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Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrew Roberts (proberts) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 60] (646)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-23 6:43
Viewed: 5644
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An Atlantic Puffin taken at Skomer Island off the coast of West Wales.These Pigeon sized birds come to this world famous island to lay their eggs.Their nests are built into burrows in the ground and they feed their young by going out to sea and catching Sand Eels.

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its a perfect profile portrait..an no fish which is a bit corny now
top ranking shot from what appears to be the most successful camera marque...which isnt everything but it got you there
the sigma performance is exemplary...i have a 28 200 mini on my minolta x-700 and its sharp..
well taken..
cheers andrew

Hi Andrew,
Brilliant shot on this beautiful bird,
perfect exposure and excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

this a great shot.... wonderfull colour and sharpness... well done:) regards

Hi Andrew,

Well done on this capture and details.
More room is needed in front as it is abit tight.


Very nice shot! I know that is difficult to see this animal soo close, so congratulation!
I saw this beautiful animal sin iceland!
Bye Tom

What fantastic looking birds, thanks for letting me recognize just how beautiful they are up close!

Nice capture of beautiful bird. Excellent exposure, sharpness and background.

super andrew
couleurs netteté et DOF.

That is Puffin brilliant Andrew! Great colour and sharpness, nice presentation. Very good work.

Great picture!! I love the colours of this beautifull bird..! Perfect detail en sharpness!!
TFS Cris

Superb photo!
DOF,BG and colours perfect in Harmony!

Hí Andrew,
very good POV and details. Lovely colours.
But it's a bit tight to the left.
Well done.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-02-23 13:43]

fantastic shot. nothign mych to critique... very well done. Crystal clear, very good presentation, good OOF BG and excellent frame.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-23 13:51]

Hello Andrew, A Beautifull photo from this , bird,colours sharpnes pov and dof ,very good ,
thanks greeting Teunie .

Clear, sharp and lovely warm colour... gotta give this a BIG smile

Hi Andrew!
Excellent! Wonderfull colors, light, details and composition! Great work!
TFS ;-)

Pretty much perfection personified Andrew! :)

I get a bit bored of these personally, but probably cos I see so many on epz, anyway one can't fail but be impressed by the quality of images like these so well done!


Perfect portrait! Great composition and super-super sharp!
I'm in awe at your competition win, can we see the shot that won it for you?
Or some shots from Namibia?
I look forward to more from you.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-23 16:33]

Hi Andrew,
Fantastic profile, excellent detail and colour in this, very nice shot.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-23 16:38]

Hi Andrew,
this puffin is adorable. Very nice sharp details, the colors and POV are outstanding. Beautiful composition.

Stunning capture Andrew,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-23 17:12]

Hello Andrew, welcome to TN. This is a fantastic portrait of a puffin. Excellent exposure and superb details - great compositon too. Very well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-23 20:00]

Andrew, a lovely and, to me, a rather funny capture, which is great.

Great and vivid colors, excellent blurred bg.

I enjoy sharpness too.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-23 20:35]

What a beautiful shot, Andrew. Such sharp details and good values in the colors, particularly the black. A perfect POV for a formal portrait of this cute and interesting bird. The BG is lovely. TFS. : )

A cracking image Andrew and very sharp too.

This is an outstanding shot!
Picture is very clear, has perfect DOF and details, superb lightning too. Love the colours and tight framing.
Very well done on this one!
Welcome to TN!

Classical beauty, perfectly taken.
Thanks and congratulations!

A Mona Lisa (la Gioconda) Big Smile!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-26 7:09]

Hi Andrew, suburb shot, well balanced! The lighting is excellent I like the way the photo is build, green and a little busy at the bottom, well balanced background and an almost "triste" expression. An other winner, congratulations Reina

Wonderful picture, DOF, such detail!!!

Oh wow,

Great image quality. I like the colors and the comp.


hi andrew,
great portrait of such a funny looking animal with beautiful colours,good POV and well seen details.thank you for sharing.

Hi Andrew,

amazing picture. Colors and sharpness are perfect.
Great composition.

TFS Tatjana

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