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Sterna (Thalasseus) bergii velox

Sterna (Thalasseus) bergii velox
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-18 15:33
Viewed: 3514
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sterna (Thalasseus) bergii - Tepeli Büyük Denizkırlangıcı [TR], Crested Tern, Greater Crested Tern, Swift Tern [EN] is a member of the tern family STERNIDAE (CHARADRIIFORMES), which nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World. Its five subspecies breed in the area from South Africa around the Indian Ocean to the central Pacific and Australia, all populations dispersing widely from the breeding range after nesting. This large tern is closely related to S. (Th.) maximus (Royal Crested Tern) and S. (Th.) bengalensis (Lesser Crested Terns), but can be distinguished by its size and bill colour (from Wikipedia).
Terns of Thalasseus has been included to the genus Sterna as a subgenus. Recently many authors have regarded as distinct genus level. So, you can see its name as Thalasseus bergii.
The species is divided into five or six subspecies. Oman's population is from ssp. velox, with largest, heaviest, darkest and longest-billed subspecies. It ranges in Red Sea, Persian Gulf and northern Indian Ocean.
The shot was taken on shore along road of Hilf to Sur Masirah. I hope you will like it.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-18 15:48]

Hi Ahmet,magnificent effect 3D whit these 3 sterne,maybe a bit underxposed but i like this to preserve the best white and details on the plumage,great yellow beaks too! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ahmet
A very striking Trio. Lots of colour and detail coming from a great POV and DOV. I like the pose and your composition.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

這海鳥照的很清晰 也很美麗
羽毛可以看的很清楚 很美

Hello Ahmet
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Hello Ahmet,
beautiful family of these birds. Excellent pose of them. Very good point of view. Nice presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of lovely trio in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-02-19 0:05]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
ne güzel üç kardeş sterna,harika çekim,müthiş yakalama,tebrikler..

Hi Ahmet
your trip to Oman must have been wonderful

Hi, Ahmet
This is a lovely trio of Crested Terns with crisp details and a very attractive composition. The down adhering to the right hand bird's bill from preening is a nice detail.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-19 6:22]

Lovely species, three of them in good pose, some brightness is needed. tfs.

Beautiful capture of these three Crested Terns during your visit to Oman, Dr Ahmet.
I love the control of light in this picture.
All in all, a very attractive composition.

great triplet, try to brighten a little, TFS and greetings Ori

great these 3 sterns looking in the same direction...
best regards

Merhaba Ahmet,
This is a superb capture of Sterna bergii. The technical standard is excellent in every way and shows these three birds from a great POV with fine clarity, except perhaps it is a bit too dark on my screen. So I wonder what you think of my Workshop suggestion?
Thanks and best wishes my friend,

Hello Ahmet,
a very well composed picture of Crested Tern.
good sharpness and great PoV, yes it expected from a avid nature photographer like you.
thank you Sir with regards,

Hello Ahmet,
Something unique....A fascinating image with very nice colors and perfect exposure. Excellent image with lovely light and best clarity. I like especially the contrast against the dark background and the superb white colors. As usual a perfect photo. Sorry, my point giving power is exhausted today. I think that Ivan managed excellent the workshop and the birds are perfect in his workshop.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-20 10:59]

Hello Ahmet,
Very well presented these three Terns looking in the same direction. I like your chosen tight framing and the fine and natural colors. The birds have a quite decided look..
Have a nice evening

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-21 0:39]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet
such a lovely capture of ghdse birds. The color is socwell seen in good details. the birdscare well featured goo.
Very lovely presentation withcthe white heads so well contrasted. The eyes too are attractive.
well done.


What intrigant tris Ahmet! Excellent DOF perfect details. Good light's management in the lovely compo..


Salam my friend Ahmet.
This is a lovely capture of the trio. The sharpness and tone of these fine image is of top quality as always.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-23 19:30]

Hello Ahmet,
An attractive trio of fine looking Terns, all lined up for your lens. Their long yellow bills really stand out against their mostly white colored upper head and chest area. I notice the one to the far right has a little different coloring to it's plumage. I wonder if it's just a more mature bird?

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