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Puffins coming into land



Puffins coming into land

Puffins coming into land
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Hollyl69
 
Hollyl69 September 20, 2017
Beautiful photo, one of my favorites.
jamethyst PRO+
 
jamethyst September 20, 2017
Fantastic shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken during a photography trip to the Farne islands in Northumberland in the north of the UK.
Time
I spent 4 hours on the islands watching and photographing the puffins, so this image would have been between midday and 4pm.
Lighting
It was a bright sunny day so the lighting was quite harsh, especially when trying to photograph upwards to capture these magnificent birds.
Equipment
I was using a Canon 70D, coupled with a Canon 100-400mm IS II lens. The shot was taken handheld.
Inspiration
I've always wanted to visit the Farne Islands, which is one of a few places in the UK where the Atlantic Puffins come to nest. As an avid wildlife photographer, this trip to see and photograph what is arguably the prettiest bird in the UK was a fantastic experience.
Editing
The main part of post processing was to get the shadows and highlights down because of the light.
In my camera bag
Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm IS II lens, Canon 50mm 1.8, Sigma 18-500mm OS lens.
Feedback
A trip to the Farne Islands is a magical experience like no other. From the moment you arrive at in particular Inner Farne, you will see literally thousands of Atlantic Puffins going out to sea to collect sandeels, then returning to feed their young. Be aware though, they are only there from May to the end of August when they depart and spend the winter out at sea until the following year.

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