I dropped it...
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2007-03-07 8:26]
Well capture great colors Bg POV DOF Details very crisp well done
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-03-07 8:55]
It's a very good action shot!
I like so much the timing and quickness to get this tern in such a good focus, in this difficult shot due to the flight and speed of the subject.
The waterdrops hanging and the waves on the water adds a lot to this scene.
You made a great composition with all this elements.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-03-07 9:08]
An almost superb catch (although for the bird),I think it was something big he catched,for you this shot must have made your day,excellent camerawork,regards,
- Captive_Light (0)
- [2007-03-07 9:24]
Excellent capture of a small moment in time... Nice one Gerhard
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-03-07 9:27]
A beautiful image...
I like the water droplets, the wings and the vivid coloration.
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-03-07 9:35]
great capture wirh really
good sharpness and fine pov
very well done!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-03-07 10:56]
A beautiful shot of the Tern in flight - and a beautiful picture. The colors and sharp details are wonderful. What timing to get that big spash.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-03-07 11:11]
I sure hope for his sake that he finds it back ;))
This is truely a one-of-a-kind in-flight!
The pose in which you managed to catch it here is just amazing! The POV is exceptional and the fact that the motion is so well frozen is outstanding!
The details and DOF are really perfect - keeping everything is very good focus, while the natural colors are charming and very well saturated.
The exposure is spot-on, the framing and presentation are lovely and the composition is excellent.
BRAVO and TFS
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-03-07 11:46]
Awesome timing Gerhard!
It looks like he's dropped a bomb or has some serious upthrust! This shot is all about timing and you have nailed it here. Good sharpness and exposure on the whites. I might have moved the bird dead centre for this particular image but no real problem here.
Nice work my friend
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2007-03-07 12:19]
Hello Gerhard , very good freezing action photo , TFS.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-03-07 12:28]
fabuleuse action de peche,malgres sa vitesse la sterne est parfaitement nette,j'aime aussi beaucoup les gouttes d'eau en suspention.
- patrickb (87)
- [2007-03-07 13:02]
Hi Gerhard, once again a fantastic shot, action, frozen in time. Great POV, DOF and detail, from the feathers to the water drops.
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-03-07 14:28]
Oh NO! That's dinner gone!
Perfect timing Gerhard. I love the look of his angel wings there - all spread out and he's hanging in space looking at what was once his meal. Well done
- chouette (0)
- [2007-03-07 19:47]
A superb capture Gerhard! Wonderful pose of the bird, great details on the open wings. Nice DOF and colours. TFS!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-03-08 22:15]
An excellent action shot that you have frozen perfectly. The flying water droplets look great. Nice quality light. Colors and detail are really great here. Superb camea work!
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-03-13 17:07]
Fantastic freeze frame action in this awesome capture, I love it! The detail really shows up in this one throughout the entire picture. Way to go Gerhard. You are a fantastic photographer. :)
- wuta (2142)
- [2007-04-03 13:36]
Hello Gerhard , A Great action shot ,great compositie details the water drops the blue bg , very good shot ,tfs Greetings Teunie .
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-04-11 19:35]
Bonita captura en acción Gerhard con excelente punto de vista, iluminación y foco aunque se aprecia alguna pérdida de calidad en el resultado final de la presentación.
El escaso DOF y el apropiado timing permiten retratar al ave perfectamente con adecuada elección del encuadre.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo
Nice capture in action Gerhard with excellent point of view, illumination and focus although some loss of quality is appreciated in the final result of the presentation.
Scarce DOF and the appropriate timing allow to depict the bird perfectly with suitable election of the framing.
My best regards... Ricardo
- mogens-j (20)
- [2007-04-12 16:12]
Normally I do not use big words but this time I have to – this is a fantastic capture. Excellent sharpness/focus with lots of details all over. Especially I like the angel-look on the wings and the droplets. Great looking and very clear colours. Very good composition with the bird out of centre. Excellent handling of the light with details both in the white and the black part of the plumage. The wings wide spread – it looks like he/she is measuring the size of the lost fish – just like every angler:-0). I would call this picrure a “second to non”. Well done my friend.
Here in Denmark the most common Terns are Sterna birundo (Common Tern in English) and Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern in English). Unfortunately I have never succeeded to get a proper picture of any of them.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2007-04-30 3:10]
Baie goeie skoot, ek dink jy het hier 'n seker Salon aanvaarding. Wens dit was myne.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-07-13 14:05]
I and many others here would enjoy seeing your work from time to time. This image is a prime example of the high standard you set in your images. You're a hard act to follow..
And you are missed.