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Emjayare Jul 04
Love Puffins! This is one bird that is definitely on my list o shoot one day....
I really like the composition of this - with the puffin in his environment - really great shot.
Thanks for sharing!
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Cheers, it was a really great day. I've missed out on this trip several times, but it was well worth the wait.

Puffin



Finally got to photograph some Puffins
Finally got to photograph some Puffins
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the Saltee Islands just off the coast of Kilmore Quay.
Time
We caught the boat out to the island at 11am, and returned at 3pm
Lighting
Bright sunlight not many clouds, so not much changing of settings.
Equipment
I was using Nikon D7200 and Tamron 70-300mm iso was at 500 and shutter was 1/1250 at f8, alll handheld shots
Inspiration
I wasn't even suppose to be there that day, my friend and I where to go to Glendalough instead but Got a phone message that she had secured places on the boat too go shoot the puffins. I was delighted to go, because I've had 3 failed attempts to go, work didn't suit the times other friends were going etc. This was my first attempt to capture some Puffin shots, was out on the Island for about 3 hours and were excited with the images on the back of the camera. At this stage we knew we had some Keepers.
Editing
Just the usual adjusting shadows and highlights, a touch of viberence and not much else, no cloning or removing of stuff in the image
In my camera bag
Nikon D7200, Sigma 17-50, f2.8. Tamron 70-300 f3.5-5.6 Nikon sb 700 flash Lee filters, big stopper, 105mm circular polorizer, and .6 soft grad filter
Feedback
bump up iso and fast shutter speed, I also used continuous focus and burst mode at 6 frames per second

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