Photographing the puffin has been difficult because most breeding sites are accessed by boat. I have been on three tour boats this summer and none yielded a good photographic opportunity. If there is a big sea, then the boat can't get close enough to shore and the boat rocks so much that it is impossible to hold the camera steady. To complicate matters the sun comes and goes and sometimes is so harsh that the images appear washed out. I have yet to master the technique of shooting at sea. I need more practice.
Ideally, Elliston provides a spot for continuous shooting until the perfect picture is captured.