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Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

During our stay on Mull, we took a trip to the Isle of Lunga, making a short stop on the way to view Fingalís cave.

Lunga is a beautiful little island and is a haven for sea birds, especially Puffins.

The Puffins had just began to pair and select their burrows when we visited, so sadly there were no opportunities to photograph them with beaks full of sand eels.

I did take the opportunity to try out a couple of wide angle shots with my 7-14mm lens though.

Fingalís cave:

Fingal's Cave, Staffa by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Fingalís cave interior:

Fingal's Cave, Staffa by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Puffin by David Goodwin, on Flickr

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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

Fingal's cave looks like a very scary place.

All the Puffin shots are superb. Cant pick a favourite.
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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

Never seen Fingal's Cave. Come to that I don't thik I have ever seen a puffin in the wild. All very good shots and I especially like the last one.
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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

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Fingal's cave looks like a very scary place.
It is!

I camped for a few days on Staffa some years ago. I wanted to experience Fingall's cave on my own, without all the tourists. It's an amazing place, but I found that the footing was quite hazardous because wet basalt is like wet glass. If you go 'in', it's straight into 60ft with surging swell battering you against the rocks!

You can walk round the island in a couple of hours or so, and you can stand on the highest point, which is above the cave, and see the whole island. I came across a gully with a piece of machinery in it. As I approached I saw that it was a large portable compressor. The wheels were off and I saw on the brake drum 'Watford Brake and Axle Company', which I can remember, but is long gone. I thought it a curious coincidence, given my location!

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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

Very nice set Dave.
I do like the FOV of the last one.
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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

If you took those Puffin shots with the 7-14 you must have been really close
Super shots, looks like a great place. I've always wanted to see Fingal's Cave too.
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Re: Staffa, Lunga and wide angle Puffins.

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If you took those Puffin shots with the 7-14 you must have been really close
Super shots, looks like a great place. I've always wanted to see Fingal's Cave too.
Thank you.

The camera and lens were closer to the Puffins than I was when I took these shots.

I was lying on my stomach with the camera at full extension of my arm, I used the screen to compose the image.

I watched the birds closely to ensure they werenít showing any sign of being disturbed however, they werenít fazed at all.

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Great set...
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Great set...
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