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Jaeger taking off

Jaeger taking off
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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: 2012-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Iceland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 11:15
Viewed: 3319
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of an arctic skua taking off is one of the best I got of these birds. Together with the Arctic terns they rule the skies over Iceland. The terns are numerous and fearless, the skuas just plain pirates and aerobats chasing all kinds off birds untill they drop their fish. This is a dark phase bird with a white patch on its wings which I understood is typical for the icelandic population


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super scherpe foto Jeroen
mooie kleuren en leuke compositie
bedankt gr.lou

Ciao Jeroen, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic action, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jeroen
fantastic picture excellent sharpness and colors, congratulations beautiful
Hello Vanni

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-08 17:11]

Hello Jeroen,
Great inflight capture of this sleek looking bird. Love the sharp detail and rich colors of this little acrobatic flyer. Your choice of an f/4 aperture worked out great in this shot!!

great sharpness, nice alpine blooming, TFS Ori

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-08 23:40]

Hello Jeroen,
Splendid photo of this Stercorarius i think parasiticus, in beautiful environment, great colors and very nice composition!Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-09 4:32]

Hello Jeroen,
What a beauty and how lucky to have caught the bird flying over the ground. The environment with the small purple and yellow flowers and the fine green background are of great beauty. Very well chosen point of view. A most attractive shot.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-09 7:18]

Beautifully captured bird taking off...the flower bed is gorgeous..the timing is excellent. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-09 7:28]

Hello Jeroen
Excelelnt timing and nice capture.Sharp image with good low POV.

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