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By richardwheel  
My first attempt at shooting puffins on the Northscape workshop and what fun it was too Smile

Mixed results overall but come away with a couple that I'm happy with which is all I aimed to do.

Feel free to give it any critique you like, Its a whole new world to me is this Wink

Tags: Puffin Farne island Wildlife and nature Northscapemay08

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janet 15 27 England
28 May 2008 12:19PM
Delightful image!


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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
28 May 2008 12:27PM
Looks mighty fine to me mate, good capture indeed!!!

How's the house coming along?

TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 12:34PM
Brilliant Richard. I love the detail and colour contrast.

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 May 2008 12:36PM
cheers guys,

slow I'm afraid, paul. They started off quick but now I'm having to wait,

danielle1987 11 64 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 12:38PM
Fab first attempt! Id love to go up to the Farne Islands with that lens *drool* lol. Great shot good DOF and good detail Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
28 May 2008 12:42PM
Looks great to me, Richard, the exposure is spot on.
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 12:56PM
Looking good RichardSmile
28 May 2008 1:09PM
nice image
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 1:11PM
A very good capture Rich. Never know it was your first time.
Moj_o 10 10 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 1:12PM
Just great son Smile

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 May 2008 1:13PM
ta Smile
Simon_Whitehouse 13 769 5 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 1:24PM
Cracking exposure, bags of detail in both the blacks and whites.

harrattp 11 11 4 England
28 May 2008 1:31PM
Cracking good image the Puffin is such a comical bird that you have captured wonderfully.
28 May 2008 1:45PM
Great shot Rich, exposure spot on!

28 May 2008 1:49PM
Superb.... wonderful image.. spot on!

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
28 May 2008 1:54PM
a wonderful shot you have captured him beautifully.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 2:27PM
Wonderful image, great colours, detail and dof.
gossyboy 10 460 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 2:52PM
Really nice image.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
28 May 2008 3:22PM
Superb, just a pity the foot blends into the soft foeground but still a wonderfully detailed capture!
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 3:49PM
great shot,well composed
whiteswan01 10 13 England
28 May 2008 3:52PM
excellent shot nice detail Dawn
28 May 2008 3:55PM
Wow great shot. kaz
fatmod 11 22 England
28 May 2008 3:57PM
just superb lovely colour and detail
janty66 10 3 England
28 May 2008 4:11PM
lovely detail, excellent shot..
stephy 10
28 May 2008 4:11PM
A really enjoyable pic to look at
Bumpkin 10 59 Virgin Islands, U.S.
28 May 2008 4:35PM
Just great alround
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
28 May 2008 5:28PM
Love this to bits...everything works for me Smile
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
28 May 2008 5:59PM
Lovely Puffin and got the back detail well
martin.w 16 520 22 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 6:23PM
50 up Smile Spot on for a first attempt Rich, I would be well pleased with this. Got me that lens now....just need a puffin to shoot Wink
28 May 2008 6:52PM
Beautiful image and colours. Great detail.
Cracking image. The DOF looks spot one and the BG works really well.
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 May 2008 7:51PM
I wish I could have kept it martin, it's very nice indeed

thanks for the comments guys Smile
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 8:01PM
Excellent, Rich - what a fantastic first attempt. The DoF is perfect, with exceptional detail where it matters.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
28 May 2008 8:22PM
The lad done good Wink
Nice exposure Richard,you have coped well with that strong light on the whites.Would have done you to shift a tad to the right so his foot would be in full focus.Nice clarity on the head & eye where it matters & some really nice detail in the blacks which are easily lost in such bright light.Well done for some 'in flight' shots Wink
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 May 2008 8:30PM for some 'in flight' shots

pmsl - maybe next time Wink

cheers for the feedback Janet, appreciate it - I was quite pleased with this one so if there's only the blurry feet thats an issue then I'm chuffed
dazzaman 11 631 England
28 May 2008 8:53PM
the puffin is all out of focus rich. LOL
this is a belter mate, sure its your 1st time, you could have fooled me mate.
one of the best puffin shots ive seen. razor sharp.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 9:51PM
Excellent exposure and detail Richard. This looks 3D.

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 10:30PM
Quality shot.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
30 May 2008 12:35PM
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
30 May 2008 1:06PM
He He, couldn't have done it without yours and keiths expert advice!

Thats me dead chuffed, cheers Pete Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
30 May 2008 1:27PM
first time, first upload, and got an EC.....
I give up....Smile

Congrats, mate! :-p
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
30 May 2008 2:30PM
lol - cheers Cole
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
30 May 2008 5:57PM
A superb image Richard. Congrats on botht the RC and EC. Great work.
MarkT 13 119 2 England
30 May 2008 6:25PM
Cracking shot Richard and congrats on the EC. Smile

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
30 May 2008 6:37PM
Congrats Richard Smile
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
30 May 2008 7:59PM
cheers guys....a tad surprised I must admit!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
30 May 2008 9:19PM
What a belter! Grin

Now if you get POTW, at least you'll have ONE image to hang on your refurbished walls Wink

F xx
dazzaman 11 631 England
31 May 2008 2:43PM
told you it was a belter mate.
well done.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
31 May 2008 5:53PM
Well done mate, well done indeed!!!
31 May 2008 9:31PM
Really beautiful shot... !!

Nikki !
Aristeidis 11 1 Germany
1 Jun 2008 9:22AM
Razor sharp! Ouch!
Teriffic image,
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 2:20PM
Hey well done Richard - an EC to boot!

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:59AM
well done you Wink
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
2 Jun 2008 12:26PM
cheers Smile
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 10:09PM
Didn't notice this had got an EC until now.
Well done indeed mate.
blackforce 12 82 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:18PM
Excellent pic. Love the colours in the beak Smile

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