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Dangerous POV:)
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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 22:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your critiques and looking on my previous post.This photo was taken nearly 3 years ago in Buyukcekmece.
Have a nice day and thanks for looking..

Common Tern
Infos from Wikipedia
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans. It is sometimes known as the sea swallow.
This is a medium-sized tern, 34-37 cm long with a 70-80 cm wingspan. It is most readily confused within its range with the similar Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea and Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli.
Its thin sharp bill is red with a dark tip. Its longish legs are also red. Its upperwings show a dark primary wedge, unlike Arctic, in which they are uniformly grey. Its long tail extends only to the wingtips on the standing bird, unlike Arctic and Roseate Terns, which extend past the wingtips. It is not as pale as Roseate Tern, and has longer wings.
In winter, the forehead and underparts are white. Juvenile Common Terns show extensive ginger coloration and lack the scaly appearance of juvenile Roseate Terns.
The call is a clear piping, like Arctic Tern but lower pitched and less strident.
Common Tern
This species breeds in colonies on coasts and islands and often inland on suitable freshwater lakes. This latter practice is assisted by the provision of floating "tern rafts" to give a safe breeding area. It lays two to four eggs. Like many white terns, it is very defensive of its nest and young and will attack humans and other large predators, but unlike the more aggressive Arctic Tern rarely hits the intruder, usually swerving off at the last moment.
Like all Sterna terns, the Common Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, from either the sea or freshwater lakes and large rivers. It usually dives directly, and not from the "stepped-hover" favoured by Arctic Tern. The offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display. Common terns are known to reach an age of 23 years or more on occasion (Austin, 1953).
The old Scottish word for the Common Tern is pictar, occasionally encountered in Scotland and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
The Common Tern is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies

Camera Model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Shooting Date/Time:5/29/2007 8:56:51 AM
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Merhaba Ömer Bey

Sabah sabah gülümseten bir fotoğrafla güne başladım sayenizde. Zamanlama müthiş. Gerçekten tehlikeli bir durum. Ama diğer yandan da isabet alan kişinin en yakın piyango satıcısına uğraması gerekebilir. :) Elinize sağlık. Çok hoş ve çok güzel bir fotoğraf.

Selam ve sevgiler.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-03 22:54]

Merhaba Ömer dostum.
Great to have you as a neighbour and great to see such a fine capture from your archives. I hope the action that you captured so well missed you!
Excellent timing, lighting, sharpness and composition showing this Common Tern doing what it has to do!
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-03 23:06]

Hi Omer

Well - your timing was spot-on - even if the tern's wasn't! Great detail and lighting here. Great work.

Best wishes


a very nice and funny moment captured for this Sterna
really good document
well done



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-03 23:39]

Increíble momento,
detalles y calidad magníficas,
saludos amigo.

hello Omer,
excellent moment splendid shot and photo as usual!
keep photographing my friend! TFS

Hello Omer,
a fantastic capture of the Common Tern in-flight taken with great timing, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, very nice and amusing composition.
Best regards

Hi Omer!

I like the humerous aspect of your posting very much. Sometimes I wish the TN members would be a bit more humerous... Moreover, the picture is superb and the bird is a beauty. The particular composition with a quite important empty space on the left creates a special impact that I like. The notes are very elaborated and instructive.

Kind regards


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-04 0:32]

Hello Omer,
Ooops, I hope you don't forget your umbrella.
Excellent photo in very beautiful contrasting colours. Good sharpness, OOF BG and composition.

Ciao Omer, great capture of beautiful Terna in fantastic fly, splendid focus and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ömer bey:) tam isabet! yerinize olmak istemezdim. Umarım başınıza bir kaza gelmedi. Muhteşem bir kare.

:) Başınıza talih kuşu konmuş galiba Ömer bey. Muhteşem zamanlama. Çok keyifli. Emeğinize sağlık. Saygılarımla.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-04 4:32]

Ömer Bey harika bir zamanlama ile muhteşem bir sonuç elde etmişsiniz.Teknik açıdan zaten her zamanki gibi mükemmel.Emeklerinize sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,

Müthiş bir zamanlama, insanın içini kaldırsa da çok başarılı bir sunum olmuş Ömer Abi, ellerine sağlık...

Selamlar ömer bey,
fotoğraflarınızdaki zamanlamalarınıza hayıhanım,
yine harika bir an.
elinize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-04 4:43]

Bence de çok tehlikeli bir bakış açısı Ömer bey:)
Umarım bir kaza yaşamadınız:) Gerçekten zamanlaması harika bir çekim. Kesintisiz iplik şeklinde çıkartmış bi de.
Emeğinize sağlık.

