Atlantic Puffin 18

Atlantic Puffin 18

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Yesterday, I spent 6 hours editing, processing, keywording, and sizing my Atlantic puffin photographs for the web. As busy as my summer is, I am not going to finish processing the rest of my Iceland trip any time soon. This is one of my favorites. I like how the puffin’s breast is pointing forward with the orange bokeh from the sunset illuminating the cliff. I always preach that the most important part of a great wildlife image is not the subject, but what is going on behind it. Clean, simple background like cliffs and mountains in the distance yield the best results. I created this image with my Canon 7D and 400mm f4 DO IS lens on a Gitzo GT2931 tripod with an Acratech Ultimate ballhead and Wimberley Sidekick.

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5 thoughts on “Atlantic Puffin 18

  1. This is stunning Jon. Great light, clarity, DOF & comp.

  2. Beautiful!! I look forward to seeing more. Great work, Jon!

  3. Larry-I’m going to email you a hi-res crop so that you can see how nice the 7D worked out with my 400 f4 lens.

  4. Nice one! I like the clean sweet coloured background too.

  5. I saw your photo of the puffin on the Outdoor Photographer website and followed the link to your website. Your images are fantastic, better than or equal to the very best I have ever seen. Keep up the good work. The sharpness and detail are so excellent. I wish I were able to take advantage of your tours, but alas I am a peasant retired guy that had to sell all my gear to survive. There’s always the lotto! Thanks so much for the beautiful work, and I have your site bookmarked.

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