p-p-p-pick up A puffin
I was reading your ‘Puffin Power’ article in this month’s issue (issue 35) from the Farne Islands and drew a perspective from a trip our photographic association took to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, just off the coast of Fife in Scotland.
The puffins had not yet started to breed, but they more than made up for it by the huge numbers gathered on the rocks. The weather was near-perfect and these comical birds provided a huge opportunity for the large contingent of photographers.
I had never been to the island before and this was my first attempt at photographing seabirds in their natural environment. My gear on the day consisted of my trusty D5100 with a 70-300mm Sigma lens shooting at f/4 with ISO at 400, and I used a monopod to steady my shots as you cannot venture off the marked paths in case you collapse the ground which is riddled with burrows and break a leg.
You sent in some splendid shots, Eric. I hope you’re going to carry on with your seabird photography.
Eric was able to capture a whole pack of puffins