Puffins, Guillemots and Razorbills

AlanF

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The Auks, like Puffins, are fun birds. They congregate in large numbers on cliffs and islands, skim across the water or fly higher like rockets, and carry fish to their chicks. They are a treat to watch and photograph. So, I thought to start a thread dedicated to them, beginning with some shots from the Farne Islands, off the coast at Seahouses in Northumberland, which we visited this week. Here are two shots of Puffins flying back to their burrows with sand eels (taken on 5DIV with 400mm DO II).
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digigal

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These are a couple from a few of years ago in Iceland past the nesting season so no fish (sad face) at the time we were there. Hopefully this time we go I'll get them with fish (happy face)

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miken

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Miken - a fine sharp image from my favourite of 5DSR and 100-400mm II for regular use! Here's one in flight taken on Farne in the last week with my favourite combo for small fast birds winging it, the 5DIV and 400mm DO II .

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Great shot. I held a 400DO and body for the first time recently and I'm sorely tempted, I was amazed at how light it is. I've already told myself no more gear though!
 

miken

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Nice one.
I've done a couple of sessions on the Farnes, several years ago now, with a chap I think called Billy Shears or similar. I really enjoyed it as well the cracking fish and chips in a seahouses cafe after being put back onshore. Farnes were also good for Shag, Arctic Tern, and Eider. Many Seals are viewable too just before landing.
Best,
Mike.
The Auks, like Puffins, are fun birds. They congregate in large numbers on cliffs and islands, skim across the water or fly higher like rockets, and carry fish to their chicks. They are a treat to watch and photograph. So, I thought to start a thread dedicated to them, beginning with some shots from the Farne Islands, off the coast at Seahouses in Northumberland, which we visited this week. Here are two shots of Puffins flying back to their burrows with sand eels (taken on 5DIV with 400mm DO II).
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