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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (MarkMowbray) (16)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-30
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/6400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-28 6:42
Viewed: 313
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. It is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean; two related species, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin, are found in the northeastern Pacific. The Atlantic puffin breeds in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, and the Faroe Islands, and as far south as Maine in the west and the west coast of Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom in the east. Although it has a large population and a wide range, the species has declined rapidly, at least in parts of its range, resulting in it being rated as vulnerable by the IUCN. On land, it has the typical upright stance of an auk. At sea, it swims on the surface and feeds mainly on small fish, which it catches by diving under water, using its wings for propulsion.

Canon 7D mkii
Canon 600mm F4 IS lens
1/6400 sec

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hello Mark
une superbe prise de vue en vol, ce Macareux est dans une très belle position, bons détails
Bonne soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-28 12:19]

Waaw Mark,fantastic capture of this puffin landing,the front prospect is absolutely amazing,impressive timing and sharpness too,masterwork! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Mark, fantastic in-flight capture, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mark,
Very nice details and excellent focus. I like the amazing contrast against the blue sky....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-29 7:45]

Hello Mark,
Beautiful in flight photo of this puffin. Great timing, sharpness and composition. Splendid contrasting colors.

Great picture of this funny bird! I have just been reading that up in Canada they are experiencing a die-off due to climate change, so we need pictures of birds like this to remind us of how wonderful they are.

It's a pity we are allowed a puny sized picture here on TN, Mark. I would have enjoyed a much larger version. Nevertheless, it is a splendid capture at shutter speed 6400.

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