Close Call

By chris-p
My first attempt at this type of photography...huge respect for those that 'can' ..... had fun but got lots of blue sky and nothin else on many shots Smile

Tags: Puffins Northumberland General Farne islands Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Northscapemay08

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TelStar 17 116 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 5:35PM
Great stuff, Chris; love it. They're fabulous creatures, great fun to watch and speedy flyers.

fatmod 16 22 England
27 May 2008 5:35PM
a fantastic capture love it
richardc39 18 2
27 May 2008 5:37PM
Superb shot.
27 May 2008 5:37PM
Brilliant timing!

WillieH 17 2 Scotland
27 May 2008 5:39PM
First attempt superb image, cant wait to see the next well done its a cracker.

Kind Regards Willie
27 May 2008 5:40PM
Superb shot.... lovely quality..

Nikki !!
(( could be amazing also..))
Briwooly 17 454 6 England
27 May 2008 5:41PM
Superb Chris wonderful shot and great timing

AlleyCatz 16 274 6 England
27 May 2008 5:41PM
Excellent first attempt.
Love how he is coming right at you!
(and the one peeping over the rock)

Did you get wet on the boat Smile

banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4334 Canada
27 May 2008 5:45PM
Fantastic, terrific timing

chris-p Plus
17 75 England
27 May 2008 5:45PM

Alley.... sure did and got 'bombed' a time or two....bird poo spreads far and wide Wink
27 May 2008 5:46PM
nice first attempt
CHIPPYX1X 16 2 England
27 May 2008 5:46PM
Wow what a cracking shot with great timing
lonely_oryx 15 61 55 England
27 May 2008 5:48PM
Excellent capture
Paddy 20 254 8 England
27 May 2008 5:52PM
this is great, what a wonderful capture that one looks as though it going to bite the one flying in, excellent work SmileP
BTW where is this ?
27 May 2008 5:54PM
Your photo is fantastic it looks like an oil painting and the first attempt you deserve a credit. kaz
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
27 May 2008 5:55PM
Nice one Chris! Lots going on here.
How did the other 835 shots come out then? Wink

Cheers, Goggz
BarbaraR 16 1.3k 1 England
27 May 2008 5:58PM
That's super, all the action captured.
Very well done.

LesF 16 182 9
27 May 2008 6:09PM
Well done for the first time Chris never done out like this so difficult to comment but if you enjoyed it that is what maters

Les F
27 May 2008 6:12PM
Superb shot well Done!!!
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
27 May 2008 6:19PM
Paddy...taken on the Farne Islands,Northumberland
Goggz...lots of fuzzy feathers and empty skies Wink
FujiJan 15 3 England
27 May 2008 6:21PM
cracking shot...
Moj_o 14 10 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 6:26PM
Nice one Chris! Smile Lovely to meet you.

chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
27 May 2008 6:28PM
Hey Chris...well done you,a good capture there coming straight out of the screen.A real interesting little group with plenty of action too.I do like the way you have kept in the Puffin peeping over the top of the rocks,many would have 'removed' him methinks Wink

No such thing as empty skies....just 'in flight shots '
Well done carting that hookin' great lens around all day,it payed off !
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
27 May 2008 6:36PM
Thanks Janet...brill weekend and thanks everso for your help...still recovering from that b**y lens Wink
Good to meet you too Betty ....
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 6:43PM
Way better than anything I got from my visit there 10 years ago, but wouldn't have minded that lens Smile
JeanE 16 England
27 May 2008 6:50PM
Theres a touch of humour in this wonderful image, well seen and captured.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
27 May 2008 7:08PM
A fantastic first of it's kind shot Chris. One of my dreams to photograph Puffins . Such a wonderful different image including the one starting to peep over . You certainly got your money's worth . xxxx
DaveHobbo 16 10 England
27 May 2008 7:40PM

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obriendavy 15 53 Ireland
27 May 2008 7:42PM
A super shot, pin sharp and great colour. Beautifully captured.

martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 7:45PM

Quote:My first attempt at this type of photography
Are you sure you're not kidding us Mr Plumbe!!. Cracking shot in my book mate.
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
27 May 2008 7:48PM
lol...honest Smile

Cheers ..
CathyT 16 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 7:49PM
WOW...fantastic shot Chris.
richardwheel 17 217 2 England
27 May 2008 7:52PM
yep lugging that great thing around was well worth it, great stuff
OAKEY 14 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:01PM
This is a stunner of a shot. Just love it. Shaun
27 May 2008 8:08PM
This is a cracker Chris! Cracker Chris, mmm ..... Cracker Chris.

