- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-09-04 7:35]
The colors and markings of this species are always a treat and here you have captured them superbly. Thank you James.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-04 7:37]
A superb capture of a Skomer Puffin, reminding me of the time I was there over 30 years ago! Lovely colour contrast against a fine blue sky and nice pose.
I was there at the end of May when the Lesser Black-backed Gull were nesting in an ocean of bluebells. There were lots of Puffins, Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Guillemots. A great place to remember and thanks for the reminder!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-04 7:52]
I always wanted to see a Puffin but I doubt I ever will. I wonder if they still come to Lundy Island? But I do love seeing them portrayed and this is a lovely view of one from a fine POV. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours against the blue sky.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-09-04 8:58]
I like pictured scene a lot. All captured objects and its combination re amazing. Of course the most impressive object is wonderful bird. Exposure, colours and lights, 3D-effect, POV and composition are the best too. Bravo . Well done.
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-04 9:00]
Great capture of this exuberant bird!
Excellent coloration, details and sharpness.
Pleasant composition, very interesting POV.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-09-04 9:09]
I have a dream - to see a real live Puffin one day. This is wonderful - colors, clarity, pose, setting, composition - all fantastic.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-09-04 9:25]
Thinking about Puffins and the United Kingdom's islands, I automatically go to the Farne islands:-). If I'm not mistaken you've already been there. You've been everywhere:-).
About the image...good you mentioned the reflected colour issue.
Thank you for the image and the accurate Skomer info.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-04 9:31]
Hi James. It looks as if it was just stood there for you showiing off his good side. I wonder why nature gave them such a colourful beak. Good detail and bright colours. TFS.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-09-04 9:34]
Definitely a much weather here :))
Sorry to hear you have to deal with such condition and from what Paul told me, it was more or less the same all summer. I hope you'll have a better one next year.
This is a gorgeous shot of this cute puffin. The details are exceptional and the colors are superb! I also like the lower POV that gives the puffin that lovely BG.
By the way, i still hope that one day (maybe even next year, if not in 2) we can go to that island not far from you and see them in their natural habitat.
Anyway, beautiful work!
Bravo and TFS
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-09-04 10:08]
fono pov, y bellos color y enfoque,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-04 10:45]
Very beautiful photo in wonderful clear colours and great sharpness. Excellent POV and composition. Fantastic blue BG.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-09-04 12:10]
Hi James, what a beauty! Great shot in all around my friend!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-09-04 13:48]
great capture for this colorsful sea-bird. Superb colors and sharp details, POV and composition also great. good notes always
TFS, best wishes
- joey (24909)
- [2008-09-04 13:56]
A fantastic quirky shot of this Puffin :-)
Very good sharpness.
Nice saturated colours.
Very well done,
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-09-04 14:42]
Aren't puffins wonderfully coloured! No wonder they are called the clowns of birdland!
This is a fine shot, capturing all the details of colour and texture.
Good composition against a lovely blue sky.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-09-04 20:02]
Wonderful shot of this great looking Puffin against the clear blue sky as BG. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed too. Thanks for sharing this image.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-09-04 20:48]
O.M.G this brings back some old memories, when I started out in television in Jersey many years ago, one of my duties was to operate Puffin for "Puffins Birthday Greetings" on Channel TV, aghhh the things we do to get ahead in life, excellent shot, superb colours, really stand out well against that perfect blue sky, worth a green smiley and fifty more for the memories, thanks :)
Cheers Rick ...
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-09-04 23:20]
I just yearn to see some of these one day. This shot is quite spectacular! Never have I seen one in this stance, in as many images I've viewed.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-09-04 23:49]
great shot from this bird in a beautiful pose.
Beautiful coloured picture.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-09-05 2:35]
Thank you for sharing this beautiful image of the Puffin standing proud of it's own!
I loved the reflection of colour from it's feed on the plummage!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-05 2:58]
A nice capture of this beautiful puffin bird. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-09-05 19:35]
Hello James, I am not sure whether we have such birds in our country. This is a well timed and well focused shot. Perfect colors and superb clarity shot. Good work /Ganesh
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-09-07 6:40]
It seems you guys have had a horrible summer. Hopefully you guys are more spared during the fall season.
I always love the photos of the puffins. They have this sweet innocent expression and also a little clown like expression. This one posed perfectly for you, with a nice side profile. Your low POV or its high POV gave the photo a other type of dimension and made it look big. The clear blue sky allowed for clear edges and wonderful exposure.
- anilnediyara (780)
- [2010-01-11 3:19]
This is one of my favourite bird, You have shot it in an unorthodox way and I just loved it.
Thank you for sharing it with us.