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    Posted: 14 May 2010 at 21:18
So....here are a few photos from friday of the meeting......puffins !

We went to Skomer island to see those lovely creatures :-)
















Edited by jkp1 - 17 May 2010 at 15:23
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2010 at 22:07
Beautiful shots jkp1.
I've been there a couple of times. Never managed to even see this funny creatures.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2010 at 09:02
My initial contribution...

#1 Waiting for the boat


#2 Choppy


#3 Fat puffin


#4 Thin puffin


#5 Return of the boat


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Nice series both, weather is good by the looks of it so I'm looking forward to more. It seems that jkp1 was much closer to the puffins than Bob (look at the exifs), but all are great pictures of these strange but special birds
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2010 at 09:47
Yes, more. Puffins, sea and boats - great subjects for you. Especially the puffins - exposure nightmares though they are (fabulous job on that with the first shot jkp1).
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Finally some pics! It sure took you guys a while.

Very nice puffin pics, looks like you got extremely close to some of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WildWater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2010 at 00:24
One Puffin

Two Puffins getting together

Two Puffins setting up home

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Puffins in Flight... I guess they must be quite bulky for their wing size because they sure fly fast - or so it seemed to me who has almost no experience of BIF. As well as these two I now have very large collection for my proposed book "Foreground to Background Bokeh"



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2010 at 11:07
Great puffin in flight shot Chris - the classic one I wanted to get was as they have just flown up the cliff and spend a second hovering at the cliff edge before plonking themselves down - but I think I'd have had to have been very luck to get it.

@pegelli: I did get a number of shots closer than that but was rather taken with those two against the out-of-focus sea... and to be honest I was amazed to get anything with a 75-300 kit lens coupled with a generic x2 teleconverter (equivalent 600mm f11.0!)..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WildWater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2010 at 11:31
I can help with the plonking bit - graceful in the water, agile in the air but landings not so good... I know I shouldn't be anthropomorphising but it so hard to resist

Control to Puffin "Landing site obstructed - please divert.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2010 at 11:41
Of course, it was not all about puffins (although I've got some more puffin shots myself) - there were also flowers:

Celandine..

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& Wild garlic

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You lucky people...what great weather it looks like you had! Lovely shots so far, especially all those terrific puffins; I'm really jealous and looking forward to seeing lots more from your weekend.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote WildWater Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2010 at 22:20
I still can't work out why the Welsh Sphinx at Broad Haven isn't more famous.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Buckmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2010 at 00:00
JKP1
Wow! Incredible photos of the puffins!
What gear was used/? and how close were you to them?
They are just great!
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