Tufted Puffins, etc. on Oregon Coast
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genefixer
Registered: Jan 23, 2007
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Spent two mornings at the base of Haystack Rock located at Cannon Beach, Oregon. My first opportunity to get some shots of Puffins which I had only previously seen at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. Conditions typical for the Oregon Coast with occasional drizzle early the first morning then ground fog. The second morning no drizzle and intermittent ground fog afforded opps for a few clear shots of the puffins and friends on the Rock.



genefixer
Registered: Jan 23, 2007
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A couple more shots of these crazy looking birds. BTW, the puffins are high enough up that to get a decent angle I resorted to the 2X TC remembering to stop down the lens a bit for sharpness.

Substitution please



genefixer
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Should have posted this in the beginning..

Here is Haystack Rock. If you zoom in a bit on the top third of the rock you might see the number of birds hanging around...



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Uggg, I have to get down there

Nice work Mike! Man I would like to see them.

Great job with the 2x. You even have a couple of murres in there just for spice.

Tim



genefixer
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Uggg, I have to get down there

Nice work Mike! Man I would like to see them.

Great job with the 2x. You even have a couple of murres in there just for spice.

Tim


Tim

I knew these puffins would light your fire!!

Thanks for looking

Mike



Dick on Aruba
Registered: Mar 12, 2007
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Some very nice captures



GAREN
Registered: Apr 21, 2006
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Nice set Mike

Garen



genefixer
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GAREN wrote:
Nice set Mike

Garen


Garen

Thanks much man!

Mike



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Very nice Mike. I take it from your use of the 2X that you are not allowed to approach to close?

Rob



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Now that looks like a place to watch the sunset and stroll the beach! Cool place to be Mike and even better if you can find puffins hanging out. #1 shot shows a fluffy juvi of some type top center of image? Looks like a nice mix of birds to observe and fairly concentrated. Good work again with the 2x!

Karl



genefixer
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Rob Tillyer wrote:
Very nice Mike. I take it from your use of the 2X that you are not allowed to approach to close?

Rob


Rob

You can get closer but you lose the angle. Those birds are way up there. 100 ft or so!!

thanks for looking

Mike



genefixer
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Karl Witt wrote:
Now that looks like a place to watch the sunset and stroll the beach! Cool place to be Mike and even better if you can find puffins hanging out. #1 shot shows a fluffy juvi of some type top center of image? Looks like a nice mix of birds to observe and fairly concentrated. Good work again with the 2x!

Karl


Karl

Thanks again buddy!

Mike



anthony whitmo
Registered: May 29, 2007
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Hey Mike,

I had heard there were tufted puffins here on the West Coast somewhere but much further North than NorCal. Nice to see someone post some puffins from the opposite coast.
There has to be a good location to get some GREAT closeups of these guys here on the West Coast. I'll continue researching!! One of these days !!

really nice job given the conditions of a bird I've never seen posted here before. Lots of the Atlantic Variety but none of the Tufted. Your the first

Your landscape shots are fantastic. You did a super job on these too and really great job on the tufted with the 2x

Ant



genefixer
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anthony whitmo wrote:
Hey Mike,

I had heard there were tufted puffins here on the West Coast somewhere but much further North than NorCal. Nice to see someone post some puffins from the opposite coast.
There has to be a good location to get some GREAT closeups of these guys here on the West Coast. I'll continue researching!! One of these days !!

really nice job given the conditions of a bird I've never seen posted here before. Lots of the Atlantic Variety but none of the Tufted. Your the first

Your landscape shots are fantastic. You did a super job on these too and really great job on the tufted with the 2x

Ant


Ant

What you smokin' man!!

Cannon Beach, Oregon is on the West Coast!!

Mike

P.S. Okay I will give you the benefit of the doubt and accept your diction and accept that you know where Oregon is!!



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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genefixer wrote:
anthony whitmo wrote:
Hey Mike,

I had heard there were tufted puffins here on the West Coast somewhere but much further North than NorCal. Nice to see someone post some puffins from the opposite coast.
There has to be a good location to get some GREAT closeups of these guys here on the West Coast. I'll continue researching!! One of these days !!

really nice job given the conditions of a bird I've never seen posted here before. Lots of the Atlantic Variety but none of the Tufted. Your the first

Your landscape shots are fantastic. You did a super job on these too and really great job on the tufted with the 2x

Ant


Ant

What you smokin' man!!

Cannon Beach, Oregon is on the West Coast!!

Mike

P.S. Okay I will give you the benefit of the doubt and accept your diction and accept that you know where Oregon is!!


Mike, don't cut him any slack! He must think you are a world traveler Geeez does he even know who you are, ANT................helloooooooooooooo

I am worried about him, Atlantic and Pacific are so close together I guess it is easy to get confused.

Karl



Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Nice set Mike and congrats on the tufted, I've never seen them either on this forum. I missed my puffin trip in Maine this year, but I'll get them next July for sure. Nice shots of the rock too.
Herb



genefixer
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Herb Houghton wrote:
Nice set Mike and congrats on the tufted, I've never seen them either on this forum. I missed my puffin trip in Maine this year, but I'll get them next July for sure. Nice shots of the rock too.
Herb


Herb

Thanks and good luck next July!!

Mike



Ed Robertson
Registered: Mar 20, 2008
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I was just there and it was foggy Darn. Great Job Mike. My Wife and I are meeting Bonnie Block at Port Townsen Saturday to go out on a Puffin Cruise. I did get some shots at the New Port Aqarium but captive Ed



genefixer
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Ed Robertson wrote:
I was just there and it was foggy Darn. Great Job Mike. My Wife and I are meeting Bonnie Block at Port Townsen Saturday to go out on a Puffin Cruise. I did get some shots at the New Port Aqarium but captive Ed


Ed

Yes, fog is frequently a problem on the OR coast. I got lucky especially the second morning. No bright sun really but at least little ground fog.

thanks for looking

Mike



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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I love the puffins and what a landscape shot

Tim



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