Pic of the Week: puffin in Flight by Ken Lindsaya

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THIS was shot in mid June on the Isle of May.

The puffins are numerous on the island and fairly easy to get close to. With a telephoto lens it is relatively straightforward to photograph birds standing on a rock, but far harder to catch them in flight.

You have to try to anticipate where they are about to land to make it possible.

The added bonus of a mouthful of sand eels helps the composition — they are collected for the young nesting in burrows (46,000 this year) around the island.

The photograph was taken with a Nikon D3 using a telephoto zoom at 400mm; the aperture was f/7.1 with a film speed (ISO) of 500 and an exposure of 1/800 sec.

Pic of the Week is in association with Eastwood Photographic Society — photography for all.