Badgrandad
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15 Comments | Report
GeraintRowlandPhotography
 
GeraintRowlandPhotography October 14, 2016
Stunning. Love it.
Treecy
 
Treecy October 26, 2016
Absolutely stunning!!!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 06, 2016
Beautiful..I just love puffins:-)
kariwatkins PRO+
 
kariwatkins November 20, 2016
stunning!!
dellerbamario
 
dellerbamario December 05, 2016
spettacolare !!! complimenti!!
popeye101
 
popeye101 May 19, 2017
If I may be so bold as to say this photo rocks and if your could please tell me what you think of my pics I love to take pictures but I really don't know anything. And I see all the absolutely stunning photos like yours and I need to do that too. So please can you tell me how to do what you do if not that's ok thank your
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose December 01, 2017
Excellent capture!
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi December 09, 2017
so cute. adorable. great shot
janvanpoortvliet PRO+
 
janvanpoortvliet April 23, 2018
Great capture, cngrats
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland April 23, 2018
Perfect Shot
MMdecker
 
MMdecker April 29, 2018
Great shot of my favorite bird! I hope to see them in their natural habitat someday!
DugBug
 
DugBug May 26, 2018
Awesome...
DFane
 
DFane May 31, 2021
I LOVE Puffins, they are just so precious! Thanks for sharing this beautiful shot. Great job.
Badgrandad
Badgrandad June 06, 2021
Thanks Devin, you are very kind, all the best, Rod.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 22, 2021
Amazing capture!! I find these birds so interesting !!!!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt August 08, 2021
Voted BOKEH Play !!!

Behind The Lens

Location
On the Farne Islands in Northumbria
Time
This was actually taken during an excursion by boat at about 3-4 pm in the afternoon in July.
Lighting
Not really, the sun was high so very with some cloud so quite bright, not the ideal time to take images of anything that is white.
Equipment
My Pentax K3 and an old 180mm f2. Tamron SP adaptall lens, manual focus. The longest lens I had at the time, but a beautiful piece of glass, and I was using a monopod for stability.
Inspiration
They are beautiful and enigmatic birds the puffins and with a beak full of sand eels, who could resist taking some shots of these birds, me and as many other photographers could find a spot.
Editing
Yes basic raw editing in LR and then processed the image in PS using nik software. The result was ok but I decided to reprocess and using nik filters added the sun top right to give some more balance and warmth to the image.
In my camera bag
I now have Pentax K3 and K3 II, with Pentax 12-24mm, 16-50mm, 50-135mm and 60-250. I have also upgraded my macro lens to the 100mm DA WR Pentax lens and added the Pentax 35mm macro too. Remote cable, CF tripod and monopod.
Feedback
I used quite a fast shutter speed to eliminate any movement and ensure sharpness, in addition a fast shutter speed helped to avoid blowing the whites on the Puffin. I also used f5.6 to give some nice Bokeh to the background. On a sunny day like this, this was quite easy, but on a another day with less light it may be necessary to increase ISO or widen the aperture further or both.

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