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Arctic tern

Arctic tern
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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, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-02 16:09
Viewed: 2370
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The first picture from iceland. The island is one big tern colony! Dive bombing everyone everywhere these birds are a real nuisance, but a very elegant one!

The deep blue at the background is not the sky, but the shadowed face of a mountain,


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perfect capture, TFS Ori


Excellent POV! The homogeneous blending of brown/blue with subject in symetry with "horizon" (as it appears) is perfect. The birds form is exquisite. Well done.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-03 1:44]

Hi Jeroen,
Schitterende foto met de Stern in de perfecte houding. Ben ook benieuwd naar de 'duikertjes'.
Ik neem aan dat je deze vanuit IJsland op TN hebt gezet.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-07-03 2:08]

Hi Jeroen,

This a very beautiful minimalist photograph. The bird, hanging in mid-air, is given in just a few "lines", with a strong statement by the red beak. The background reminds one of a Rothko canvas- just color inter-diffuing layers, with no structural details. Excellent!

Am surprised that only three (now four) people have taken the time to react to his one.

Well done! Cheers!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-03 2:51]

Hi Jeroen,fantastic point of view!! What a beautiful capture of this tern,very original and at the top of perfection talking about details and colors,it's nice to see a different solution to take birds in fly,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-03 5:36]

Hello Jeroen,
You are the master of Pastel-pictures. How fine and well presented again! Well chosen composition too. Amazing to read that the blue color is a mountain:-)
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Jeroen
Superb composition,great pose,wonderful soft colours and contrast.Very beautiful pic.Thank You
Have a nice day!
Best regards

Hello Jeroen,
What a lovely image with a splendid species of water birds. Very nice details and excellent focus. Difficult shoot to catch this birds in flight.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Jeroen,
really nice photo of this bird. Amazing composition. Perfect point of view. Nice background.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Jeroen
super scherp!
leuke opnam recht voor ze raap
schitterende kleuren
groet lou

Hi Jeroen,

What a excellent shot, colours, detail, bg, pov, dof all spot on,.
TFS regards Bill.

Hello Jeroen,
Good composition and clear background combined with beautiful colours makes from this image a wonderful one. Well done!

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