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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Puffins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 16:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
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Iceland is amazing.. This is a country where you will continuously be surprised by the scenery..! If you drive trough the country, you will see every 15 minutes a changing scenery. Spectacular scenery.. We wanted to see puffins, and i couldn’t wait.. we drove from Grundarsfjordur to Latrabjarg, a 6 hours drive, but it was more than worth it! We have seen Puffins in 3 places on Iceland, but this is where you get the closest! Only 50 cm distance is not unusual! I loved it, and not only for the puffins, but for the other birds like razorbills aswel! Puffins are rather small, they are only 18 cm tall, but so full of faith in people and thats why you can get so close, wonderful..Used PS CSII for PP

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-09 17:00]

Ciao olger, bella foto!
Buoni dettagli, bei colori e ottima composizione, bravo!


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-09 17:08]

Hi Olger,

Very nice composed shot of this puffin,I like the pink OOF flower in the FG as well,well done and TFS,


Excellent photo! I love your composition with the flowers in the foreground and the atypical pose of the puffin. If I had to make a critical comment, which is a stretch since the the photo is so nearly perfect, I'd like to see slightly more depth of field to keep the tail of the puffin in focus, but that is so unimportant that it is hardly worth mentioning. Great work, and your comments make me want to go Iceland.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-09 18:15]

Hi Olger,
Lovely shot of this Puffin, good detail, excellent exposure and interesting POV. We have a lot of them in the UK too, 70,000 pairs on the Farne Islands alone. I agree with your note, it's nice that they have no fear of humans, amazing to just sit and watch. Great shot.

Hello Olger, excllent details, Bg, POv DOF Perfect colors and focus on the eye, great lighting, Nice Job, TFS Kyle

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-09 23:35]

What a cute puffin. It is such a lovely composition with this colorful bird standing on the grass amid the flowers. He looks very interested in whatever he is looking at. Great expression.
Iceland sure sounds like a great place to visit.
TFS. : )

Lovely shot, Olger.
I guess the BG is the grey sky; it suits the picture very well.

I need to take a picture of a puffin! :D

Hi Olger

Excellent work. Nice POV, good depth of colour. Well done :-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-10 18:16]

Bonjour Olger!

Bravo pour cette belle présentation,les couleurs sont belles et la pose de l'oiseau et celui ci sont extras.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-12 3:48]

Hello Olger,
Funny capture.POV,details,colors,expression on face,framing and composition are wonderful.Exposure is spot on.Excellent work!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-12 14:53]

Hallo Olger, Hele mooie foto van de puffin ,lief koppie heeft hij , mooie kleuren compositie pov en bg , hij zag waarschijnlijk dat hij op de foto genomen werd , tfs ,Groeten Teunie .

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-07-22 5:26]

Prachtige, scherpe plaat Olger! Goed kleuren, mooie compositie en heel veel details. Hoe was IJsland?? En hoe gaat het met jou?


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  • Zdeno (18)
  • [2006-12-14 6:14]

Hi Olger,
very nice colors, nice view with flowers.

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  • iamxa (82)
  • [2008-07-06 9:01]

Hi Olger.
As you say, take pictures to puffins is very, very, very dificult, so I'm very happy to see this of you.
Congratulations, because is no only the dificult to take the picture, also the image is very well done, the color, the scenary, the pow, really, thank you very much for your present.

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