Note by Torrent Chantal ctorrent
Atlantic puffin at the edge of the cliff (near Vik).
"After the breeding season, the adult puffin sheds the colourful plates on its bill and around the eyes as well as the feathers on its head and neck. Its face becomes dark, especially around and in front of the eye. The Atlantic Puffin looks so different in the winter that people once thought it was a different species. In the spring it becomes flightless for a short period while it replaces its wing and tail feathers, which have become tattered after a year’s use.
Puffins are poor fliers. They have difficulty becoming airborne and flap their wings at an amazing 300 to 400 beats per minute to maintain flight."
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rich (1199) 2004-12-21 4:23
A great wildlife photo - the puffins make great models and couldn't have posed better. Excellent framing and dof adds to overall composition.
danyy (0) 2004-12-21 5:10
J'adore cette photo, j'ai rarment vu au travers de photos, une pareille impression de relief, cela donnerait même le vertige.
Je vais d'ailleurs de ce pas, l'ajouter à mes favorites.
Galmeida (12559) 2004-12-21 6:06
Wonderful picture of these Puffins poor fliers. The composition, perspective and definition is excelent. In this time, it remebers the top of the Christmas tree decorated with this color, peaceful and beautiful birds. Congratulations and a happy new year.
Maru (0) 2004-12-21 7:29
I love this shot. The puffins are so nice and funny! And here you have four all toghether.
I like the composition and how you manage the background/foreground to create the DOF.
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-27 10:27
Are these the real puffins? They look like models...
Nina (4963) 2006-02-03 8:13
Gorgeous! Amazing detail and your choice of shallow DOF works well to set the birtds apart from the background.
BHo (2177) 2006-02-09 12:08
What an eye catching photo, Oscar. Great work.
- Copyright: Oscar Lopez (olopez) (4959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon 801s, Nikkor AF 75-300 mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wildlife, Puffins, My wildlife photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-21 3:47
- Favorites: 1 [view]