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Nest building on Lunga-2

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 21 May 2012 in Animal & Insect.

This Puffin was much more accommodating, using a disused rabbit borrow on a wide and safe cliff top

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/5000 second F/5.0 ISO 500 155 mm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wonderful! Perfect, clear and crisp shot.

21 May 2012 5:10am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so cute and fantastic shot
well done

21 May 2012 5:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Perfect puffin pic - one of Nature's successful oddities.

21 May 2012 5:55am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom


21 May 2012 6:12am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is fantastic, a really stunning image Chris. 5 stars from me

21 May 2012 6:24am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow! Fantastic capture with gorgeous colors!

21 May 2012 6:30am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Absolute stunner! Can't wait to try and capture similar

21 May 2012 6:30am

@Richard: You don't need a long lens!!!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous, a spotlight shot

21 May 2012 7:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A superb capture of this fascinating and beautiful bird in its natural habitat. Light and colours are stunning - and love the depth of field with the blue backdrop.

21 May 2012 7:20am

David from Avranches, France

Superb, an absolute stunner. Fantastic.

21 May 2012 7:41am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

National Geographic would love this shot. Absolute stunner - you must be thrilled with it.

21 May 2012 7:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Top shot Chris!
The colours are just incredible.

21 May 2012 7:59am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom


21 May 2012 8:36am

The Factory Owner from Prague, Czech Republic

Beautiful! Superb! Impeccable! Sir, you stopped me dead in my tracks!

21 May 2012 9:05am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

What a lovely subject!

21 May 2012 9:11am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Brilliant shot,brilliant bird.

21 May 2012 9:39am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear.... This is so beautiful ! A 5***** for sure ! Have a lovely day Chris :)

21 May 2012 9:43am

Victoria from Sweden

Wonderful picture and lovely colors.

21 May 2012 9:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderful colour Chris

21 May 2012 10:10am

k@ from Paris, France

Aww those colors !!

21 May 2012 10:12am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a great shot, Chris!

21 May 2012 10:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful picture and beautiful colors.

21 May 2012 10:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I shared that little dude on Face Book

21 May 2012 11:38am

@J.R.: Ooh, do tell where!

tataray from france, France

Wow.... Excellent. 5*****))

21 May 2012 12:38pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

amazing details - beautiful frame

21 May 2012 12:45pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Cracking great shot, Chris! I just love these birds, but I have yet to see one in person. Maybe on our next trip to Scotland, I hope. :-)

21 May 2012 1:03pm

@Jason Politte: They live for 9 months a year bobbing around on the sea, so it's only at breeding time that they come on land-so timing is essential

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful !!!

21 May 2012 1:05pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Hey pretty why don't ya pose for the camera?

21 May 2012 1:51pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A practical bird to make use of a place prepared by the rabbit. Excellent detail and color.

21 May 2012 2:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

these are marvellous birds to watch and photograph ... or to eat, if you're in iceland!
i like the 'wary' expression on its face, though i know we have to be careful with human attributes here ...

21 May 2012 3:19pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

The colors on this birds beak are wonderful, but they have a really funny face... Great capture of this wonderful bird !!!

21 May 2012 4:44pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I think Chris Packham would be envious of this superb shot....!

21 May 2012 5:03pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Puffin is a beautiful bird. I wish that they'd also here.

21 May 2012 5:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleus eiamge et compo sueprbe cpatage de cet oiseau quelle vue sueprbe.
Belle soirée

21 May 2012 5:41pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Véry beautiful shot !

21 May 2012 5:45pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Never spotted their sort of fingernail things, great shot.

21 May 2012 5:56pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic - a wonderful shot, Chris !

21 May 2012 6:13pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Superb colors!

21 May 2012 6:41pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice

21 May 2012 7:32pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

impressive, beautiful capture.

21 May 2012 7:35pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely shot, I do love these birds

21 May 2012 10:09pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

such a beauty

21 May 2012 10:46pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a glorious image of a Puffin ... this is truly beautiful! * * * * *

21 May 2012 11:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great tilt shift look. exquisite bird

21 May 2012 11:34pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Beautiful capture. Exccellent frame.

22 May 2012 4:08am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


22 May 2012 5:29am

Ari from Turku, Finland

My favorite bird - Lunga - Great shot!

22 May 2012 6:06pm

anjana from mumbai, India

Beauriful bird...lovely shot...

23 May 2012 5:16am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Absolutely awesome, beautiful shot! Nice composition and stunning exposure and colors. I love this beautiful but strange Puffins.

26 May 2013 11:41am

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Great shots from my favourites by ursulakatariina

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/5000 second
ISO 500
155 mm