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Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

I had a long but extremely enjoyable day out with a couple of friends from the camera club on Sunday. It started at 6am with a drive to Oban then a ferry to Mull, a mini-bus across the island, a 1 hour boat ride to Staffa, 1 hour on the island, 30 minute boat ride to Lunga, 2 hours on that island, 1 hour back to Mull, mini-bus, ferry drive etc... arriving home at 11pm.
I took far too many shots and have started sifting a few out for posting:

1. The entrance to Fingal's Cave, Staffa


2. Am Buachaille (The Shepherd), Staffa


3. The basalt column pavement


4. Inside Fingal's Cave


5. Posing Puffin


6. And another


7. A very rare Long Eared Puffin


8. Some kind of Cormorant thing (I'm sure I will be advised on the actual identity)


9. Leaving Lunga


10. Lismore Lighthouse and the bridge at Connel


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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Great stuff Iain - keep them coming please

Did you get any of Russell?
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

A nice variety of images. I'll give others time to name the bird.
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Excellent images, what optics did you use - if you don't mind me asking.
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Great stuff Iain - keep them coming please

Did you get any of Russell?
Russell didn't go on this trip.
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Looks like a great day out, I would suggest your bird is a Shag? I see you got a nest digger allowed out but under close observation from the Puffin master.
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Excellent images, what optics did you use - if you don't mind me asking.
Thank you Ricoh, the first 2 were taken with the E-PL5 and 4/3 12-60mm, the next 2 were taken with the E-5 and 9-18mm and the rest were taken with the E-5 and 50-200mm SWD.
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Thanks IainMacD,
I'm impressed with the 'take' and the optical performance, particularly the 50-200's
In number 9, did this clip at the top end? - some really bright sparkling hi-lights on the waves. Has good depth, though, it's like almost being on the boat, apart from throwing up
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Truly remarkable images, Iain ... the rock formations are unbelievable, not to mention those colourful Puffins.
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

A superb and original set of some iconic locations Iain.
I love the "Long eared Puffin". I guess Rabbits are "honorary" Puffins. A great example of symbiosis in nature.

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The EXIF files for Iain's images are included in his upload. You can get add-ons for most browsers which enable you to view this data. I use Firefox for which the FxIF add-on works very well.

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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

It's a pity Puffins aren't members of the Duck family. I suppose the caption could be;

It's Rabbit season. It's Puffin season. It's Rabbit season. It's Puffin season.
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In number 9, did this clip at the top end? - some really bright sparkling hi-lights on the waves. Has good depth, though, it's like almost being on the boat, apart from throwing up
Steve, there were small spots of clipped highlights in 9, but I was happy with the result
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

Looks like I've arrived home a week late Iain - so jealous! Great captures of what looks like an epic day. The puffin in number 5 is my favourite.
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I'm using an iPad and not sure whether the Firefox add-on is supported - but I'm only a few clicks away from finding out.
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Re: Staffa and Lunga (image heavy)

That lighthouse shot is simply stunning!!
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