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these terns up on Farne are very uptight and peck at visitors getting too close to the young, this was taken with a wide angle 12-24 mm at 12mm , i could feel its breath, and certainly they shower excretion all over, it made my lens look white like a canon. thank heavens for poundland lens wipes. Wink
he was backlit by a fierce sun causing me to squint so it was a question of standing ground and firing, i was wearing a cap, and depending on the camera body to protect my face.
Phil
f10, 1/750, 250asa, raw, hand held.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12-24 nikkor Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:tern defending young
Username:NEWMANP NEWMANP
Uploaded:9 Aug 2009 - 7:46 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:86

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chunky1972
9 Aug 2009 - 7:48 PM

Love the lighting and the close up shot well caught.

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 7:55 PM

Brilliant work Phil, maybe even better than the last one Smile

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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 7:55 PM

Great shot - even more so given the fact you were under attack too! Happened to me on Farne in June ... quite hairy!
Dave

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 7:58 PM

Ab Fab !

Susan

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 7:58 PM

Great shot
Steve

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:06 PM

Incredible shot, Phil!!!!!
Just wow!

Bill

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:21 PM

love it.lesley

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:24 PM

thanks for that Martin,
thanks also Ricky, Dave, Susan, Steve and Bill.

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:36 PM

Excellent capture Phil, very brave!
Steve

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:39 PM

Oh wow absolutely superb wow wonderful lighting and detail BEAUTIFUL
Alexa

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GrahamNobles
9 Aug 2009 - 8:42 PM

That's an absolute stunner, Phil. Well done!
Graham

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:43 PM

Thanks, Steve, Alexa and Graham.
Phil

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Admiral_Frost

A fantastic shot beautiful colours.
Dave

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:51 PM

Great capture even if it was a messy job - so close to you too.

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hellsbells8868
9 Aug 2009 - 10:01 PM

Wow...thats a cracking image.

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 10:39 PM

Lovely Shot and well deserved RC!
Phil

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alansdottir
9 Aug 2009 - 10:49 PM

Is it just me, or does he look as if he's wearing shades...? Cracking capture, Phil, amazing! Carol

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ChristopherG
9 Aug 2009 - 11:13 PM

that's a pretty special shot- great capture.

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User_Removed
9 Aug 2009 - 11:36 PM

Love the perspective and the angle Phil!

Chris C

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 3:00 AM

Beautiful shot. great angle and detail.........Sandy

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 8:27 AM

thanks again everyone and thanks to Pete for the HC much appreciated.
Phil

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:25 AM

Not an easy shot to take - great shot

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maratsuikka
10 Aug 2009 - 4:13 PM

fantastic in.flight

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11251 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 4:52 PM

super shot Phil, even more so as with the W/A lens. Deserves the HC.
Smile

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andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 6:37 PM

'Ell fire Phil! This is a stunning image. Could easily grace the cover of BBC Wildlife magazine. Great work chap.

Andy

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coxy
coxy  6
10 Aug 2009 - 7:06 PM

Your a braver man than me Phil i know how nasty these little fellows can be. Great shot.

Jim

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 7:26 PM

thanks Mara, Martin, Andy and Jim.

Jim, i think its more Crazy than brave but its pretty much anything to get a good angle on a shot Wink

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motorsportpictures

O wow.
Scott

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 8:03 AM

Thanks Scott
Phil

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 11:02 PM

Stunning inflight capture - love the backlighting.
Sylvia

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 3:09 PM

thanks everyone on this one,
Thanks Yung for the award.
Phil

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Phil_Nunez
14 Aug 2009 - 3:45 PM

Hi Phil,
Stunning shot, the framing and clarity are perfect.
My Uncle returned a week after our first trip and the terns weren't attacking people as the chicks were more able and the terns musn't have considered people to be threatening. He was gutted!
Thanks for your recent post as well, really appreciate it...
Phil

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LeighRebecca
30 Aug 2009 - 8:43 PM

Wow, fantastic capture.

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alzh
alzh  11 Saudi Arabia
30 Nov 2009 - 6:02 PM

WOw .....

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maratsuikka
8 Apr 2010 - 7:06 PM

this was not easy

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catherinekp79
13 Jun 2010 - 7:40 PM

Amazing shot. Smile

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Zatoichi
Zatoichi  5707 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jul 2010 - 11:21 PM

Incredible.

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emkayne
emkayne  4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 12:20 AM

briliant

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