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Arctic Tern Symmetry by WNPhotography Arctic Tern Symmetry by WNPhotography
An arctic tern flying in a symmetrical pattern.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-26
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I was struck by this shot when I saw it as a Daily Deviation. Clearly this means that it has impact and plenty of it, since typically less than 1 DD in 10 gets a click through from me.

Technique-wise the exposure is spot-on, and the bird is pin-sharp whilst the long lens and low f-stop combine to reduce the ground to a surrealist, almost abstract, blur of colour, further emphasising the subject.

It's completely original too in my experience, showing a bird of more or less any species except a hummingbird with its wings on full up beat like this.

I "only" gave the shot 4 for vision because my experience says that there's always a touch of luck in getting somethign this specific with birds flying, displaying (peacock tails aside) or actively breeding.

Finally, I'll sign off with my usual request that, if you don't think the critique is fair, you tell me why.
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:iconohne68:
Ohne68 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems to attack! =O The symetry is nice. Sharp, soft, beautiful colours :)
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:iconacestra:
Acestra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful :)
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:iconkelpie77:
Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
almost looks unreal, excellent capture.
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture
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:iconscriptip:
ScripTip Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
You know what's insane? I haven't been on this site for years, but holy crap. You've become something of a pro in your photography. Congrats, mate :)
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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:iconrobertmroz:
robertmroz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
+++
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my newest journal [link]
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: Your photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of November. You can visit the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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:icondeus-suetonius:
Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so perfectly symmetrical! brilliant!
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:iconcrystal-vaporeon:
Crystal-Vaporeon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:)
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
nice composition!
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:iconsteven0560:
steven0560 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Words cannot translate how awestruck I was with this capture. Well done.
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture. Cool done!
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds like a great adventure. Wish you a wonderful trip. Hope you will bring back lots of amazing photographs!
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:iconmrscolbert:
MrsColbert Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
woah...i thought this was a drawing. super intense
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconmrscolbert:
MrsColbert Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome!:)
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:iconbahamutdeusmodus:
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, gorgeous shot. :love: Absolutely love it!!! :heart: :heart:
By the way, your avatar's cute too :D
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :giggle:

A solo expedition for 3 months?! Wow, that's some dedication! What kind of wildlife are you going to be searching for, if I may ask? :?
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
Lots of things, critically endangered animals such as the giant ibis.
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:iconbahamutdeusmodus:
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! =)
Giant Ibises are quite the birds! I hope you can find what you're looking for and I hope to see the finished pictures! :aww:
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Capture !! :)
Congrats on the DD !!! :clap:
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome !! I hope you have a Fun and Safe Trip !!! :D
Thanks for the link and the opportunity to keep tabs on your adventure !! :)
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:icondianaleigh:
DianaLeigh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's simply stunning!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Genuinely amazing capture. :faint:
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure! :)
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:iconalessiac:
AlessiaC Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful shot ! :) Congrats on the DD ! :D
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)

I'm going on a solo expedition to the rainforest for 3 months in 2013. If you'd like to keep up to date with my adventures and the critically endangered wildlife I will be searching for, please take a second to "like" my page on Facebook: [link]


Thank you !
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:iconscreendsk:
ScreenDsk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Stunning! <3
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment!

If you'd like to keep track of my photographic travels (with an upcoming solo expedition to the Cambodian rainforest in search of critically endangered wildlife), please take a quick second to "like" my photography page on Facebook here: [link]


Thank you again!


- Will
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yuutomin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you took your picture is really amazing..~
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment! :)

If you'd like to keep track of my photographic travels (with an upcoming expedition to the Cambodian rainforest in search of critically endangered wildlife), please take a quick second to "like" my photography page on Facebook here: [link]


Thank you again! :hug:


- Will
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:iconcryingsoulgirl:
CryingSoulGirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot =)
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment! :)

If you'd like to keep track of my photographic travels (with an upcoming expedition to the Cambodian rainforest in search of critically endangered wildlife), please take a quick second to "like" my photography page on Facebook here: [link]


Thank you again! :hug:


- Will
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:icondulali:
Dulali Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, very nice. Terns may be my favorite "ocean" bird. Thery are so elegant, and you really captured that in this picture.

One time while I was in Florida, I saw a Caspian tern dive down into the water and catch a fish, just a few feet behind some people who were swimming! They were completely oblivious to it, and I wish I had been as close to it as they were. I would have liked to see the dive up-close.
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment! :)

If you'd like to keep track of my photographic travels (with an upcoming expedition to the Cambodian rainforest in search of critically endangered wildlife), please take a quick second to "like" my photography page on Facebook here: [link]


Thank you again! :hug:


- Will
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup :)
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:iconvolotation:
volotation Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:icongrote-design:
grote-design Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
wow! a beautiful picture! :)
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment! :)

If you'd like to keep track of my photographic travels (with an upcoming expedition to the Cambodian rainforest in search of critically endangered wildlife), please take a quick second to "like" my photography page on Facebook here: [link]


Thank you again! :hug:


- Will
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grote-design Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome! and i liked youre page! :)
you can also like mine if you want: [link] :)
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:iconchris-illustrator:
chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Great capture, and it's interesting how soft the image came out. I really thought this was a digital painting until I saw photography in your watermark.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D700
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1600
Date Taken
Jun 17, 2012, 3:14:05 PM
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