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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F90x, Nikon 200-500 mm., Fuji Superia 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Puffins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-16 4:39
Viewed: 7497
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not a smoker, but I like puffin. It's a kind a joke you often hear when you visit Iceland.
Iceland is for me the land of the puffins. On an island called Ingolshöfdi, not far from the capital Reykjavik, I saw thousands of these cute, colorful birds.
The puffin is a very curious bird and not afraid of peolple at all. When I took this photo I was lying in the grass and enjoyed the sight of hundreds of puffins. This one just had caught a sand-eel and kept me company for a couple of seconds.
In the breeding season puffins have large, colorful bills. After the season the bill gets smaller and will turn yellow.
For me the puffin is one of the highlights in the world of birds!

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I am so jealous, its been forever since I am trying to get these guys on my camera, I had so much bad luck in Alska, regardless I've seen them they were always too far and I was on a shaky boat in bad weather...

Spectacular shot Zeno. What a catch, for you and the Puffin. The only nit is the end of the tail is missing. Great looking bird. Nice one. Thanks

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-16 6:43]

Superb puffin Zeno. Such a great shot with the fish in his mouth. Good catch from you and the puffin. Well done and TFS.

This is so cute... nice exposure, god POV and perfect focus on it's eyes

looks very cute with the fish in its mouth:) ı wih you had not cut the tail and I wish there were less noise..

Nice image Zeno. Great timing to catch it with a fish in its mouth. Your image is nice and sharp with good detail. Maybe pass it through NeatImage and possibly (not sure) Shadow/Highlight? I like your composition, DOF and background. The cut off tail does not bother me. I like it. TFS :)

Lovely shot of puffin. Nice composition, details, colour and DOF. I love this image so much. (It looks cold, though...)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-16 22:20]

Une superbe photo mème si le temps était sombre.

Cet oiseau est magnifique et les couleurs splendides.

Félicitations !!

Such a great catch... :) Both for you and the Puffin.

Exceptional colors and details. Very well done. I mourn the missed tail with you.


Nice shot. I like the composition. Puffin are always nice to see on TN. Well done.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-17 8:54]

Superb puffin and the shot. Very good colours, sharpness and DOF. I like it. well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-06-02 22:18]

This is cool moment you catch ,with sharp details.

Teno, this is so nice. That fish in the beak is so charactristic.

very nice detail

This is one bird I want to see!!
You've not only seen them but got good photos of them!! Great shot here...
TFS :)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-05-08 16:11]

Hoi Zeno, deze is ook echt super. Helemaal fantastisch om deze in de natuur te spotten. Goede reden voor een tochtje ijsland, moet ook een erg leuke stad zijn.
Gefeliciteerd met dit prachtige shot. Groet reina

Hi Zeno,
now you have uploaded a bird that I would like to see for real as I think that they are just so very photogenic.We have these birds here in Canada as well but I would have to travel hundreds of kms to get to where I could see one,so your picture will do nicely for me for now.This photo has good detail,colour and focus going for it, with just a little background noise but that is what happens often on resizing for TN.Very nice and thanks for sharing . Bob

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2010-08-18 15:35]

This is really a wonderful shot. Soft lighting is very nice. Gary

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