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White-tailed Tropicbird

White-tailed Tropicbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-24 11:59
Viewed: 2696
Points: 38
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from natureseychelles.org
A beautiful long-tailed white seabird. The White-tailed Tropicbird breeds on almost every island, including the large islands like Mahe and Silhouette, where it nests in trees and bird’s nest ferns on high altitude forests.

However, birds that breed on predator free islands are more successful. Here, birds often nest on the ground at the base of trees. There is intense competition for good nest sites, with birds fighting viciously fro the best spots. Young birds are grey and fluffy, and do not grow long tail feathers for a year or more. When their chicks are fatter than they are themselves, adult White tailed Tropicbirds abandon them; the chicks become so hungry that they make their own way to the sea.

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amazing bird and an amazing picture, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-24 12:18]

Hello Tom,
By far the best and most beautiful photo of this species I've ever seen. What a beauty! High quality! I'm amazed!

Hi Tom,
beautiful bird and composition. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Tom.
Splendido esemplare di uccello a coda lunga ,fotografato con una eccellente nitidezza belli i colori ben definiti,interessanti le note.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-24 14:56]

Hi Tom,great capture from the Seychelles,what a perfect wings position and what a excellent exposure for a very good white,spectacular details too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Tom,

Welcome back among us! We missed you, but seeing this first picture I guess we'll have compensations.
I love these very elegant birds, and you captured this one beautifully. Especially, it's perfect contrast and framing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-24 17:59]

Hello Tom,
This is a new bird for me and what a beauty it is. Love the long trailing tail feathers and gorgeous contrasting black and white plumage. Excellent inflight capture!!

Amazing bird and great photo Tom!

尤其可以照的這樣清晰 真是不簡單
空中的光線 掌握的很不錯 真是太美了

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-24 22:41]

beautiful species. nicely framed image. excellent clarity and sharpness on flight. good work. tfs.

Hello Mr.Tom,
What a beautiful picture!!!Nice colour and sharpness.You have chosen nice POV and light.Thanks a lot for sharing such beautiful shot.
Kind regards,

Hi Tom
Beautiful in flight photo. I can't get over the length of that tail. Perfect pose, great composition and detail. Your technique just produced fabulous results.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-25 1:09]

Hi Tom,
A beautiful well-timed photo of the White-tailed Tropicbird.
Excellent sharpness and detail.

Hi Tom,
Exceptional photo with perfect light & exposure control + excellently set shutter speed. I might crop a little more from left and the bottom to fill the bird in the frame more, but this is just a personal thought. Pleasant photo with fantastic use of technique. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-25 5:06]

Lovely bird species and well captured image in flight. tfs.

Hello Tom

WOW ! excellent in-flight shot of this seabird,
with its flight pose and long long tail, the POV
and framing it gives dynamism to the image,
with superb focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Tom
a very well captured, composed picture.
over all a superb picture.
best wishes,

hello Tom
super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Tom,
WOW! What a fantastic capture of this bird. I've never seen one like this before. Beautiful colour and great detail. I like the long tail. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful flight

magnific capture for this beautiful bird, very nice picture,

congrats Tom !

ciao, tino

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