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We stepped away from puffins for a while to shoot some of the other wild birds nest­ing on Sta­ple Is­land. This shag was sit­ting on its nest and pro­tect­ing its new­born chicks, so it was quite de­fen­sive when we got close. I waited for it to open its mouth wide and used a shal­low depth of field to iso­late it against the cliffs, fo­cus­ing on the glint in its green eye, which re­ally pops against the yel­low beak. I like how much de­tail there is in the shag’s feath­ered chest, and Chris’ tips re­ally helped me get the right ex­po­sure.

Hot Shot #02

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