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Managed to get my first trip onto Skomer Island, at the second attempt - On the first attempt we were turned away because the northerly wind was making it impossible to land on Skomer.
Thanks to Tom & Andrew for a brilliant first day on Skomer.

Thanks to all for looking, hope you enjoy the image

Tags: General Puffin Bird Skomer Nikon d90 Sand eels Wildlife and nature Westerner

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lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 10:58PM
a superb capture!!! x x

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proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
4 Jun 2010 10:09AM
Nice one Phil.
Only crit of this is you could try and pull some of the detail out of the black areas and also a lower view point of the Puffin would have been better than looking down on him. Try in future to get eye level to them and it will make a far better shot.
Sunburnt and hurting today though.Ouch.
4 Jun 2010 2:52PM
I agree with Andrew's advice.
You did well to cope with the bright sunlight though.
Well done.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
4 Jun 2010 2:58PM
So, I am the only one who haven't managed to get there then.... Sad
7 Jun 2010 7:02PM
Thanks for looking, and comments, everyone.
This was one of the few puffins that didn't bolt straight into its burrow when it returned with the sand eels - I'm just pleased to have got a shot of a puffin with sand eels in its beak

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