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Walkin' on Water

Walkin' on Water
Photo Information
Copyright: Kirby Adams (kirbster) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 10] (42)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Puffins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-15 12:14
Viewed: 5404
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snapped this Atlantic puffin taking off from the water near Machias Seal Island. MSI is a tiny island about 10 miles off the coast that is home only to a science station and a lighthouse staffed by the Canadian military. It is a nesting site for thousands of puffins, razorbills, murres, and terns. We were in a small skiff drifting without the motor on when I took this. The ocean was so calm this day we were joking that it should be called "Lake Atlantic".

If you like this photo, I'll have more from Machias Seal Island.

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  • Great 
  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-01-15 12:43]

good timing, and sharpness.

Very good Kirby.
I like this photo.
Good action, timing and details.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-16 0:16]

An excellent first performance, Kirby Adams.
Nice composition and point of view.
I should had left more space in front of the bird but it is personnal.
I wish you the most cordial welcome on TN.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

Hi Kirby! Wow! This is the first time I have ever seen a photo of a Puffin taking off out of the water, and I love it! The wake he is leaving shows how he is ploughing through the sea, and I love the determined look he has on his face. Great wing action. Wonderful capture!

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