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Sterna sandvicensis

Sterna sandvicensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L + TC 1,4x, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-17 5:48
Viewed: 2863
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sandwich Tern captured from Babie Doly Beach ( near Gdynia). This is for sure the best place to watch this beautiful birds

The Sandwich Tern is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.
It is a medium-large tern with grey upperparts, white underparts, a yellow-tipped black bill and a shaggy black crest which becomes less extensive in winter with a white crown.

Like all Thalasseus terns, the Sandwich Tern feeds by plunge diving for fish, usually in marine environments, and the offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display.

source: Wikipedia

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Hi Jacek ,
Excellent timing.What a moment....
Fabulous composition.
Great colour and sharpness.

Very well done..


Witaj Jacek,
dobry momet,widac ze sa nieustepliwe te ptaszyska,super zlapane,pozdrawiam

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-17 7:25]

Hello jacek,
Great action photo in good sharpness, details and a perfect timing. Beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition.

what a great moment and photo performance!
regards Nasos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-17 7:51]

Hello Jacek,
Excellent timing, composition and POV in this meeting of two Sandwich Terns. The whites are a little over-sharpened, though.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hallo Jacek
Very nice catch, great timing. A truly amazing scene with two beautiful birds. The colours are lovely to look at, the moment of "action" splendid. st attractive metallic colours. Details on both birds are very sharp, there wingspan impressive. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-17 11:56]

Hello Jacek
Superb in flight capture and composition
Thanks for sharing

greatt shot Jacek, nice frozen moment

Hi Jacek,
Fantastic capture for this beautiful bird.
Good timing and very spectacular moment.
Colours and sharpness are great!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Jacek,
Great capture!! Good clarity and BG.

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