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  • Trip to the isle of Puffins

    On Saturday I went over to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth with my local photography meetup group. Gave me a chance to try out my recently acquired 90-250. I was very pleased with the lens. It is quite heavy, so lugged it around attached to a monopod, but still it was hard going by the end of the day! Anyway, I found myself spoilt for choice with 80 keepers out of the 308 shots I had taken. Here are some I uploaded on flickr...

































    E510, E5, EM-5, many ZD and m.zuiko lenses and Bigma

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    Some really cracking shots there! In all our time living in Scotland we never got over to May, even though we could see it from the Big Hoose!
    Stephen

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    • #3
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      Some crackers in there Rutwij

      Hoping to see a couple of puffins myself next weekend

      Greg
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      • #4
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        Fabulous series Rutwij, at web size they look pin sharp.
        John

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        • #5
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          Those are superb shots Rutwij. Looking forward to getting something similar soon....
          Originally posted by gregles View Post

          Hoping to see a couple of puffins myself next weekend

          Greg
          ...weather permitting!
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Graptolite View Post
            Those are superb shots Rutwij. Looking forward to getting something similar soon....

            David

            ...weather permitting!
            We were lucky to get lots of light on Saturday. Sunday's trip got postponed on account of high winds and choppy sea. Speaking of choppy sea, the trip back from the island felt like being in the film "the perfect storm"


            Originally posted by jdal View Post
            Fabulous series Rutwij, at web size they look pin sharp.
            Originally posted by gregles View Post
            Some crackers in there Rutwij

            Hoping to see a couple of puffins myself next weekend

            Greg
            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            Some really cracking shots there! In all our time living in Scotland we never got over to May, even though we could see it from the Big Hoose!
            E510, E5, EM-5, many ZD and m.zuiko lenses and Bigma

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            • #7
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              What a worthwhile trip, so many superb shots,

              You could always fit that lens with wheels............................
              The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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              • #8
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                Wonderful shots, that is some lens but the bit behind the camera played a major part too
                Iain

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                • #9
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                  Brilliant set and great round up of the visit...yes that lens did the business.

                  Keith
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                  • #10
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                    Excellent set of pix - I always think puffins look comical - almost like cartoon caricatures of themselves, especially those in flight.

                    Regards,
                    Ann1e

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                    • #11
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                      I brilliant series of images. It seems that you have a real gem in your new lens. Lovely stuff.

                      Ron

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                      • #12
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                        A wonderful set, I can see why you are pleased. Rather you than me carrying that lens, but the results speak for themselves.
                        John

                        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                        • #13
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                          Thanks Imageryone, Iain, Keith, Anne, Ron and John for your kind words

                          I absolutely loved the puffins and the seals... it was the first time I've ever seen these beautiful animals! Looking at them through the lens in their natural element was a fantastic experience, and one I'll no doubt look to replicate many times in the future!
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                          • #14
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                            What wonderful pictures of such strange looking creatures and you did a good job of capturing them along with the rabbit and funny looking creature looking at you half out of the water...looking like he would kiss you!

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                            • #15
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                              A tour de force of fantastic captures Rutwij, and all impressively composed.

                              The puffin launching itself into flight is brilliant.
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