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Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-05 23:59
Viewed: 3457
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Treklens we are still in montreal, the 'Biodome' in the
Olympic Stadion.

Since it first opened in 1992, some 14 million visitors have travelled through this "house of life", dazzled by the discoveries that await them along a path reflecting a concept unique in the world.

Here, plants and animals by the thousands, cliffs and waterways, even the climate itself recreate with stunning realism the four finest ecosystems of the Americas

In here I found this cute type of bird:
Atlantic Puffin, (Fratercula arctica)

This bird is found in the coastal areas of Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, Spitsbergen, the British Isles and Ireland, northwest France, Norway, Sweden, northwest Russia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.

Adult Atlantic puffins can often be seen flying to their nest hole with a whole bunch of small fish in their beak.

PP done in PS CS 2

Thanks for your'pop-in' Folks and specialy the members from the US ! after there 'Super Tuesday' and who ever the winner may be out there(*_*)

John T

President elections in the US:

“Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper.
Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage.”

Will Stanton

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-02-06 0:06]

Bonjour John,
Superbe ce portrait du macareux moine.
J'aime beaucoup la façon dont les nuances ressortent dans cet environnement.
C'est agréable de croiser cet animal que l'on a pas l'habitude de voir sur TL
Bonne journée


Bonjour John,
Jolie composition, j'aime plus particulièrement les taches de couleur sur les pierres, en totale harmonie avec les becs de ces macareux.
Bonne journée.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-02-06 0:19]

Die papegaaiduikers beseffen niet met wie ze te doen hebben..
anders waren ze al lang weg !!!!

Hi John,

Wonderful capture ot these birds, very clear and colorful. I didn't know the name. TFS

Have a nice day,

Bonjour John
Très joli portrait d'excellente qualité tant sur la netteté que sur l'exposition.Bravo et bonne journée.

Goede morgen John.
Nice shot of those Olympic Champs.
But I think they didn't got a medaille for the run over 100 metres ? haha
Well captures with good framing around.
Groeten van Jan

Hi John,
Wonderful capture of this lovely couple. I liked orange colors of birds
Thanks for useful notes.
Selahattin E

Hi John!
Very good Picture. Congratulations.


Hi John,
Very nice capture,very sharp.

Hi John..

Excellent composition of the beautifull birds.
Details are fine and well presented.
All the best.

jean paul

Wonderful capture.
Excellent sharpness, DOF and details.
Well done, bro

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-02-06 4:42]

Hi John,
Great capture of this lovely Atlantic Puffin with excellent details clear and colors. Une place à visiter quand nous sommes à Montréal ! :)
Bonne journée mon ami

merhaba arkadaşım john
excellend lovely birds.excellent lovely colours and light.tebrikler.
sevgilerimle my friend.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello John.
Very nice picture,lovely bird's,nice colours and composition,note too.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hello Johnny,
This is a cute and funky looking bird :-)
The colors are wonderful...especially his beak and feet (matching ones).
Nice POV, and composition.
Hope in July will get chance to see these birdies :D
Bye and hugs
ps: as far as SUper Tuesday goes....the race is very close.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-06 6:26]

Hi John

Good symmetry between the 2 birds. Well composed, with excellent dof & sharpness on the two puffins. Good colour. Tfs!

Fabulous shot Jihn,
I love their expressions and pose,
Great composition and color.
Well done.
- Vincent

Hi John..nice shot of these great birds...well composed with nice detail and sharpness.


Super sharp shot here Johnny! They are adorable! I must have one for my kitties! They look very handsome in their little tuxedos! Nice shot Johnny!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-06 8:42]

Hi John,
They are splendid these birds well known in my area! I have a big poster of them hanged on the wall on my office!
Excellent close-up with efficient pose, natural colors and acuity. Very nicely done! Annie

Hi John,
Wonderful capture and presentation of these amazing "not every day seen" birds. Spectacular gigantic beak and very nice colors.

Merhaba John,
Sevimli kuşların güzel fotosu....Harika!!
Wonderful shot of lovely birds...
Une femme et une garcon!!!..Excellent shot. Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Tjee John what a ugly faces :-) But perfect captured and presented! Like the pose of these puffins, excellent DOF, all th eattention is on these birdies. A fine picture John.

