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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 11:35
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The second time I visited Handa Island in the north west of Scotland. Luckily just on that day the weather was sunny and rain came back only in late afternoon.
I had the opportunity to take shots of the puffins there and they were quite near.

Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Like many auks, puffins eat both fish and zooplankton, but feed their chicks primarily with small marine fish several times a day. The prey species of the Atlantic puffin include the sandeel, herring and capelin

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-29 11:50]

Salut Pierre.Un rencontre magnifique depuis cette ile ecossaises que je ne connaissais pas.Capture parfaite de ce petit oiseau qu'on peu voir beaucoup au Nord,pose magnifique et une qualite' absolument super! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-05-29 12:02]

Hello Pierre,
Very beautiful clear photo of this lovely puffin in excellent sharpness and a good composition. Splendid background too.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-29 20:58]

Hello Pierre,
What a neat shot of such a beautiful bird. I would love to see one in the wild someday, they are so unique looking. The composition is excellent and colors simply gorgeous. Focus is sharp revealing much detail of both bird and pretty surroundings. A top quality image!!

Very charming picture of a Puffin standing alone on the hill side strewn with wild flowers, Pierre.
Nice perspective with that grey BG of clouds, I guess.

Salut Pierre,
une très belle photo de macareux, bien composée dans son milieu naturel.
Bonne netteté sur l'oiseau et de belles couleurs

Simply outstanding.....

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-06-18 9:10]

Hola Pierre, hermosa foto de esta bellísima especie, entorno, composición,manejo de la luz y el color de lo mejor...saludos.

Bonjour Pierre,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Macareux moine. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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