Yup good to see you again, John.
John_Horner 17 12 2 England
27 May 2008 8:12PM
This is a cracking capture for your first attempt Chris. God knows what you are capable of after a few attempts.
Great work.
SurreyHillsMan 15 27 2 England
27 May 2008 8:46PM
First attempt?!! ... brillaint, fabulous timing, great colours and detail... well done indeed!

Ingleman 15 9 4
27 May 2008 8:49PM
This is so good it's difficult to believe it's your first attempt. Excellent detail and precision focusing ...superb image. Andy I
Valerie1 15 68 Northern Ireland
27 May 2008 9:10PM
A brillant first with lots going on in it.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
27 May 2008 9:23PM
well done

great fun shot too! Loads of detail

GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 9:40PM
A well timed shot Chris & it made me smile, hope I can do as well in July when we visit the Farne Islands
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
27 May 2008 11:06PM
Thankyou....Hope you have a great time Glynnis Smile
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 11:26PM
Fantastic capture Chris, love the one peeping over the rock ... and the detail throughout is excellent.

v8dunc 15 333 4 Scotland
27 May 2008 11:42PM
Nice sharp pic Chris,more things to practice now

Cheers Duncan
28 May 2008 7:19AM
This is excellent, never easy to frame on the move when you're at this focal length, very well done. The action couldn't be better here, crash landing about to happen did you take any more in the series?

All the very best
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
28 May 2008 7:32AM
Thankyou....and yes i have a sequence Dougie Smile
Richsr 15 91 223 England
28 May 2008 8:54AM
Like the details in this and certainly well timed Chris.
Well captured - Regards Richard.
whiteswan01 14 13 England
28 May 2008 8:57AM
great shot great detail well captured Dawn
angej 18 479 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 9:34AM
Love it Chris, really different from the usual Puffin shotsSmile
Iain_Proudfoot 16 40 2 Ireland
28 May 2008 3:28PM
A magnificent photograph. Well done.

Warm regards, Iain.
bzbee 18 108 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 4:03PM
This is very VERY good
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
28 May 2008 5:24PM
Thankyou...and thanks 'xinia' for your award Smile
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 9:26PM
Brilliant AND amusing shot.

shortski 16 3 1 England
29 May 2008 12:13AM
Bloody good for a first attempt what a cracking shot...jojo
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
29 May 2008 6:32PM
Thankyou....and thanks Adam for the award Smile
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 1:00PM
Hi Chris,

Sorry for not leaving a comment, but I discoverd I had a virus on my machine as I was typing it the other day - one major re-install later and the PC is now working again.

I like the composition of this. The bird in flight is by no means the sole focal point and infact the perimeter of its wing span kind of acts as an umberella that sign posts the eyes to whats happening below. The two puffins on the outer edges looking in opposite directionss couldn't be better, but my favorite is the 'bod' styled head popping up in the background. All superb. My only minor gripe is that for my taste there is too much sky - perhaps a slight crop might be in order.

Good to meet you Chris - I look forward to meeting you again sometime soon.


Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 12:01PM
brilliant, thought you would have got an award for this one Smile
WOW.....Great job capturing these little guys....

Excellent timing and capture, I would've thought you photograph them on a regular basis, not being your first.....Luv this!

Suzan Smile
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
2 Jun 2008 10:11PM
Thanks..... Smile
User_Removed 18 4 11 England
3 Jun 2008 6:30PM
Totally awesome image - inspiring. Sylv.
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
3 Jun 2008 10:06PM
Thankyou...and thanks Adam Smile
SueTurner 18 81 3 England
5 Jun 2008 10:20PM
such a brill shot of bird interaction
7 Jun 2008 9:54PM
Fantastic, well caught all of your puffin shots
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2008 5:01PM
Excellent capture.
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
16 Jun 2008 11:47PM
Thanks Nick,,,,
tripodted 17 32 1 Northern Ireland
18 Jun 2008 7:03AM
Cracker image, Chris.
Emmog 13 38 1 England
6 Jun 2009 8:11PM
It looks like you had a lot of fun and it looks like, from this shot that, you are one of those people who can.
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
16 Jun 2009 1:03PM
borojohn 13 18 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 5:29PM
Just had my first visit to the Farne islands. Filled 2 cards with Puffins. None as good as this, well done. Love it. Mind you, I am a novice. Watch this space ....

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