Atlantic Puffins, Skellig Islands, Ireland
I had always wanted to be a wildlife photographer when I was young (or a pilot), but thought doing that sort of thing was out of reach for the average person. I bought my first SLR Canon camera when I graduated from college and a rather inexpensive, slow, 300 mm zoom lens. From a distance of about 10 feet, on an island off the west coast of Scotland, the Atlantic puffin was the first animal I photographed with that camera. It made me realize taking photographs of wildlife was not impossible!
This shot was taken more recently with my Canon 40D, 100-400 mm L IS lens at 1/250 second, f/5.6, with a monopod for support.
Copyright Brian Healy Photography 2009
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