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Salut to the bravest bird on Gotland

Salut to the bravest bird on Gotland
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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: 2010-06-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-09 10:30
Viewed: 3236
Points: 18
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This was the nicest icture i had of an in-flight artic tern. This brave little bird was very fierce when defending it's nest which was on the parking. When my VW Golf came to close it actually attacked the car, pecking at the hood. In addition to that it attacked a german guy accidently walking to close looking for fossils. After a talk this guy used to work in the VW Lab before retiring, and instead of fossils he found golf balls on the beach. So here ends this confusing story how VW and Golf are central in an artic terns life.

All BS aside it is a beautifull bird.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-09 10:52]

Salut Jeroen,la position particuliere de la tete a fait la difference dans cette magnifique photo,une nettete' et une qualite' de tres haut niveau...mes plus gros compliments pour l'excellente capture,bonne soiree',LUCIANO

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-09 11:13]

Hi Jeroen,

Splendid photo of this species, very rare by us, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-09 11:15]

Hi Jeroen,
Prachtige foto van deze stern. Vooral de pose is heel bijzonder. De stand van de kop maakt deze foto. Overigens zijn de scherpte en compositie ook voortreffelijk. Mooie zachte natuurlijke kleuren.
P.S. Zoals je ziet ben ik overstag gegaan met mijn Zwarte Wouw. We hadden het de gehele vakantie over de Zwarte Wouw, dus daar twijfel je dan niet meer aan. Maar bij vergelijking nu blijk je gewoon gelijk te hebben. Het is een Geelsnavel! In de vogelgids van Gambia en Senegal wordt nog alleen de Black Kite genoemd. Bedankt!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-09 11:33]

Hello Jeroen,
I'm glad we have some coastguards like this along the Baltic to protect us from invasion from the south!! Joking apart this is a superb capture, very well timed to show the Tern in a lovely pose.
Beautiful colours and well framed too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hi Jeroen,

This is a great picture of this tern.
The motion of the body has been frozen nicely but the wing tips are still a bit blurry giving a sense of movement.
The image is also exposed very well and there is good detail there.
Great capture and TFS


Hallo Jeroen,
a fantastic capture of the Artic Tern in-flight taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness, a very nice composition with a fantastic posture of this splendid bird.
Best regards

Hello Jeroen,
A lovely capture of this tern in flight. I like the pose of the bird, good POV and sharp details.

hello Jeroen!
beautiful capture in flight of this
tenacious and combative artic tern
i like posture and soft colors
Now you must repair the VW.....
CIAO Sergio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-09 22:32]

Hello Jeroen,
Great, well timed in flight of an Arctic tern. These birds are quite aggressive when one approaches the nest or young.
I like the pose and POV that you set in a fine composition against the blue sky! (It is cold and wet in Skåne!)
Thanks and kind regards,

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