" 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

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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 Plus
8 51 Wales
2 Jun 2008 6:30PM
Fantastic 'action shot'. Brilliant!
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
2 Jun 2008 6:32PM
superb capture, John!

Very amusing and well taken image, cracker, Adrian
chase Plus
11 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 !
great image
2 Jun 2008 6:42PM
love it, really made me laugh, nice focus on the front birds, well done
2 Jun 2008 6:44PM
Lovely capture, wonderful shot.

User_Removed 12 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 Plus
10 3 72 England
2 Jun 2008 6:47PM
Superb John. Fantastic timing.
Fantastic. I love the "expression" of the one on the right! Great timing
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1556 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
10 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.
2 Jun 2008 7:05PM
That's excellent. Wonder if they ralise what's bearing down.........
Maddie Plus
11 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.
2 Jun 2008 7:23PM
truly brilliant...love the look the one on the right is giving. real comedy feel to it. stunner well done
This is funny - looks like something from an Aardman animations film!
Smile Lucy
2 Jun 2008 7:34PM
tells such a good story, best one I've seen so far

rusmi Plus
12 35 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:35PM
fantastic approaching flight in a very busy runway!

Richsr Plus
9 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
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:53PM
Oh excellent.. well captured.. best laugh I have had all day !!!!

2 Jun 2008 8:02PM
excellent !
superb use of dof...
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:15PM
Brilliant John

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 Plus
10 22 England
2 Jun 2008 8:30PM
just superb love the 1 coming in to land
2 Jun 2008 8:45PM
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
2 Jun 2008 8:52PM
pmsl....knew you had this one when i heard the shutter goin Smile
.. it's all been said... brilliant John!

2 Jun 2008 9:04PM
Wonderful John 111
2 Jun 2008 9:26PM
Excellent shot.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:37PM
Cool - fabulous capture - great image!
Marilyn x
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1864 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 land.....watch out!
Congratulations on the HC, so well deserved.
2 Jun 2008 9:52PM
Love your shots of puffins & congrats on the HC
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
2 Jun 2008 10:06PM
Congrats John...
Tom_H Plus
12 48 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 10:07PM
Superb - great shot.
2 Jun 2008 10:39PM
Another superb shot, John.
2 Jun 2008 10:54PM
what a wonderfully funny shot - huge well done to you.
It's puffin marvelous!!!

2 Jun 2008 11:32PM
Fantastic! Such a great shot John, you really are a master!
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:09AM
This is a classic John. Congrats on the HC.

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

proz 12 205 United States
3 Jun 2008 1:02AM
excellent image
jaktis Plus
13 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.
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 Plus
10 134 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 Plus
11 96 1 England
3 Jun 2008 10:06AM
Beautifully timed John, congrats on your HC too.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
3 Jun 2008 10:39AM
An amusing and timely capture. Nice one.
ginz04 Plus
12 281 20 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:08PM
excellent opportunistic shot of these fun little fellows like the one about to land in bg.

3 Jun 2008 12:46PM
nice shot well captured
Fantastic shot, love the title, sums up the expressions beautifully.

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

Suzan Smile
Excellent shot! Love these birds. Well-deserved HC!!!
anpix Plus
8 88 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 8:04AM
Great photo lovely composition
davidhu Plus
11 19 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 1:35PM
Fine shot. Congrats on the HC.
SueTurner Plus
12 81 3 England
4 Jun 2008 2:34PM
so much brill "interaction" going on here, excellent image
tigertimb Plus
9 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
5 Jun 2008 10:06AM
Absolutely brilliant. One of the most entertaining puffin shots I have seen. Love it!
thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
5 Jun 2008 1:04PM
wonderful capture
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
5 Jun 2008 4:07PM
Amazing capture. Great timing.
6 Jun 2008 5:53PM
A priceless shot, so good and yet very amusing.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 8:46PM
Congratulations on the HC
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
22 Jun 2008 4:58PM
Superb Image Smile
Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
23 Jun 2008 11:08PM
This has had me laughing,thanks,
A brilliant capture.
Highly Commended and rightly so,
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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 9 736 4
30 Jun 2008 11:54AM
Utterly fabulous shot!

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