
Many thanks to Ugly for taking the time to give one of his UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 11:13AM
Terrific capture!
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 11:16AM
A wonderful inflight shot Richard.
Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
7 Jun 2013 11:20AM
Super capture Richard.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Jun 2013 11:47AM
Excellent flight shot
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jun 2013 11:48AM
Beautifully captured with great colours and detail Richard.
7 Jun 2013 11:50AM
nice effort, well done
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jun 2013 12:47PM
Well captured lift off. I like the light coming through his feet.......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Jun 2013 1:12PM
A cracking take-off capture, Richard Wink
Trev Smile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
7 Jun 2013 1:32PM
A very nice PIF, Puffin In Flight Wink, image Richard.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2013 1:55PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Jun 2013 2:17PM
Excellent flight capture Richard.


It is a fantastic place to visit Richard and you just never know how it's going to work out, good in-flight capture well presented
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 3:26PM
Great BIF and super sharp.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2013 3:46PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone
Regards Richard
7 Jun 2013 5:12PM
An excellent bird if flight image, Richard!
So well detailed; superb timing.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Jun 2013 5:18PM
Super capture of flight, Richard. Brilliant!
7 Jun 2013 5:29PM
Lovely in flight image, well captured Smile
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
7 Jun 2013 5:47PM
Beautifully captured, superb shot.
7 Jun 2013 6:42PM
fine BIF image good work

LesF 11 182 9
7 Jun 2013 7:00PM
For a non wildlife tog I think you've done very well in this capture Richard.

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:37PM
A superb in flight shot,

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:47PM
Beautiful, you make me want to go back
Source 7
7 Jun 2013 11:08PM
A fantastic capture
8 Jun 2013 12:31AM
Great image. Fabulous light and differential focusing. Don
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 8:16AM
Is there no limit to this mans photographic talent?? Competing with the best bird images Richard. Excellent stuff.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 8:36AM
I agree with Derek! Very well captured Richard!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Jun 2013 1:33PM
Thank Derek and Ann but not really in the league of the Wildlife experts.
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 12:09PM
Well worth the visit, and a fine capture, not easy to capture these little fellas in flight as they move so fast.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Jun 2013 7:04PM
Agree with that certain are fast in flight
Sezz 13 617 15 England
9 Jun 2013 8:26PM
An excellent take Richard, I should love to see one close up, they're so photogenic!

Sarah *
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
10 Jun 2013 8:41PM
A great capture, so well with the slight wingblur

11 Jun 2013 6:39PM
Cracking shot
12 Jun 2013 12:53PM
An unlikely looking aviator, but fly he does.

12 Jun 2013 5:30PM
great picture of a fascinating creature which is master of air, land and sea !
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 11:03PM
I like the detail AND movement in this Richard.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2013 9:29AM
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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rogerdoger 7 16
13 Jun 2013 11:12AM
Great shot .Nice and sharp and great composition. Not the easiest of bird to get in flight.
Regards Roger
13 Jun 2013 11:17AM
Wow!!! Brilliant!Smile
Regards Valery
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Jun 2013 7:19PM
Great in flight shot Richard, nice bit of panning there,
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 7:06PM
outstanding inflight capture
Ayoob 7 Australia
17 Jun 2013 12:31PM
Brilliant in flight capture , Richard - very well done......GrinGrinGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 1:54AM
Superb in flight shot. paul
Humblebee 5 1 England
20 Jun 2013 11:06AM
Just to see a Puffin would be marvellous, to get such a fantastic shot as this is Richard, would be a dream come true ... Carol Grin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 10:46AM
Captured at just the right moment!
A superb image.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Jun 2013 11:01AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
Taff 13 59 Scotland
26 Jun 2013 1:23PM
Cracking shot, the little blighters are pretty quick Smile

I like itSmileSmileSmile
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:36AM
Excellent in flight shot . ...Phil
27 Jun 2013 1:43PM
Excellent flight shot. A
debu 8 India
27 Jun 2013 3:40PM
Superb in flight captured.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 Jun 2013 7:40PM
I just cannot add anything that hasn't already been said Richard.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 10:59PM
Again Richard all been said
so will reiterate!!
great shot
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Brilliant, luv the composition, a perfect capture, shutter speed spot on, sharp but the image still retains a fine sense of movement, not easy to achieve.
Well done, Richard..
Darryl. Smile
11 Jul 2013 7:47AM
Perfect shot.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:32PM
20 Jul 2013 9:54PM
126. vote here too to uuu
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 9:26AM
This is well captured Richard. I find that lifting off is so much more difficult to shot than landing. So hats off to you.

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