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    Posted: 12 June 2019 at 08:26
Thanks all, I personally like #8 myself and I wasn't sure about #12 initially because I expected the bokeh to be very busy but it doesn't seem bad for the most part.

@Mike - queueing is worth it for sure. But to really experience the island you have to stay over (its a minimum 2 nights stay). I hear at night time you get about the half a million Manx Shearwater flying across the island which means and sound of them flying across is amazing (or so I hear). Also the fact that you are on an island with very people itself is novel. The whole experience is unique and should be on everyone's bucket list especially if you like nature and birds.

@Neil - I wonder if they mind me coming along with my camera, you should put in a good word for me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2019 at 17:50
Another vote for #8 ! TFS Anand
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I would SO love to photograph these birds! Worth the very long lineup I imagine!

Of the first bunch I like number 8 best and of the second group number 12! Nicely caught.

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Hi Anand,

A great set of additional images and I too am taken by #'s 8 for the landing and, especially, #12 for the level of detail you've managed to capture in the bird. I also notice in that image that it doesn't appear to be ringed - I'll have to have a word with my Birding Neighbor who is 'in' to such things and who is a Skomer regular!

I will also be looking forward to the ground shots!

Thanks for the additional images and best regards, Neil.
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Wonderful additions to this set, each and every one of them.
Particularly #8 with the landing bird being watched by its companions on the flowering meadow, and #12 captured is such magnificent detail.
Quite a feat. I've only ever seen puffins from a ship, and was surprised at how small and swift they were in flight.
Looking forward to those promised images of them on the ground.
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Must be such fun shooting these birds!

Love the wider landing scene in #8.
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Thank you all for compliments, comment and looking. I haven't been ignoring you guys, just been very busy working and what little time I got processing a HUGE backlog!

Some of these are indeed cropped quite a lot (highest being #1 and #4 which are slightly over 2x crop!). #2 and #3 are least cropped of the lot.
Tracking these birds are exceptionally hard especially for someone out of practice for years. I have only got myself to blame really... I hope to go again and hopefully will do better next time

The lighting was a mixed bag, it was hard and sunny which meant plenty of light for higher shutter speeds. At the same time it was in the wrong direction many of the times which meant bird was in shadow.

A few more in flight for now...

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I confess to not looking at a lot of BIF images but these are fabulous. Some gorgeous colours in the background. Good subjects well caputuer I think.
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Wonderful work.
It must have been great fun capturing these.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2019 at 18:29
A great series of images - outstanding! Love #2!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2019 at 15:08
Thank for posting these pictures. It's always a treat to see different types of birds photographed well.
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Very nice!
6th I like the most, great backroung color, bokeh.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2019 at 13:37
Most interesting set, and it would have been quite a challenge getting such images of these small, fast flying birds.
It looks like there would have been some cropping to fill the frames, and the some of the images seem a tad over-processed on my screen. Nevertheless, there are some real crackers - ##2, 3, 5 and 7 are my favourites.
Looking forward to the on-the ground images when you post them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2019 at 10:27
#2 and #5 for me, although I can see why you'd like #1 best. Great stuff all round though - nice compositions. And who doesn't like puffins? So cute in flight.

Light seems to have been a challenge I guess? White birds can be so tough.

I wonder if you cropped some of these quite a lot and sharpened the backgrounds? Just asking as some of the bokeh balls (e.g. bottom left #4) look like they have cell division going on inside.
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