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Rajan Parrikar

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Portrait of a Puffin
« on: May 29, 2020, 06:16:19 am »

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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 06:43:07 am »

A very nice portrait of a Puffin. There, corrected it for you :-)

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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 11:11:26 am »

That's a great set, Rajan.
Back in my Iceland visit we got to see puffins on the South coast, I think near Vik.
One of the fun things is to see one take off from a cliff. They start with a long dive, with the little wings flapping furiously, looking as if they have never flown before. But they quickly level off.
They can fly vast distances, in the air or under the water.
Amazing birds.
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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 03:14:37 pm »

Love the head shot.

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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 03:24:56 pm »

Ditto. And what glorious light!

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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 04:46:42 am »

 Bill, Eric, Mark, Jeremy - than you.

Eric, my guess is you saw the puffins at Dyrhólaey. Did you taste them at the restaurants in Vík? Fulmars also have trouble taking off from flat ground.

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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 08:41:51 am »

Yes, I think my puffins were at Dyrhólaey.
They didn't pose as nicely as yours, and I didn't get that close to the edge myself.
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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 06:38:04 pm »

my favorite is the first one!
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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 07:10:36 am »

What a superb light for this little guy…
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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2020, 07:44:23 am »

Beautiful portrait of a remarkable bird! The close up is wonderful.
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Re: Portrait of a Puffin
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2020, 04:34:00 pm »

 Rajan, they are all lovely but that first one just marvelous. This probably sounds silly as I routinely eat many types of meat but I could not knowingly eat one of those.
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