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Arctic Rage!

Arctic Rage!
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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-24 16:52
Viewed: 4597
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is a enormous amount of arctic sterns in Iceland, and what i find amazing, is that the fly more than 18.000 miles or 25.000 kilometres to breed.. During the winter they fly al the way to Antarctica! So scientist think that these birds are migrating the longest distance in the world. As soon you approach them in the breeding time, they will sort of attack you.. They appear more aggressive then they really are.. They will scream a lot, low pass you, but never hit in any case.. I like these birds, they have a nice way of fishing, and also the appearance with the V tail is to my opinion lovely..

Used PS CSII for PP
A bit cropped
sharpened with Smart Sharpening
16bit to 8 bit
resized for the internet

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Hi Olger,

This is a very good catch of this bird! It is impressive that you handhold your camera, this picture is so sharp. I like the title too :) Great attitude from the bird, nice POV and lightning, well done!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-24 17:34]

Splendid in-flight shot, Olger!
You really managed to catch an interesting posture of this stern.
Excellent sharpness, lovely colors, parfect POV and nice blue BG.
Bravo and TFS

Very nice in-flight shot Olger! Great pose with the open beak! Beautiful light, great details and nice colors. TFS!

Hi Olger,
Very well captured of flying and screaming bird. Superbly focused, sharp, and clear. Well composed final result. Great shot and PP works.

Ben Lakitan

Excellent in-flight shot, Olger!good light, colours and composition
Best regards

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-07-25 2:54]

Bonjour Olger,
Magnifique instantané avec une netteté exceptionnelle ! Félicitations.

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