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Old 19-07-2011, 20:38   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, need some advice for tomorrow as i am finally for Rathlin Island to see & shoot the puffins, camera that is, i am only gonna take 1 lens only with me nikon 70-210mm, so the question is what would be the best settings to try & stick with? & any other tips i might need to know to, cheers simpbow
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Old 20-07-2011, 10:15   #2 (permalink)
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Depends whether they will be stationary or flying. If stationary no different to shooting any other stationery object. When flying it's probably down to your panning technique, DOF and a suitably fast shutter speed. Up the ISO if you need to - HTH.
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Cheers stepheno, not to matter now, just back & its a no go, there's puffins there but protected by RSPB, no way down to them either as the viewing point is on top of a sheer rock face about 150ft up from them
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Matter of interest, where do you guys go to get these nice images of puffins?
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I go to Bempton Cliffs. It's RSPB with a viewing platform. I take a 100-400 which covers most options but some guys take some serious gear 500, 600 and even 800mm.
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My son has just sent me a puffin pic from the Skelligs, Co Kerry, where "you can get within a few feet of them"
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Cheers guys, now that might interest me mick, have you any images handy so i could see them, cheers simpbow
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I'll have to wait until my son gets back (later today) and will then send you some of whatever he's got as soon as I can.

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Cheers mick, you can send them here if its aloud or my e-mail which ever suits you, thanx very much for doing thatsimpbow
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If you want to send me a PM with your e-mail I can send you the one pic my son e-mailed me pronto ... can't fathom a way to post it otherwise, being a computer duff rather than a buff.

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Thanx for the trouble mick much appreciatedthat's what am looking for to get in close, you don't know by off chance what lens he was using
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Hi Shane,

What I didn't know when I sent this to you was that it was taken on a camera phone!

However I'm waiting on some more from my son taken with his Canon ... inc. a shot of him within 2/3 feet of a Puffin ...so getting near not a problem.

One draw back is that there seems to be a 2 hour limit on staying on the island before you have to leave but Iguess if it was just for Puffins I suppose that could be enough.

Will send more pics when I get them if you like.


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Goodman mick if you can do that for me it would be greathave to get some info on this trip then, cheers
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