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Puffin & Sand Eels

Puffin & Sand Eels
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, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 14:17
Viewed: 4125
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Following on from my last Puffin shot.A Puffin with a mouthful of Sand Eels ready to feed the little one.Taken at Skomer Island in West Wales,UK.
Many thanks to everyone who has commented on all my previous shots,very much appreciated.

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Wow! the classic Puffin shot with a mouthful of fish. Great capture Andrew, superb sharpness and colour. Great composition and level POV. Really nice work.

Very nice Andrew...and that's a mouthful ;-)
Very well done.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-27 14:52]

Hi Andrew,
Another beautiful portrait, excellent detail and colour, great work.

Excellent composition, details, colours and general quality. Not only in this shot, but in the previous ones too.
In this one am not very convinced with the framing, but of course a personal taste.
My late welcome to TN Andrew. TFS.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-27 15:24]

Hello Andrew, this is a great shot. Lovley details and the light is beautiful. I really like this one, well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-27 15:36]

Hi Andrew,
This is a fabulous shot!
Good lighting, nice POV and great sharpness,
excellent composition and beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-02-27 15:47]

Hello Andrew,
Amazing this shot, never seen it before, great capture. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-27 16:23]

Absolutly beautiful, what a great shot. Wonderful details, sharp and clear. Lovely colors the POV is right on. Great composition.

Anothre excellent capture Andrew,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-27 20:54]

Haha... this little guy really has a mouthful. Great POV and beautiful colors. There might have been a tad of oversharpening, but good details and exposure. TFS, Andrew. : )

Hello Andrew,

I am running behind in my critiques and have decided to expedite the process by this method, once again.

However, I did wish to give a well deserved smiley for this wonderful posting.

Not an easy thing to do without fingers, amazing!

Thank you, for your understanding.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-28 15:24]

Hello Andrew , nice shot , super with his lunch ,good detail colours and compositie ,good job , Greeting Teunie .

Hi Andrew

Not much more I can add to what has already been said. :-) Thank you!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-28 21:11]


Merveilleuse capture,l'éclairage est vraiment excellent. Les détails sont parfaits et les couleurs sont juste et éclatantes.

Merci Andrew!


So wonderful! I love these puffins! Great capture with beautiful colors. Good DOF and excellent POV and details. Thanks for sharing!

Great capture, Andrew!!!

Simply stunning. Super sharp bird and wonderfully blurred background. Fantastic composition. I've never seen a puffin but I would say iy looks a touch over exposed. I could be wrong. You've obviously an excellent photographer (better than me!) so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt!

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