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From the Archives – Atlantic Puffin

January 11, 2012
Atlantic Puffin

© - Atlantic Puffin

Week 2 of the dive through the archives will stay in Iceland.  Though not the national bird of Iceland (the Gyrfalcon takes that honor), the Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is the most recognizable of Iceland’s birds.

This image was made on my first visit to the bird cliffs at Látrabjarg.  At the time it may have been the funnest three hours of shooting I have ever experienced.  This image was made early in the rolls.  More from that shoot will likely make it onto the site as the months roll by.  Camera was the Canon Elan 7e.  Lens is not for certain, though my guess is that it was my EF 75-300mm f4-5.6.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2012 12:24 pm

    I love to see unique birds like that, but as you know there are none in west Texas. But the Wood Duck is pretty, but I haven’t seen one of those yet. Someday………..

  2. January 11, 2012 7:06 pm

    They are unique, Bob. Where they are easy to get to they are not tame enough to make images of. Where they are easy to make images of they are tough to get to. But there are a dozen or so Life birds to be had in a relatively short period of time there. I have a full-frame film image of one taken with a 28mm lens at those same cliffs.

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