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davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 8:51PM
This is a real stunner, Adrian. Crisp detail and colours. Another winner.

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ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 8:52PM
Absolutely stunning Adrian
brianb 13 12
1 Jun 2007 8:53PM
I agree stunning shot with sharp details and the background brings out the colours
KBan 12 500 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 8:56PM
cracking detail
1 Jun 2007 8:56PM
Super close up,
rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
1 Jun 2007 9:00PM
Beautiful image.
Top drawer nature shot.
phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 9:11PM
Absolutely beautiful shot Adrian,fantastic colours and detail,lovely lighting,beautiful.

Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
1 Jun 2007 9:26PM
Fabulous detail Adrian, superb image, like that little starburst in his eye - definately worth the wait!

Sarah *
trissie 11 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 9:27PM
A beautiful close up Adrian, just perfect.

Trish x,
angelsj 10 12 Scotland
1 Jun 2007 9:27PM
great shot, how did u get so close? great detail

sj xx
1 Jun 2007 9:30PM
Love it!!

TrevorPlumbe 11 60 England
1 Jun 2007 9:48PM
Absolutely stunning Adrian

Nettles 10 England
1 Jun 2007 9:49PM
Absolutely fabulous shot, well worth the wait. The detail of the feathers and his face are stunning. Nettles
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
1 Jun 2007 9:52PM
Absolutely brilliant close-up portrait, Couldn't stop gazing at the large version. Fine camera work!!
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
1 Jun 2007 9:57PM
wow! that is close

great take Adrian

JohnDyer 11 67 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 9:59PM
stunningly sharp, nice one
chodge987 10 20 Scotland
1 Jun 2007 9:59PM
Stunning detail and colour. Wink and very..very close

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:04PM
Good narrative as well as excelent photo.
skewey 11 31 England
1 Jun 2007 10:25PM
Fantastic porttrait.
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:33PM
Wonderful close up, fills the frame well.
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:33PM
Top quality shot. The lighting and focus are excellent. Your patience really paid off with this image.
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
1 Jun 2007 10:45PM
LOL @ the script, this is your forte Adrian, so glad to see these guys make a return as I live too far away to make my own image of them. I'm already looking forward to seeing the rest that you will offer us........ Smile

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2007 10:47PM
I am happy to give this fine image the number 30 vote-- A worthy RC for sure!

( Did you make friends with it? ) so close and detailed!

bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 11:01PM
wow.. awesome close up... what a colourful bird
KevinMW 11 14 Wales
1 Jun 2007 11:09PM
Superb close-up Adrian. Love the vibrant colours in the markings. Brilliant.

2 Jun 2007 12:47AM
Great details in this shot.

RogBrown 10 3.1k 10 England
2 Jun 2007 12:50AM
Absolutely brilliant shot. Focus & exposure spot on. You could sell this to a wild-life publication.
skoffs 10 3 United States
2 Jun 2007 1:39AM
Sharp details.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
2 Jun 2007 6:07AM
Great to see a close up

DiegoDesigns 11 117 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 7:33AM
A fantastic close-up Adrian, well worth all your patience...

colin 12 697 5 Scotland
2 Jun 2007 8:18AM
Its all been said before - crisp, clear detail and the catch light in the eye tops it off.
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 8:46AM
A stunning close-up Adrian, the detail is excellent.

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
2 Jun 2007 9:43AM
Full of detail Adrian, and that little starburst at the top of the eye is a nice touch. I like the way you've got up close and personal here and filled the frame to good effect.

Picked up the 70-300 APO myself the other day, but have'nt had occasion to use it yet. No puffins in Brum Sad
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
2 Jun 2007 10:04AM
A real cracker Adrian. So much colourful detail.
Careful on those cliff edges - I am scared of heights.Wink
peachT 11 3
2 Jun 2007 10:21AM
beautiful close up shot - great detail - nice one
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
2 Jun 2007 12:44PM
All said..brill
glenalva Plus
11 339 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 12:57PM
Marvelleous close up, beautifully detailed and the colours are lovely.

2 Jun 2007 1:27PM
This puffin makes a good model, superb close up.

Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 2:12PM
Its all been said Adrian, brilliant image, great colour, that starburst in the eye - fabulous.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 4:00PM
A corkin' Puffin portrait Adrian

Top marks Sir!!!

jamescoates 10 44 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 5:05PM
Wow, this is a cracking shot, and what an experience, to get so close!
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
2 Jun 2007 6:45PM
Never seen a better Puffin Portrait Adrian . So colourful and sharp. Nice to be back looking at your work xxx
This is the best puffin's portrait I've ever see. Absolutely stunning. JNC
oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
2 Jun 2007 10:27PM
I have never seen a puffin in closeup like this before. I know it's all been said Adrian, but this is a phenomenal image ! I'm astounded by the detail. Crickey he's even got brown eyes ! Wink

BertC 10 29 Malta
2 Jun 2007 10:31PM
Superb !!! ... colour & detail are amazing.
2 Jun 2007 10:52PM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks, much appreciated, glad you liked this little guy, he wasn't afraid and let me get close,

Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 11:20PM
Stunning, and wonderful, close up Adrian.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jun 2007 10:55AM
Super close up and portrait Adrian.Love the detail.These birds are so photogenic.
piccy 11 8 Wales
3 Jun 2007 11:09AM
What a great close up. Superb shot.
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
3 Jun 2007 11:28AM
Great detail here bro...

summ3r 10 26 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 12:32PM
I love these colourful little birds & this is a superb close up. It must be great to get so close to them
wyatturp 11 2 England
3 Jun 2007 6:14PM
Super picture its that beak and the colour,and good detail

dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 8:31PM
Totally and utterly awe inspiring..I am lost for words for once.
AlanBW 11 20 England
4 Jun 2007 9:48AM
Wonderful capture Adrian, absolutely superb
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
4 Jun 2007 12:05PM
stunning detailed image and I love your description too!
g_parry 11 332 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2007 2:43PM
Wow Adrian that is some shot - you got a shiny new lens to play with Wink
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
4 Jun 2007 3:15PM
Top portraiture!
4 Jun 2007 4:00PM
Thanks all for your clicks and comments, glad you liked this little guy, all the best, Adrina
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
4 Jun 2007 4:31PM
Knock out shot, good exposure and detail, Spot on! Click!!!

bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
4 Jun 2007 6:59PM
excellent detail.....
joseph 11 England
4 Jun 2007 8:11PM
Hi Adrian...Such a fine shot mate...Click.
4 Jun 2007 10:45PM
Absolutely fantastic Puffin portrait and closeup Adrian!

Congrats on the Editor's Choice on your "Torrents" image - well deserved indeed!

shortski 11 3 1 England
4 Jun 2007 11:12PM
Amazing image...jojo
Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
5 Jun 2007 12:36AM
Stunning detail Adrian - I wish I could give more than one vote. Lol! Smile
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 1:36PM
Awesome colours and detail Adrian a cracker mate.

5 Jun 2007 6:03PM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks, always appreciated, Adrian
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 6:13PM
Superbly detailed shot Adrian, really stunning!

5 Jun 2007 7:29PM
Adrian, an absolutely outstanding image in detail, colour and composition. I love the sun in the eye!

5 Jun 2007 9:19PM
Brilliant image, fatastic!

norton 13 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 9:23PM
Stunning shot Adrian the detail and clarity are spot-on,superb colour too.
Well captured........

Malc_V 11 England
5 Jun 2007 9:26PM
Magnificent close up Adrian, the detail and colour are superb.

Nice one.

terry_cavner 12 332 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 8:09AM
Superb Capture...They have some strange names those Shetlanders a renowned old guy who sometimes played music in the Lounge Bar in Lerwick was called Peerie Willie
DYankee 11 6 United States
6 Jun 2007 3:09PM
Sorry that I've been away and missed this.
You have come back with such a masterful work of art! As you may have guessed, I love nature and all the creatures (great and small), so this is a TOTAL WINNER with me! It goes beyond being 'a photo of a bird' to being a portrait of an amazing Puffin with personality, character, and so much more!
Dawn Smile
6 Jun 2007 7:13PM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks really appreciate them, Adrian
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:32PM
Perfect, looks like a studio shot.
8 Jun 2007 1:12PM
Excellent detail and beautiful colours. Amazing shot! Great work! //Benjamin
Marian 11 62 England
12 Jun 2007 11:15PM
Lovely work.
13 Jun 2007 11:40PM
Well done Adrian.
firzhugh 12 13 New Zealand
17 Jun 2007 6:10PM
great shot, love the sparkle in the eye
MickS 12 23 14 England
17 Jun 2007 10:26PM
Watcha Adrian,
well caught bird portrait.
annefromleo 11 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2007 10:21PM
truly wonderful
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Jul 2007 4:07PM
A brilliant portrait shot of this puffin, this is the best i've ever seen of this bird on epz. The detail and clarity is astounding. Like the bright eye and sad doleful expression you've captured
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2007 3:49PM
Hi Adrian,
He's absolute class as he sit's watching the red faced photographer taken his profile shot and getting a really good one too so it was worth it on both parts. He's a cracker. Hope you are both fine. Take care.AnnSmile
pamelajean Plus
11 994 1924 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2007 7:33PM
I agree with all that has been said, and the number of votes says even more......wonderful.
Kim Walton 13 145 30 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 12:08PM
nice catch light.
proz 12 205 United States
11 Sep 2007 7:51PM
exceptional shot.
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
19 Oct 2007 3:43AM
Perfect,,,these guys are so colourful and yet always strike me as being sad.
Beautiful capture.
Awesome shot, Adrian.....
Hoping all is well........Happy Holidays to you and your family,
Suzan Smile
csr 10 3 England
2 Jun 2008 8:26PM
Top quality shot. The lighting and focus are excellent.
VNelson 12 3 United States
11 Jun 2008 8:25AM
I may have patience but you have that and fortitude as well. Marvellous shot and a great description.
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
28 Jun 2008 3:22PM
What a beautiful head shot !

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