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Thought this Arctic Tern looked like an angel with its wings pulled back.
It was getting ready to peck someone on the head as they walk past its nest.
Taken on Inner Farne a couple of weeks ago.

Camera:eos10d
Lens:24-70mm
Recording media:ISO200
Title:The Angel
Username:simons simons
Uploaded:3 Jul 2005 - 11:03 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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terry_cavner
3 Jul 2005 - 11:06 AM

Superb Capture...well done

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Bluke
Bluke  10303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 11:07 AM

brilliant catch ....
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astonm
astonm  10
3 Jul 2005 - 11:11 AM

They don't come any better, superb
Aston

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jeffa
jeffa Plus Member 1032 forum postsjeffa vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2005 - 11:22 AM

Wonderfull! Click
Jeff

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martin.w
martin.w Plus Member 13376 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 11:39 AM

Brilliantly caught in flight.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  11660 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 11:51 AM

Great capture and excellently composed image

Rob

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ptilley
ptilley  13 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2005 - 12:07 PM

Great capture, Paul.

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clintnewsham
3 Jul 2005 - 12:17 PM

cracking flight shot,well caught

click clint

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 12:23 PM

Lovely backlighting, well caught pose, makes a wonderful shape against the sky.

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andrewjen
andrewjen  1099 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jul 2005 - 12:29 PM

excellent timming good shot
Andy

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kuzwing
kuzwing  11
3 Jul 2005 - 1:22 PM

Brilliant shot

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Maddie
Maddie  102715 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 1:31 PM

great shot

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yjjeep  11
3 Jul 2005 - 5:48 PM

Outstanding shot.Love it.

YJ

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  10 Philippines
3 Jul 2005 - 6:46 PM

Great in flight shot!Well done...
Cesie

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glazzaro Plus Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 8:39 PM

Absolutely superb shot! Love that detail in the feather and such a perfect freeze of motion! Hats off to you Sir! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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jasonewell
jasonewell  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jul 2005 - 11:49 PM

Superb shot, the composition and presentation 1st class.
Jason

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KathyW
KathyW  121793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2005 - 1:39 AM

wow...............

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tim g
tim g  12 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2005 - 5:41 AM

Excellent capture

Tim

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JimmyR
JimmyR  10 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2005 - 8:20 AM

Excellent capture...froze perfectly with sharp details...congrats!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2005 - 11:59 AM

One of your best Simon, this is just a fabulous in flight shot....If I were dishing out awards this one would get something from me....top marks!

Ade

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Big_D  10
4 Jul 2005 - 12:06 PM

Great capture, all been said really. Might be worth the B&W treatment ?

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simons  10
4 Jul 2005 - 12:15 PM

Thanks for all the great comments, much appreciated as usual.
Simon

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geoffash26  112507 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jul 2005 - 1:39 PM

Stunning
Geoff

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daffydill56
daffydill56 Plus Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
4 Jul 2005 - 10:15 PM

Simon this is a beauty. I love the backlighting and his colour against that blue sky.

Very nice work indeed.

Fran

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hsreid  10 Scotland
5 Jul 2005 - 12:53 PM

Nice Shot, something in the crop not correct to my eye, but clicks count!!

Click
Stewart

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dark_lord Critique Team 111642 forum postsdark_lord vcard England212 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2005 - 6:46 AM

This is the sort of thing I was aiming for (thanks for looking at mine, by the way) but it was nibh on impossible the day I went!

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suzieosman
suzieosman  1166 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2005 - 11:41 AM

Wow....absolutely superb Simon....great title too, very fitting....

Sue

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john short  1125 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2005 - 2:07 PM

dramatic lighting and great colour

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suleesia
suleesia  11176 forum posts Malaysia
8 Jul 2005 - 5:46 AM

stunning capture!

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MickS
MickS  10 England14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2005 - 5:09 AM

Watcha Simon,
well seen and taken, guddun.
best
Mick

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22 Apr 2010 - 12:15 AM

Very beautiful, spot on timing.
Dave.

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mrjt
mrjt  9 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 - 7:46 PM

Great Gallery,

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wideangler
11 Jun 2010 - 6:11 PM

Absolutely superb. Had I been skilful enough to take it, and I'm not, I would have cropped closer to the wing on the right hand side. I would probably have ended up with an almost square picture. Given the way the bird's head is facing it makes sense, to me, to do that.

My guess is you considered doing so but decided not to and I'm interested to know why as I think it would improve an already beautiful picture. Neil.

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Brilane
Brilane  9 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2010 - 4:14 AM

Excellent exposure.
Brian

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24 Oct 2010 - 6:12 PM

Excellent capture great work well done.

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BarbAnna
BarbAnna  5 England
4 Jan 2011 - 7:50 PM

Wonderful capture!
Barbara

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9 Jun 2012 - 11:28 AM

Lovely capture Simon. Excellent timing.

Jane

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Brian65  6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 9:06 PM

Top notch shot Simon.
Brian

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jaymark1
jaymark1  7 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

Cracking flight shot.

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maggietear
13 Aug 2013 - 11:54 PM

Fantastic capture, Simon! You've captured the intent of this Tern; I've been on the receiving end of their beak, at the request of my husband - I did have a hat on - this reminded me!
Maggie

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19 Sep 2013 - 9:44 PM

A splendid capture
Ju

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28 Nov 2013 - 3:46 AM

Very well captured, Simon.

Simon

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 6:08 PM

Beautiful image, i hope to visit the Farnes this spring

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17 Apr 2014 - 2:43 PM

Wonderful portfolio, top rate togging.

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27 Jul 2014 - 11:00 PM

Superb..Lin

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SteveMackay
14 Mar 2015 - 8:13 PM

Amazing!Smile

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28 May 2015 - 7:42 PM

Wonderful capture here, perfect!

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