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Sitting Pretty
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Sitting Pretty
Sitting Pretty
We had hoped to see our first puffin at Látrabjarg on day 4 of the trip; instead, it was not until day 8, near Vik, visiting cliffs at Dyrhólaey.
There, hundreds of puffins dotted the cliffs, and you could easily get within 10 feet of some of them. They're quite charming to watch!
The weather was the worst we had (chilly, windy, rainy all day) and watching the puffins fly into and land in the strong winds was somewhat comical.
9/12 Finalist - Animals

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Ken Smith
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    There's an island off of Maine coast that lots of puffins are at, in July. But the bird-watching excursions are booked well in advance. Lucky you. Cool shot, Chris!

9/19/2012 3:59:51 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Chris!

9/19/2012 4:19:17 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

9/19/2012 4:21:24 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Great bird image.

9/19/2012 6:22:53 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Yes, lucky you. The closest I'll ever get is the zoo and there they are behind glass that they keep so water speckled from their antics that it's impossible to shoot through. Wonderful to observe, though. Terrific shot - love the absolutely direct eye contact :)

9/19/2012 6:36:24 AM

 
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Great Puffin

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9/19/2012 6:42:26 AM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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Nice details, Chris - they're cute little things.

9/19/2012 9:51:50 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Chris. Beautiful bird.

9/19/2012 1:08:28 PM

 
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Excellent Puff-trait.... :-)

9/19/2012 4:16:25 PM

 
Louisa Hancock
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Beautiful, love the way you captured the Puffin looking at you

9/19/2012 5:10:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I'm glad you got to see these beautiful birds up close Chris!!! Outstanding capture!

9/19/2012 11:29:44 PM

 
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Thanks so much, folks! And thank you Renee---I shot this with your 100-400!

9/20/2012 3:42:35 AM

 
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This Puffin looks like he posed just for you! Excellent capture Chris.

9/20/2012 5:29:37 PM

 
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Hmmmmm, that 100-400 doesn't look soft to me.... :-)

9/20/2012 5:33:11 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both!

9/21/2012 5:35:02 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture, Chris.

9/22/2012 4:11:06 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Leslie!

9/22/2012 7:28:56 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I'm so far behind in commenting! Trying to get ready to move!!!
This is an awesome capture! I would love to see one of these. Great capture!

9/25/2012 4:49:57 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I can relate to being a bit behind. Thanks so much; they are charming birds to watch! Good luck with the move!

9/26/2012 3:57:21 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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:-) BIG congrats on this beauty Chris!!!

10/29/2012 12:32:30 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Chris. Good luck in the next round.

10/29/2012 6:33:25 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Sounds like you had a great time with these cool birds - love the eye contact with this one! Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Chris.

10/29/2012 6:53:49 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Marvelous capture of this terrific-looking bird, Chris! I have always wanted to see these in the wild...love your POV and the way he is looking straight at you. Beautiful Finalist - hope to see it again in the next round!

10/29/2012 8:34:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Love the puffin, and the shot, and the chance to visit Iceland with you, Chris, if only through your images. Congratulations on the finalists.

10/29/2012 9:00:37 AM

 
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Wonderful portrait Chris, congrats!

10/29/2012 9:20:53 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Great pose and capture, Chris! Would love to see these guys some day. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

10/29/2012 9:32:09 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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This is my favorite of yours from last month! Im glad to see it get a finalist, Congratulations!

10/29/2012 11:15:11 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Exquisit detail. Congratuations on this superb fianlist!

10/29/2012 2:22:10 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!!

10/29/2012 3:49:03 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a great find....Congratulations!

10/30/2012 8:22:05 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, everyone! They're quite charming birds!

10/30/2012 9:13:11 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

11/1/2012 12:13:36 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Love that beak color a very nice capture of this wonderful bird. Congratulations.

11/5/2012 10:06:17 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Michael!

11/5/2012 11:13:30 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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The beak just seems to pop out almost a 3D effect...awesome! Congrats on your finalist! :~)

11/5/2012 6:22:43 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Aimee!

11/6/2012 4:39:33 AM

 
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