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    Default Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

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    Puffin image captured on the Isle of Lunga, hand held lying prone.

    OM-1 40-150mm @150mm (300mm equiv)
    ISO 800, 1/2500 sec f6.3

    ACR/PSCC

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    Except for the mildly distracting BKGR in parts this one is superb. No sure how you would make it any better. right on sun angle and I love the raised wings.

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    Hi Jon, love the outstretched wings, truck loads of detail there, super plumage, but over sharp, note the obvious halo along the tail.

    I might suggest a 16x10, keeping the same width but less above. Would loose the sand bar in the water, RHS just cleaner I think. I appreciate we all see things differently but it could stand a tad of perking up, especially the legs & grass, not sure about the missing foot?

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    It's looking real good to me Jon.....The scenery surrounding the bird is perfect....Great pose and colours throughout.....Brings back memories...

    Will

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    Nice one Jon ... love the spreader wings and the landscape in the BG .
    As this seemed to be a sunny day ... I would raise the exposure , just my take .
    Color and tones quite nice with lovely detailed darks rendered .
    if this was mine ... I would work again a bit on the greens , giving them a bit more punch . But yours is no deal breaker ...

    tfs Andreas

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    Hi Jon, I really love this. You captured a sense of personality with the Puffin, almost playful like.

    Really nice angle to the lens and light, as Artie stated. The foreground grasses really frame it nicely.

    I would beg for a touch more color pop on the orange on the head and feet - you know us Westerners :-) But overall, a joy to view!

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    A nice frame Jon, glad you kept in the reflected colours on the belly, sometimes tempting to reduce those, good call here

    Mike

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