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Puffin taken on the Farne Islands last week, carrying sand eel back to the nest.

Camera:EOS20D
Lens:70-200mm
Recording media:ISO200
Title:Food for tea
Username:simons simons
Uploaded:28 Jun 2005 - 10:28 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Voters:proberts · Maddie · csurry · AngelaR · Sezz · fish_face · Shaun_W · Hannahs_Pics · IRaddict · Gigabyte · Jon_Iliffe · ReidFJR · johntisbury · MartinjD · Ade_Osman · Denise · edrhodes · Beardy · geranium · klewis · chinny · yjjeep · jasonewell · starliz · hsreid · karenpics · jacquienewsham · Snapper · ericfaragh · bassan · gndphotography · jules41 · minporth · John_Wannop · old timer · brian1208 · stix · simon butterworth · Lindylou · starstriders · ptilley · glazzaro · billma · hobbs · faulknerstv · suleesia · clintnewsham · suzieosman · daffydill56 · jennialexander · gary900r · clive burrow · hayleyk · StrayCat · dardot · dark_lord · gooney · tripodted · LeeFisher · AlanWillis · wideangler · Brian_Scott · jonrayner · mrjt · Brilane · bluetitblue · NaturesHaven · Badgerfred · Mike_S · Holmewood ·
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proberts
proberts  11218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 10:29 AM

Amazing shot,tried to do this last week and failed.Well done.
Andrew.

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Maddie
Maddie  102715 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 10:31 AM

beautiful capture simon

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csurry
csurry  139230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 10:31 AM

Yep, just about perfect

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fish_face
fish_face  10
28 Jun 2005 - 10:39 AM

Great capture and sharp detail, nice shot.

Chris.

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 10:39 AM

Perfect capture,extremely sharp image - love it.

Sez

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Shaun_W
Shaun_W  10102 forum posts
28 Jun 2005 - 10:42 AM

Well captured in-flight shot. The larger version is amazing.

Shaun

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IRaddict
IRaddict  1234 forum posts
28 Jun 2005 - 10:47 AM

super in flight capture, you can even see the fishes eyes :0)

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Gigabyte
Gigabyte  10 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2005 - 10:50 AM

Perfect capture of the puffin on the wing.
Love the detail and sharpness of the image and simplicity of the shot.
Maybe you could comment on the settings used - If you can recall?

;-> Ni@eL

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simons
simons  10
28 Jun 2005 - 11:13 AM

Nigel
the setting were ISO200, 1/4000 second @ f4.5.

Simon

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MartinjD
MartinjD  10171 forum posts
28 Jun 2005 - 11:23 AM

Wow - that's a stunner. I know how hard these are to get. I've got hundreds of attempts in the recycle bin!!

fast shutter speed!!

Well captured
Martin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 11:26 AM

Oh yes....what I'd give for a shot like this....Top Marks...

Ade

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edrhodes
edrhodes  10543 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 11:41 AM

Spot on, excellent shot.

Ed..

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Beardy
Beardy  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2005 - 11:53 AM

great detailed shot.

paul

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geranium
geranium  1032 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 11:54 AM

That's an amazing shot!..so well captured.

Bev

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klewis
klewis  111870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 11:58 AM

Excellent image, I would of been tempted to trade a bit of the shutter speed for some more dof but you may have lost some of the crispness

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yjjeep
yjjeep  11
28 Jun 2005 - 12:21 PM

A great shot of a parent bird hard at work.Well done.

YJ

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jasonewell
jasonewell  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2005 - 12:25 PM

Quality.
Jason

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starliz
starliz  111594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 12:26 PM

excellent.

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hsreid
hsreid  10 Scotland
28 Jun 2005 - 12:28 PM

Well caught, pin sharp and interesting!

Click
Stewart

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karenpics
karenpics  10
28 Jun 2005 - 12:33 PM

Great capture click
Karen

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jacquienewsham
28 Jun 2005 - 12:44 PM

excellent capture,lovley detail.
click samantha

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Snapper
Snapper Plus Member 103942 forum postsSnapper vcard United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 12:46 PM

Great to see one flying for a change. The rest of them all just seem happy to sit and pose for photographers! Excellent shot.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 12:51 PM

Great mid-flight capture, nice detail, well done.

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bassan
bassan Plus Member 12bassan vcard
28 Jun 2005 - 1:22 PM

Pleased to be your very deserved RC click on this excellent shot!

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jules41
jules41  11197 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2005 - 1:33 PM

Such a fabulous capture,deserves much more than an RC too:o)
well captured
julie

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minporth
minporth  10
28 Jun 2005 - 1:36 PM

wow great shot

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John_Wannop
28 Jun 2005 - 1:41 PM

Excellent flight capture,well done.

john

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old timer
old timer  1155 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 1:44 PM

Utterly superb!
Jim

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simons
simons  10
28 Jun 2005 - 2:04 PM

Thanks for all the comments, glad you liked it.
Simon

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simon butterworth

I don't know how you bird boys do it!
This is a fantastic shot, you must have reactions like a whippet on speed.

Simon.

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Lindylou
Lindylou  10
28 Jun 2005 - 3:02 PM

smart shot

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Lindylou
Lindylou  10
28 Jun 2005 - 3:02 PM

smart shot

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starstriders
28 Jun 2005 - 3:27 PM

Super capture - these guys are fast! Would love to photograph them one day.

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glazzaro
glazzaro Plus Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2005 - 5:07 PM

Excellent my friend this is a perfectly executed shot! Love how you have frozen the motion! Detail, lighting, and yes even the dinner, all superb! Hats off to you! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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billma
billma  11119 forum posts United States
28 Jun 2005 - 7:51 PM

No kidding! This is just perfect...one of the best flying birds I have see here for a long time. The dinner just makes it outstanding.

bill

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faulknerstv
29 Jun 2005 - 5:44 AM

Brilliant, gret detail and colour.

Steve

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suleesia
suleesia  11176 forum posts Malaysia
29 Jun 2005 - 7:28 AM

excellent capture, stunning shot.

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clintnewsham
29 Jun 2005 - 11:16 AM

wow,what a stunning flight capture,lovely detail

click clint

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suzieosman
suzieosman  1166 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2005 - 12:41 PM

Fabulous capture Simon....superb detail....Sue

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daffydill56
daffydill56 Plus Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2005 - 1:01 PM

A superbly sharp in flight shot Simon. Well done.

Fran

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jennialexander
29 Jun 2005 - 1:10 PM

Wow. How did you get this wonderful sharp shot. Well done
Jenni

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clive burrow
clive burrow Plus Member 1171 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 - 1:04 PM

What a great shot, really well done.

Clive

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hayleyk
hayleyk  1056 forum posts England
1 Jul 2005 - 3:00 PM

superb

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111640 forum postsdark_lord vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2005 - 6:47 AM

Excellent shot, must have missed this first time round.

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tripodted
tripodted  1031 forum posts Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2005 - 12:28 PM

Cracker shot.
Ted

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Brian_Scott Plus Member 642 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 10:56 PM

Great shot, Theres so much i wanna photograph and places i want to go and the Farne Islands and Puffins is one of them, Great work

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mrjt
mrjt  9 United Kingdom
25 May 2010 - 2:53 PM

GREAT picture.

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 - 7:47 PM

What can you say about this. Absolutely stunning capture.

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