When you've see one... by shepherdman

When you've see one...

Time for some bird photos from our trip to the Farne Islands, with the object of the exercise being to see and photograph puffins. We were dropped off onto a large lump of rock sticking out of the North Sea of the North East Coast, clambering out of the open boat somewhat precariously as it rose and fell with the swell, and we ascended the stone steps. At the top of the steps, were hundreds of puffins, all very confident, and close to the path. The only thing easier so spot than the puffins was the myriad of 400 and 500mm lenses, which were a problem. The photographer had to stand a short distance away, which meant that those of us with perfectly ordinary lenses suited for close ups of nearby puffins, got in the way. Even folks using phone-cameras had an advantage. I did like the clown-like puffins, but I have to admit, that once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all…
i love their faces "when will this all end?"
June 1st, 2015  
I'm with you Annie D love their expressions
June 1st, 2015  
Such interesting looking birds, great capture
June 1st, 2015  
Outstanding shot
June 1st, 2015  
Fabulous puffins!! Love them!! Fav!
June 1st, 2015  
This is a super shot! Fav.
June 1st, 2015  
fantastic birds. wonderful shots. fav
June 1st, 2015  
Brilliant.
June 1st, 2015  
Beautiful shot...
June 1st, 2015  
Super capture fav!
June 1st, 2015  
We have an island with these birds but you can only see them from a boat - would love to do this summer, But your picture is terrific.
June 1st, 2015  
Wonderful capture :)
June 1st, 2015  
He/she is looking you right in the eye. Great capture.
June 1st, 2015  
Double beauty :) Fav
June 1st, 2015  
Jo
Such a lovely shot.
June 1st, 2015  
Awesome shot, beautifully composed. Faved
June 1st, 2015  
Great shot ofnthese two
June 1st, 2015  
Wonderful wonderful wonderful capture! So cute to see their expressions and so easy to put human emotions to them. Fav!
June 1st, 2015  
Wonderful couple.
June 1st, 2015  
Great image, beautiful birds, great focus and details
June 1st, 2015  
My favorite! Love these birds. We do not have them here, so I love when I see them posted. So colorful and pretty.
June 1st, 2015  
Fabulous! Fav
June 1st, 2015  
this is a beautiful close up.... they seem to be happy to be photographed... fav
June 1st, 2015  
Beautiful fav
June 1st, 2015  
Wonderful portrait of these beautiful birds! Love the pose.
June 1st, 2015  
Pam
They are so cute! Beautiful shot!
June 1st, 2015  
Wonderful shot!
June 2nd, 2015  
Oh, look at them! They made a perfect pose for you!
June 2nd, 2015  
Amazing capture. This bird is on my must see list. Your shot is fantastic! Instant fav!
June 2nd, 2015  
Just fabulous. Fav
June 5th, 2015  
Would SO love to photograph puffins somewhere other than the zoo! Love your shot! And your commentary made me laugh - all those lenses!
June 6th, 2015  
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