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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 10:11
Viewed: 3740
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hey mom & dad, can't you see I am hungry? Bring me the fish. And the River Terns danced around and brought small and tender fish that could be digested by this 3 day old River Tern chick. We spent close to an hour watching the River Terns guard the chick and feed it. They valiantly fought a Kite circling the area with the intention of scooping on the chick. They brought small tender fish, washed them and made the fish softer before feeding the chick. May be a few days later, I will post the River Tern father and the chick in the feeding process.

Taken at Rangana Thittu. Rangana Thittu, right now is the breeding ground for thousands of other birds. But in the whole area, there are only two River Tern families. This is one of them.

- Murali Santhanam

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Dear Murali, very cute and nice contrast background and very well captured moment ! fantastic very soft fur/feather details . TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hello Murali,
Oh my dear... Cutie factor is sky high!
The moment is very well captured, and the fluffy little fellow conveys his message well...
Attractive composition, fine colour & details!
Pablo -

hello Murali

wow what a superb image ! excellent timing too shoot it,
cute baby bird, excellent details and sharpness,
excellent POV and framing, and a lovely light comimng on him, TFS


Hallo Maruli
An admirable, adorable and very cute photograph. A real fluff ball that one would just want to pamper and oh and ah about. You have managed to capture a very special moment showing this little chick's hunger expression. A well presented, well focused image with clear details and good point of view. I liked this one a lot! Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

great capture! TFS Ori

This is really cool shot of this little fellow :)


Great job with this chick,
Ever noticed how impatient they are when it comes to food,


Hello Murali,
What a cute little guy! nice composition and very good sharpness, nice colors and details.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-06 16:20]

Hello Murali,
It really is a cute shot of this little one. I like the BG.

Hello Murali,
Beautiful composition of this cute little fellow!
very good pov with superb sharpness, vivid colour and detils in the shot!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
great job

Hilarious Murali. Cute shot of this chick. Super pose, fine lighting, good focus, and pleasing contrasting BG make this a winner. TFS, Richard

Hi Murali,
Cool shot, very cute. very good sharpness and details.

Hi Murali Santhanam,
Lovely shot, It feels you was waiting for.your model is beautiful and her act is more than that. Congratulation. Very rare chance to got such chances, best regards, Nadeem Khawar.

cute! Only two pairs or groups i couldnt catch. it is definitely lovely, as all kids are :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-07 12:32]

Hello Murali,
Excellent photo of this little Tern with its big open beak. Perfect timing and POV. The contrasting colours are excellent. Beautiful light on the chick. Great sharp details. Very good composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-07 13:54]

What a nice story and fine observation you share with us Murali. This is a great picture with a wonderful light and what a pose! Fantastic, I love the birds' down that we see very clearly thanks to the sharpness of the picture. The blurred background leaves only the bird to see, the tiny life being protected... and so hungry! Looking forward the next pictures! Thank you,


Dear Murali,

Simply a beautiful shot, wonderful lighting, excellent detail, perfect exposure, 10/10...

Cheers Rick:)

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