John, this is a very cute couple, nice colurs and angle.



Hi John
Excellent photo, love their beaks and their pose.You even got the light reflection in the eye! Well seen Monsieur.


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-06 13:52]

Hello John:)
This is great - beautiful nature shot:)
Regards - Tom

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-02-06 14:11]

ciao john...bella composizione naturalista con una grande nota...ottimo lavoro con un ottima atmosfera e buoni i dettagli...complimenti..

Hi John,
Nice shot of the beautifull birds.

Hi John

Nice POV and like the action of this penguin.... congrats

Amri HMS

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-06 15:23]

Super capture of these very colorful birds John.
Saw lots of these while I was visiting Alaska, its really fun to watch them fly, they look like a large eenough bird but look so small when they are flying.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-02-06 15:36]

Hey John,
This is a wonderful photo of your 2 little ones... he looks very protective over his resting pal

Yes yesterday was "super DOOPER Tuesday" so far the outcome is very scary... we may be looking for new real estate "across the POND" come November ;)


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-02-06 16:18]

Olá Joao!

They are beutiful can you bring me one for there! oohhh maybe they don´t gonna like my house... but i have the sea here near me!!!
Ok is a beutiful shot, i love their positions and the colours, oh and it´s very well framed!


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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-02-06 16:23]

Have seen these guys in the wild and they are amazing birds. Well captured here. TFS


Hello John,
Great shot, good composition, sharpness and depth of field, very nice colors and light.well done!

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-02-06 18:22]

Hello John,
Interesting birds. Very nice colours. Great shot. Congrat.
Regards, Zsú

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-02-06 21:42]

John heerlijk
Wat een leuke diertjes zijn dit toch
Je zit er wel 'boven op ' heel goed.
Prachtige opname en goed verhaal ( zoals altijd)

hello JT,

this birds have very unusual beak.. stunning shot again... well captured.. great sharpness and detail.. i love the composition. well done!

regards, terry

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-07 1:01]

Hola amigo,
bonita foto de estos bellos pajaros,
excelente pov y color...
saludos John

Hello John,

Wonderful colors, lovely birds and a great composition with excellent frame!
Congratulations! TFS

on thursday

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-07 1:32]

Very nice composition, John!
I love the colours here too and as always, your notes make me smile

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-02-07 1:59]

Hi John ,
Well framed and captured, they look like they are enjoying the view.
What a pretty pair! They are really posing for you:) The details and exposure
are spot on.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-02-07 3:29]

Merhaba John,
I had never seen before these birds.They are very beautiful.Many thanks for this excellent shot.TFS.Necla.

Hi John,

What a funny birds these are!
Even the name is good fun. 'Puffins'. How do you ever get to that name? :-) Atlantic puffins. :-)

Greetings! Dennis

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-07 8:47]

Hello Sir John,

A wonderful composition of these lovely birds which reminds me in their shape an eliminated species of Dodo. Fine details and excellent luminosity. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this shot/

Merhaba John.
Harika renkleriyle çok güzel yakalamışsın.
Bu sevimli kuşların (ördeklere benziyor) sevimli komposizyonu.
Ellerine saglık arkadaşım.Tebrikler.

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2008-02-07 11:06]

Beautiful John, good capture! I always like these pretty birds & their colorful bills. Funny quip on our politicians! After elections I look for business as usual in Washington!! Have a great week-end :} Don
PS Water going down here!

Nicely executed John, I am assuming it was taken through glass. Good colour, well composed and interesting notes. TFS,

  • AlbGirl Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-07 12:02]
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Beautiful couple. It looks like they are waiting for something :) Great Shot!


Hi John,

It's holiday in the country for celebrating Chinese New Year . .
Lots of reds at most of the malls and streets . .
Lots of fun seeing the activities . .
I like this composition . . one stands and sits . . seems they both waiting for something or watching things . .
Just have a question on your note re Presidential elections in US . . who is smarter?

Have a nice day my friend . .


Many thanks for your kind words on ONE YEAR with TL .
One year with lots of learning . . I love this site . . and Love you all . .

