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July 6th, 2010

Atlantic Puffin 18

Posted By Jon Cornforth

Atlantic Puffin 18_Latrabjarg, NW Fjords, Iceland

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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  1. Charlie Jarman Says:

    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.

  2. Jon Cornforth Says:

    Thanks, Charlie. I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement. Best wishes.

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