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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-14 1:19
Viewed: 635
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, its four subspecies breeding in temperate and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in coastal tropical and subtropical regions. Breeding adults have light grey upperparts, white to very light grey underparts, a black cap, orange-red legs, and a narrow pointed bill. Depending on the subspecies, the bill may be mostly red with a black tip or all black.

Differences between the American and Eurasian populations are minimal. American birds have a slightly shorter wing length on average, and the extent of the black tip on the upper mandible tends to be less than in birds from Scandinavia and further east in Eurasia.

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Hi Marius
Great POV to catch this beautiful tern in a great light. Great colors and details.The catch light in the eye and the pose.Beautiful capture!
Have a great days!
José Diogo

Lovely shot, Marius. That perch is just incredible.
The movement of water is also well captured.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-14 13:09]

Hi Marius,small bird that i seen sometimes in my trips,elegant pose,fine details and perfect composition too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-14 19:45]

Hello Marius,
A beautiful Common Tern captured in an attractive pose. Some feather detail was lost around the neck area due to harsh lighting, but otherwise nice detail. I love the slimy seaweed covered boulder which made a great looking perch. Rich colors and wonderful eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible. Well done!

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