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June 17, 2012
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jun 17, 2012, 3:14:05 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor 9.0 Macintosh
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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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Acestra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful :)
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Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
almost looks unreal, excellent capture.
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture
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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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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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robertmroz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
+++
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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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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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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so perfectly symmetrical! brilliant!
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