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-07 23:07]

Great view John
New sort of Xmas turkey ?
They realy look funny :-)
Fijn weekend

Hello John
Beautiful models those two.
I like the compositions and light.
pozdrowienia z Polski

Hi John,
Nice capture of these Atlantic Puffin. Well composed. Clear and good detail. I am sure this must be a wonderful place.

Hi John, lovely couple, wonderful light and colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello john!
very nice shot of this beauty birds, greta colors.

Hello John,
They are funny creatures, we have plenty of them here too hatching along the coastline!
I like the pose with one standing up behind the other...
Good details in the plumage, DOF spot on isolating the subjects well!
Pablo -

Hi John
Superb composition, clarity and details. Excellent orange and gray tones, nice black.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-02-10 7:29]

Hi John,
A very cute and well captured image of these birds- Love the setting on this. TFS Julie

Aha in het Biodome. Hi John, het zijn echt mooie vogels. Jammer dat we geen kans meer hadden in Noorwegen.

Heel mooie foto en voor jou hadden ze een perfecte achtergrond uitgekozen. Tsja, je moet wat doen voor een bezoekende fotograaf uit Nederland.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-02-10 11:31]

What a nice couple! They seem dressed up for some kind of masque ball.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-02-10 15:16]

Dit vind ik heel mooie vogels, John. Op een dag zou ik ze graag eens in Bretagne vastleggen, maar eerst nog wat sparen voor een 600mm L- tele ;o)).

Mooi belicht en de scherpte is ook cool.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-02-11 6:18]

What a sweet pair, John. I love their little orange feet and beaks. The details of the eyes are amazingly clear and perfectly positioned in the image. Just a super posting.

Amitiés sincères

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-02-11 11:27]

Hi John

Lovely shot of this pair of puffins. Sharp and well composed. Looking at your lens you must have been close.



Wow John, beautiful birds, great capture color and sharpen realli spectacullar. TFS

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-02-11 18:17]

Cute looking birds. Great pov, with wonderful color and details. TFS

Beautiful capture of a funny looking bird, the puffin always looks like a cartoon drawing compared to other bird species. Well taken :)

Nice composition with nice colours and sharpness here, John. Well done.

Groetjes, ook aan Jolanda,


Het lijkt wel of je een grapje met die beestjes hebt uitgehaald John ! Wat een rare snavel .... maar dat denken die beesten ook van MIJN neus.
Technisch weer erg goed; mooi los van de achtergrond en mooi scherp. Je leert 't nog wel. ;-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-02-14 9:38]

I am jelaous of whenever I see a puffin pic... coz I neer see them in nature ...
well done john... very nice

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-02-14 18:24]

Hi John,
An attractive pair, and I like that they are both facing the same direction, as the water birds tend to do at rest. Nice color in the background that picks up the color in the beak and feet.

the pair looks cute together john :)
good details and colors

its good to be back shooting digital again :)


Excellent compo and framing, great birds, with their b&w feathers and the orange paws and beaks.Beautiful nature scene.


Hi cousin John,
How do you do?
Such a long time without having a look at TL and without posting...
I'm mad about birds, and your Puffins are simply irresistible!
Greetings from Manresa to you & your family!

Hi John,
I haven't seen a Puffin but from this they are a special bird. They look so good. Beautiful clarity. TFS. Murray.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-18 5:09]

Hi John...
Excellent shot... It's really perfect portrait of two "Atlantic Puffin".!
I love the composition, nice details the framing and colors.
Well done, thank you for sharing,
Rgd. George

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-19 1:23]

Hi John
Great shot, real good capture, superb light, stuning focus, all in all, complete.
Compliments - and perhaps this one will give you number 2 Tulip Gold Adward

../PL:::: if i remember.....

Hello John :o)

Excellent capture of these birds ! Lovely colours and pose. First time I see such birds so near, thanks.
Have a nice day

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-02-22 7:49]

Beautiful couple shot, nice colors & details. Well done.

Hi John

I have never seen Puffins with black faces before. Wow... these are just as beautiful. A very nicely composed shot with perfect exposure. Thanks. :-)

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-03-01 23:12]

OH! They are SO CUTE!!! A very beautiful picture. It also has me smiling. TFS

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