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Puffins
LucyBDA


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Date: Jun 6, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Statistics
Place: 149 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.2505
Avg (commenters): 7.1098
Avg (participants): 6.2215
Avg (non-participants): 6.4125
Views since voting: 1419
Views during voting: 765
Votes: 527
Comments: 85
Favorites: 10 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:35:10 PM
So cute moment ! Just have added it to my favs, it's a charming photo, the birds with their coloured beak are very amusing.
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03/17/2009 10:30:41 PM
Nice! There are only a few places in the world you can get to see them, very lucky photographer. :)
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03/17/2009 09:24:58 PM
Adorable! Very good capture! 7
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03/17/2009 07:44:57 PM
Puffins are just too cool. The eye really pops in the one reaching out, and I'm liking the DOF.
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03/17/2009 05:13:31 PM
Great shot, but the sharp eduge to the blue on the bottom is a bit distracting from the subject.
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03/17/2009 04:27:01 PM
AWWWW! :)
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03/17/2009 02:28:12 PM
got my vote I really like these guys great color
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03/17/2009 12:07:17 PM
Lovely capture!
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03/17/2009 10:01:38 AM
Cute little things - great to photograph. Wish the photo was a bit sharper. The bottom left blurry corner is distracting - Some advanced editing might have helped that.
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03/17/2009 06:17:36 AM
Good timing and great capture, perfect focus and DOF, well done
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03/17/2009 02:05:22 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 11:28:34 PM
I think the title should be 'Kissies?'.

Too cute.
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03/16/2009 06:14:03 PM
Somebody is getting told off here. LOL Nice puffins.
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03/16/2009 12:59:52 PM
this is amazing - great capture
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03/16/2009 11:38:57 AM
Aw, what a cute pose to get! Nice DOF and good colors, I think this is adorable.
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03/16/2009 11:03:32 AM
Can't remember whose profile I saw this (or something very similar) in... But that's not the point, right? This is WONDERFUL! Love the comp, colors, and focus/DOF. What a fantastic capture! WELL DONE!
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03/16/2009 02:11:52 AM
Makes me smile. Love Puffins and this is such a great catch. Well presented. Thanks.
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03/15/2009 10:02:21 PM
Great capture!
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03/15/2009 08:08:22 PM
IMO, the blurred foreground badly distracts from an otherwise great shot.
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03/15/2009 04:29:42 PM
Delightful image. Lovely capture with nice dof. 7
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03/15/2009 01:22:45 PM
charming
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03/15/2009 09:30:24 AM
Lovely rich color and great clarity. Such great looking little birds!
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03/15/2009 08:56:25 AM
Simply gorgeous! I love puffins (they are Newfoundland's provincial bird) but I've never gotten this close to one. I love the pose you captured.

Back to vote, I gave this an 8.
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03/15/2009 08:14:06 AM
Lovely pose of the two nice colored birds.
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03/15/2009 05:03:53 AM
wonderful\

9

brano
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03/15/2009 01:17:18 AM
I am thrilled and yet a tad disappointed with this image. I love the birds, they are incredibly detailed, they have interesting interaction, and the dof is good.. however, the foreground dof is distracting and looks unnatural, like that section was processed that way. Clone that section out and you have a 10.. as it is, 9.. i LOVE those birds!
03/14/2009 11:11:33 PM
awwwww. cute! This is just adorable. I can't stop looking at it!
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03/14/2009 10:15:32 PM
Beautiufl capture
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03/14/2009 07:17:30 PM
that just looks adorable.
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03/14/2009 06:30:42 PM
DOF is nice.
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03/14/2009 04:40:52 PM
Hilarious body language. I know just how she feels.
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03/14/2009 01:05:54 PM
really nice moments, but the added (?) blur in the foregraound is a bit over done.
03/14/2009 12:27:27 PM
Very nice.
03/14/2009 10:25:49 AM
the birds are beautifully rendered and well in focus. There seems to be editing issues with the blur around them - it may have been fine to not use it at all, or use it a little more gently. colors and composition good. 7
03/14/2009 06:43:49 AM
Couldn't possibly have better facial expressions unless you had drawn it.

