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Sternula albifrons 2

Sternula albifrons 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-17 6:19
Viewed: 3369
Points: 50
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Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764)
Synonym: Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764
Little Tern

Sternula albifrons is a seabird of the family Sternidae. It is a small tern with a length of only 21-25 cm. In breeding plumage it has a black cap and a characteristic white forehead. The bill is yellow with a black tip. The legs are orange – yellow. In winter, the forehead is more extensively white, the bill is black and the legs duller.
Sternula albifrons breeds on the coasts and inland waterways of Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as South Africa and Australia. It feeds by plunge-diving for fish. The offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display.

In Cyprus Sternula albifrons is a localized summer breeding visitor and a scarce passage migrant.

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GReat light, and the rest is your usual quality !


A perfect mirror image Chris!
Captured with good details & sharpness. Nice POV & the bird stand out well in the blue.
Very well done & TFS.

Great as ever Christodoulos! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-17 7:20]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo, even upside down :-)

Ciao Chistodoulos.
Complimenti per l’eccezionale nitidezza,bellissimo il riflesso nel’acqua,ottimi particolari come al stupenda composizione bravo.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

hello Christodoulos
Allways super good
this is very nice to see this bird 2 time,s
thanks greeting lou

Chris - great POV. all in all its a perfect shot with great lighting and fantastic contrast. tfs

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-17 8:15]

Excellent capture Christodoulos!
With fine sharpness of both the Little Tern and its reflection, fine natural colours, lighting and composition against the calm water this is an image that I admire.
Thanks and best regards,

Fantastic symetric paint MF Christodoulos! Wonderful colours, very good light. Best compliments.


Hello Cristodoulos,
Another splendid image with this superb species of bird. Wonderful composition with excellent details, perfect clarity and WB. Very nice reflection in the water of this bird. Amazing shoot....

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird, fantastic reflection, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos;

An excellent close-up capture with such fine colors, details & natural setting. Well composed & presented with a great POV.

Great work & TFS!

Regards & best wishes


Hello Chrstodoulos,
great capture of this bird with good sharpness and lovely symmetry created by the beautiful reflections on the water surface. Fine exposure and wonderful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-17 10:50]

HI Chris,the perfect pov for the perfect reflections,magnificent details,colors and light balance,spectacular yellow beack,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-17 12:41]

Hello Christodoulos.
A very nice shot on this Sterna . Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking great. The colors and reflections in the water really make the shot here. Looks great!Best regards Siggi

Hi Chris,

A stunning example of the Little Tern, great focus,colours and bg. The reflection is a bonus.
TFS regards Bill

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-17 21:48]

Mirror, mirror who is the most beautiful bird in the world, surely this tern, lovely capture. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-06-18 0:52]

Hi Christodoulos.
I cannot decide what image from both is better. Great subject and perfect reproduction of all its features. Well done.

Hi Chris,
once more a great quality pic of yours....!!

Ciao Christodoulos,
semplicemente FANTASTICA !!!!!
perfetta in Tutto

Gisaou Christodoule
Very beautiful photo, excellent setting and composition, exceptional detail.
regards yiannis

wow, amazing reflex for this wonderful bird, excellent details too, congrats Chris !

have a good time,

ciao, tino

I think you have a strange influence on birds so they pose nicely :)

Hi Christodoulos,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Sternula albifrons. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


This is a beautiful capture of this bird and reflection. Excellent sharpness and detail.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Little Tern
with his reflection on the water, very fine
low POV at its level, TFS


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