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Puffin Posing

Puffin Posing
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 13:05
Viewed: 2965
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another from my Farne Islands trip - this one from Staple Island, an island famed for its puffin breeding colonies at this time of year.

Taken with my new Sigma 120-400 (which incidentally I now LOVE after this trip) at nearly full reach, with monopod. I really wanted to catch one of these little guys flapping its wings, and really wanted to get one with sand eels in its mouth.

Set the shutter speed combo to give just a little bit of movement in the wings...

Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

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Doug, this is a beautiful shot of the Puffin. Excellent job. Thanks for commenting on my heron. Bill

Hi Doug,
Beutiful puffin. Great light and action in the wings. The fish in its mouth is wonderful timing. Good stuff.

Hi Doug,
Nice photography.Excellent timing and great colour.Good details..


nice timing.

slightly overexposed with some burnt out highlights but all in all its a lovely image.

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