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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Birds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 8:40
Viewed: 3718
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Atlantic Puffin flying over Vestmannaeyjar cliffs. It was a very windy day and it was really difficult to "catch" this birds flying so fast. It took me few days to have picture I wanted.

To take this shot I used my friends camera (Thanks a lot Michal!!!): Canon 350D with 80-200 4 L lens and flash Canon 580EX.

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To jstewart: Being patientAntarctic 1 10-16 07:21
To trevorbayliss: It was really close!Antarctic 1 10-15 11:21
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Hi Piotr,
A wonderful image, I like a lot the action on it, colours and details, it´s not easy to take birds in flight with scrse light as you did it. Congratulations

What a fine photo with this bird in flight. The bird is shown very sharp despite its obvious mouvement. Lighting solution is very well chosen.
Well done

Hello Piotr
I admire and concur with your research so as to get this great capture.
Very good sharpness and just enough movement in the wings to show the speed of this Puffin..Good use of the flash also...You must have been hanging over a cliff with a 200mm lense!!..Great capture.
All the Best

Hello Piotr,
Excellent inflight shot on this flying Puffin especially the waterdrops leaving it's feet! simply beautiful
the image is sharp with good colour and details
well done

Hello Piotr,

Superb capture.
Nice cilours with excellent focus.
Good composition and light.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-15 13:23]

Hola amigo,
fina captura,
efectivo foco y pov,
detalles hermosos, buen trabajo

Extraordinary image. Can't imagine spending a few days to get the one shot you want. I'm not that patient!
My only comment is that your puffin is rather crowded by a very tight crop. I think it needs more space. In my camera club the advice is that bird pics look best when the bird has more space to "fly into" and less space where it is coming from. I agree with this - it gives more of a forward motion to the bird rather than it being a static image.

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