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Challenge: Free Study 2009-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Machias Seal Island, ME
Date: Jun 14, 2009
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2009

An 8 hour drive plus 45 minutes on a boat to get to this nesting site off the coast of northern Maine. Very cool! There's little evidence of these birds until you get within sight of the island, and suddenly there are thousands of puffins, razorbills, common murres, and few others (we saw eiders and seals). There are 4 blinds set up on the island, and you shoot from little windows in these shacks to avoid disturbing the birds. Well worth the trip!

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 407
Avg (all users): 6.7121
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6947
Avg (non-participants): 6.7568
Views since voting: 1748
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 132
Comments: 12
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/08/2009 04:15:27 PM
Now if you only had more reach you could have finally landed a FS ribbon. :P
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07/08/2009 09:40:30 AM
great capture and title :- )
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07/08/2009 08:22:21 AM
Great shot Shannon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2009 11:55:53 AM
Puffins :-))))))) They are just so cute. Love the composition here; it's making me smile.
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07/06/2009 10:42:28 PM
great shot!!! excellent focus and processing...you have captured the detail very well...
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07/06/2009 12:55:29 PM
wow... good lens choice and i love the clarity.. hope you do well.. good luck
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07/04/2009 05:08:16 PM
OMG - they are so darling! Look at the little feet! Love this photo.
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07/02/2009 09:12:03 PM
Cute times three
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07/02/2009 06:49:06 PM
I love it!! I really like the expression of the one with his mouth open. I am also jealous! :)
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07/02/2009 12:36:30 PM
I love Puffins, great capture, I've never seen the detail so well in their faces.
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07/01/2009 11:06:49 AM
Wish I was there...beautiful shot!
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07/01/2009 10:57:04 AM
Aren't they adorable!!! Love the pose(s)!
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