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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: 2011-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dutch birds, CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 4:19
Viewed: 2692
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today this picture of the national bird of my country. We have quite a lot of them, where as the nearest colonies abroad are in the south of France almost a 1000 km away. Some kolonies here are under stress of predation by foxes that have eaten all are seagull kolonies along the coastline and now need something else to eat

enjoy this picture. It flew right by my lookout place after being almost drowned by a canada goose, it came to close to the nest.


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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-08 4:37]

Hi Jeroen
A wondeerful shot of this flying spoonbill. A good composition ad lovely natural colors. Good contrast and excllent control of thee white.
Beautifully done

Hi Jeroen,
Well what a dramatic action shot of this amazing Spoonbill, great exposure control and detailed whites,
Very sharp throughout with awesome timing,
Congratulations Jeroen and have a good Sunday,
Best Regards,


Hello Jeroen

Great in-flight close-up shot of this Spoonbill
with a fine POV at its level, great focus
sharpness and details of its white plumage,
beautiful light, excellent contrast, from the
bird's flight pose we can feel his fast speed,



Well captured! Good composition, lighting and details. regards yiannis

Hoi jeroen ,
wat een mooi beest ,
mooie scherpte complimenten ervoor
groetjes gunhan

Ciao Jeroen, wonderful spoonbill in great fly, perfect focus on eye, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Jeroen,
a superb capture of the Spoonbill in flight, outstanding sharpness and splendid colour tones, excellent point of view, just at right moment for a fantastic composition
Best regards

Hello Jeroen
Impressive in flight photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Jeroen.
Excellent capture. Great point of view. What a dynamic scene! Excellent sharpness. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-08 7:27]

A fine capture Geroen!
The European Spoonbill is rare in Sweden but its expansion in Holland may lead to its establishment in my country.
Excellent timing in flight, wing position, lighting and sharpness against a fine BG.
Great to view!
Thanbks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-08 8:34]

Hallo Jeroen,
Wat een schitterende foto. Prachtig zo in de vlucht genomen. De wit balans in de veren is perfect, mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Uitstekende scherpte en weer een perfecte timing voor een prima compositie.

Hello Jeroen,
Exceptional capture of lovely species in flight. Perfect composition
with very good natural colors, excellent details and very good focus.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-05-08 10:15]

Hello Jeroen
Excellent inflight capture
Well done!
Thanks for sharing

hallo Jeroen
super shot !
altijd weer prachtig om te zien hoe ze vliegen
groetjes lou

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-08 14:31]

Hello Jeroen,
What a quality in flight image, showing the streamling of this tall species for flight. Excellent work Jeroen, thank you

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-08 15:29]

Magnificent in-flight pic whit very impressive sharpness,plums details and fantastic light and white balance.A very professional work my friend!Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Excellent shot of this bird in flight!

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  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-05-09 10:46]

Hoi Jeroen .
Wat een mooie foto super shot.
nog nooit deze vogel gezien echt super mooi .
Groetjes senol

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