**Weekly Wildlife Thread June 17th, 2012**

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
James Diedrick
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Puffins off the Cliffs of Moher
In reply to tylerken, Jun 18, 2012

I recently took my Canon 7D + 70-300mm IS L lens on the boat trip to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland--one of the most challenging situations I can imagine, since the boat is bobbing in the water, the lighting is often dim, and I was shooting into the water to capture the puffins, murres and razorbills that were swimming and diving in the water (and sometimes taking flight). I spot-metered most of the shots, used AI SERVO, and often had to crank up the ISO to 1600 to get my shutter speed to 2000+. Generally I was pleased with the results, though the ratio of shots to keepers was about 50-1. I used noise reduction in Lightroom4 to bring down the noise, but advice on doing this more effectively is welcome. Here are a few examples of the puffins:

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