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Puffin Portrait by nitsch Puffin Portrait by nitsch
Hehe! Time to sneak in another Puffin shot! ;-)

Enjoy! :)

Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica

An unmistakable bird with its black back and white underparts, and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured bill. Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye-markings and bright orange legs. Used as a symbol for books and other items, this clown among seabirds is one of the world's favourite birds.

Fascinating Puffin Fact - The record number of fish carried in a single puffin’s beak is 61 sandeels and one three-bearded rockling! :D
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riodream Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Surreal! Amazing precision photograph!
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Hetrin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an absolutely beautiful capture! Really brings out the colour of the puffin's beak.
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Hulalulatallulahoop Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Top class!
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rotten-orange Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What an adorable bird!! :love: Nice pic! :D
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Moriko-Tsuko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
this is so amazing, what a fascinating creature! i hope you dont mind but i think im going to go draw this =D...in soft pastel ;D
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TiaThePencilArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
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AriesCT Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Brilliant photo :-)
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Tiamiarioux Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
May I use this lovely bird as a reference image?
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AmberSunset Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008   Photographer
Incredible... It looks like a creature from another planet! Great colors and details!!
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Bravo22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant portrait, pin sharp focus and wonderful detail :+fav:
The highlights could do with slight lighting, but still very good.

What lens did you use to capture this?
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nitsch Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007   Photographer
Thanks! This was with the 100-400. You could be right about the highlights. to be honest I was trying so hard not to blow them out I probably underexposed slightly.
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Bravo22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah the wonderful 100-400 :)
I wouldnt worry about the highlights in any of your photos, I'm the same with mine.
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
AWESOME SHOT!! looks like digital art :O
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nitsch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Photographer
Thanks! :D
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PuffinEgg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Oh my goodness... the DETAIL! Beautiful. :)
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nitsch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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BlueFlamedPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
May I use this as a reference pic for one of my pictures please?
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nitsch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Photographer
Of course you can! Have fun! :)
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BlueFlamedPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
:hug: Thank you!
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UniversalSweet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Amazing creature. I'd luv to see one for real, nice photo too - great focus and composition, colour and contrasts perfect...have you ever offered your photo's to National Geographic?
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   Photographer
Thanks Sandra. LOL no I haven't, it would be nice to think they would be interested in my pictures although I suspect they would consider my photos to be snapshots in comparison to some of the awesome images they publish.
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UniversalSweet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
have you seen this?

[link]
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nitsch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007   Photographer
Ooo... interesting! Thanks Sandra, I wasn't aware of this. Perhaps I'll pluck up the courage to submit something soon... :)
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UniversalSweet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
don't sell yourself short! your bird shots are awesome ... I'm certain they would be interested
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Perfect deatil and colors:#1:
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Thank you VW! :D
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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HardpointPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
beauty
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Cheers Andy! :D
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yuki-the-vampire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love puffins :heart:

And I love your works, your descriptions, ah... :heart:
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Thanks Yuki! :)
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yuki-the-vampire Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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Creatures-Of-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Photographer
You are invited to join the recently created group, Creatures-Of-Earth.
, and are encouraged to spread the word!
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
I'll be sure to check you out very soon after I've caught up on my messages! :)
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Keep sneaking them in. I'm one of the people who consider them a favorite bird. :) Beautiful shot, as always.
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Cheers Dave! :)
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photom17 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
what a beautiful bird, and photo! thanks for sharing this!
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Thank you Tom! :)
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ImagesOfJenius Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
:+fav: great detail and focus. Nice colors. Simple and effective composition. beautiful shot.
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Cheers! :D
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jazzymanatee95 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
wow you are amazing...
love puffins..i'm from Maine :)
very nice!
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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KJSummerfield Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Wonderful profile shot of the little 'gent':)
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Hehe! Thanks! :)
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Gaina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I never get tired of seeing this little critters :aww:
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Me neither! Cheers Gaina. :)
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wtf--yousuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
Looks great,what kind of camera are you using ?
faving ^^ .
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Cheers! This one was with the Canon 30D with 100-400 lens.
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Zarafa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
Oh goodness I love Puffins so much, and I love your Puffin photographs even more (given I have only ever seen Puffin photographs and yours are the very best!). My life dream is to photograph them, and until I can, I have the great joy of viewing your beautiful captures of these wonderful birds :worship:
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Photographer
Cheers Zarafa! :D
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