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Gracefull killer

Gracefull killer
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-26 7:49
Viewed: 2817
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are the most numerous (after musquitos) inhabitants of Iceland. Everywhere you walk you will hear kekekekekekekkeeke kiaaaaaaaaaaaaa, that last means...DUCK I'm going for your head! Believe me ....it hurts! And if attecking with the bill doesn't drive you off, they will try with the back end... parts of my fleece are still white!!


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een plaat jeroen
super zo als hij je aan kijkt
mooi van scherpte en super kleuren
gr lou

Hi Jeroen,
excellent capture of this bird. Perfect sharpness and details. AMazing colours and white balance.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jeroen. Wonderfull. Perfect sharpness and perfect speed.

Ciao Jeroen.
Grande nitidezza di questo uccello con notevoli dettagli splendidi i colori ed un’ottima gestione della luce molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Jeroen,
One of the most interesting and lovely species of birds I have seen. The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast against the sky.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-26 11:14]

Hi Jeroen,
Zo welkom was je dus blijkbaar niet :-)
Maar als hij zou kunnen zien wat een prachtige foto je van hem gemaakt hebt, heeft hij vast spijt.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-26 12:36]

Hi Jeroen,spectacular capture!! What a magnificent wings position and what a great great details,especially on the face,the orange beak is really fantastic,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Your note cracked me up; your photo breathtaking capture, just look at the expanse of the wings and awesome white balance. WELL DONE

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-27 2:35]

Great picture and beautiful composition. White balance is perfect, sharpness and light excellent. Congratulation. Saludos

Hi Jeroen

Fantastic capture of the Arctic tern with typical wings position and that little turn of the head, so essential for such compositions.


Hallo Jeroen,
This image is pin sharp, excellent detail and beautiful natural colours. Excellent POV and B&W management. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Jeroen,
Nice and interesting photo of this bird,with splendid details,colors and very good clarity.The image is great.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-28 4:59]

Hello Jeroen,
Again a most fine and well done shot: I love the way the bird turns its head showing so well its eye. Excellent management of white color too. Perfect presentation.
Have a nice Sunday
Kind regards

Hello Jeroen,
very nice in-flight picture of this Arctic tern. composition, clarity and colour is excellent.
best wishes,

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