Unbelievable. I 10ve it!
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03/14/2009 03:42:46 AM
Wonderfully expressive.
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03/14/2009 03:29:26 AM
I love the way you captured the birds interacting, very special
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03/13/2009 11:45:45 PM
I stay at the Puffin Inn whenever I am in Anchorage and have never seen anything as beautiful as those beaks! lovely...
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03/13/2009 11:41:28 PM
I loved this image at OnExposure, still do. It looks less dramatic on a grey background than on the black of OE.
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03/13/2009 08:39:22 PM
nice capture of the interaction between the puffins , but I find the focus not crisp enough.6
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03/13/2009 06:43:54 PM
Beautiful!
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03/13/2009 06:03:29 PM
awesome shot ... I love the interaction between them!
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03/13/2009 05:42:15 PM
looks like a parent scolding a child. cool dof, makes it very easy for the eye to focus.
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03/13/2009 04:16:28 PM
cute
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03/13/2009 03:28:45 PM
adorable. the foreground is slightly distracting but there's really nothing you could've done about that and it doesn't take away from the shot at all
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03/13/2009 02:33:06 PM
Such a worried look in his eye!
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03/13/2009 12:26:00 PM
I said "NO" is what the picture seems to be saying...excellent focus and colors
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03/13/2009 10:47:51 AM
So cute! I like how colourful their beaks are.
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03/13/2009 10:44:02 AM
OMG they are adorable!!! Pose and "expressions" are just great. I think I might clone out that bright spot in the top left background, but ... dang, they're cute!
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03/13/2009 10:19:50 AM
Very nice shoot!
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03/13/2009 09:50:49 AM
Great capture, puffins look cool, you don't seem them often on dpc.
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03/13/2009 08:47:22 AM
Gorgeous little birds. Love the expression and good lighting and detail.
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03/13/2009 03:01:59 AM
nice
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03/12/2009 11:00:15 PM
Puffins always look fake to me, but of course these are real. Good bokeh makes the birds really stand out. Is this an outdoor setting or stuffed birds indoors?
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03/12/2009 10:14:57 PM
Very Nice colors and capture. I like the expression on the faces and the beaks touching.
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03/12/2009 09:38:38 PM
Aren't these guys photogenic! It's an interesting scene. I wonder what they are doing.
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03/12/2009 09:06:23 PM
Great shot. These birds have such cool looking expressions.
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03/12/2009 08:04:24 PM
Lovely shot. Well captured.
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03/12/2009 06:52:48 PM
looks like a husband and a wife...lol
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03/12/2009 05:50:33 PM
A beautiful shot. Excellent capture that is both emotive and technically sound. The DOF is nice and the colors are wonderful!
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03/12/2009 03:36:29 PM
The blur is distracting, i would have gone with a more intimate cropping
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03/12/2009 03:05:57 PM
A great moment well captured!!
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03/12/2009 12:31:56 PM
Love puffin shots! looks like they're kissing1
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03/12/2009 12:31:53 PM
you captured a really loveley moment
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03/12/2009 12:22:19 PM
Looks like he should be saying "you talking to ME?!?!"
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03/12/2009 08:00:21 AM
Such a touching interaction, and they are so cute!!
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03/12/2009 07:43:40 AM
how cute!
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03/12/2009 07:23:35 AM
Awwww! Great capture of an unusual pose.
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03/12/2009 01:34:23 AM
nice shot
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03/12/2009 01:13:04 AM
this is great! bumping up
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03/11/2009 09:30:29 PM
Why the blur at the bottom? Very good capture of the Puffins though!
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03/11/2009 09:01:33 PM
Ohh... adorable. The OOF stuff in front is distracting and seems 'wrong', but I really like the background being totally OOF.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 07:25:00 PM
I noted this as a thumbnail in my initial run through, and am disappointed that at this size it doesn't live up to my expectations. I love the interaction between the two puffins, but think this could be sharper and find the blurring in the fg and bg distracting. That said I bet they're not easy to capture, so well done.
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03/11/2009 07:22:33 PM
It looks like the one on the left is being a little too aggressive for the one on the right. Great expressions.
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03/11/2009 05:29:03 PM
These guys are just too cute for words! Really one of nature's more delightful gifts.
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03/11/2009 03:03:17 PM
I like puffins. They look so humourous and serious at the same time. Generally, I like the composition in this, but the lower left has me puzzled. The blur ends rather abruptly -- post processing error, maybe????
03/11/2009 02:24:20 PM
Oh love! They are so cute!
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03/11/2009 02:23:48 PM
sweet -8
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03/11/2009 01:20:57 PM
I guess icelandic puffins. great moment. 8
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03/11/2009 12:13:28 PM
Beautiful image of the Puffins. The bokeh in the lower left is somewhat distracting.....8
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03/11/2009 11:43:46 AM
nice shot I would be interested to know what lens you were using
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03/11/2009 08:35:49 AM
stunning image
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03/11/2009 05:32:49 AM
Awe, how sweet, I love Puffins!
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03/11/2009 01:37:07 AM
I love the birds but the blur in the foreground is funky.. too much ps??
03/11/2009 01:01:20 AM
wonderful puffings
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