Did you escape the untimely "shower", Omer? :)
A very well timed twin action shot. The view of the lower wings of the flying Tern is very impressive.
Well done again and thanks.

Ciao Omer. Very good sharp here and indeed perfect beautiful colours. Great dynamic and lightning capture against a superb BG.


hello Omer

what a funny photo and a great timing from both you
and the bird, everything is superbly focused with
great sharpness and details, fine POV and the framing
with leaving a very good free space in front the bird, TFS


Ömer Bey merhaba
Deniz Kırlangıcından harika bir zamanlamayla çekilmiş çok güzel bir fotoğraf. tebrikler. zamanlama yanında açısı, beyaz ayarı ve netliği de çok güzel. Allah'tan ventralden çekmeye çalışmamışsınız:) fonu ve kadrajı da çok hoş olmuş. elinize sağlık. iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

hello Omer
Do you have luck today?
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours and nice light
greeting lou

Merhaba Omer bey. muthis bir zamanlama. Cok da komik:)
Elinize saglik. selamlar.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-04 8:42]

Hi Omer
Great funny moment !
Details are very sharp and colors are great!

Ömer bey süper bir an:) bugün herkes işim eğlenceli hale getirmiş. Öyle görünüyor. Bir kuşun uçarken dışkılamasını da gördüm sayenizde:) Teşekkürler.

Ömer bey:)))) bu gülücükler düşenmi anlatıyor sanırım. Süperrrr!
Emeğinize sağlık.

Ho Omer,
ha... ha... ha .... definitely is a curious time for the photo, but very good and fun!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-04 9:49]

Anı çok nefis yakalamışsınız,ellerinize sağlık Ömer bey.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-04 12:56]

Hello Omer.
Great shot with superb clarity and nice composition. The sharp focus on the body look lively. Also the bright blue colour of the sky gives contrast to the picture.Sytuation is very intimate.Best regards Siggi

hello Omer!
attention to your head !!!
perfect timing in this capture in flight of the Sterna hirundo......... ... someone below will not be happy!

thanks and ciao sERGIO

Ahhhh:)) ne denecekse denmiş bana birşey kalmamış:))
Geç kaldım bugün dostum kusuruma bakma. Dedim ya bu ara miskinleştim diye:)
Yalnız ben şimdi merak ettim. Tombaladan birşey çıktı mı:)?
Hahaha... yine güldürdüün beni. Ellerine sağlık.
İyi geceler ve keyifli bir hafta sonu dostum!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-04 15:56]

Hi Omer,

Definitely a once in a lifetime shot! Your timing was perfect and the capture is incredible. The lighting is amazing and the Tern is beautiful.


Omer bey:))) nefis bir zmanlama.. gercekten bakarken cok guldum.
Elinize saglik. Buz gibi Londra'dan selamlar..

Merhaba Omer,

A definite watch out & get out of the way shot! Well timed, composed & presented. Very nicely done & TFS.

Regards & salam!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-05 4:25]

hello Omer,
What a precise timing!! I hope it didn't splash on the photographer..I never have seen a picture like that. Very original and well presented bird-shot. Funny and great!
Thanks and kind regards

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-05 12:52]

Hello dear Omer,
I'm sure it's not secure to take pics like this one.
Very nice title and of course, very, very good shot.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-05 18:59]

Hola Omer.
I like this funny photo. Excellent moment You catch here. Very sharp and excelent light. beautiful BG.
PS Every living animal does it in his own way.
TFS My friend.

Merhaba Ömer bey,
I hope You didn't get too much. :) Absolutely unique image, never seen something like this on the site. Beautiful contrast and excellent timing. Even his "drop" seems like a line. Fantastic post MF. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

Hello Omer,
Superb shot with exceptional details and sharpness. Wonderful contrast and good focus.
Nice composition with excellent light.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-06 8:01]

Ömer bey selamlar,
Güzel zamanlama ...:)
Bu minnacık adadan ne kompozisyonlar çıkıyor;
detaylar harika ...
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-07 0:02]

Merhaba Ömer,

Not every day can you take these type picture, this is fantastic as photographer.
Open wings and nice of color, also the line of the excretions is splendid done.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice subday,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-07 0:45]

Merhaba Omer,
very dangerous indeed. But after this action should go play the Lotto.
Nice POV. Interesting your idea of play, but very beautiful.
Have a pleasant Sunday,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-07 0:54]

Hi Umar,this pic go direct in my prefered.You're the king of timing,but this is over the limits..it's a lucky and incredible pic.Great moment,humorous title and top quality of sharpness,light,colors and focus.2 points are not enough,have a nice day and thanks! Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-07 4:22]

Merhaba Omer,
wow what a splendid capture. You waited for the right moment to document the natural action - the nature's call.
Great contrast colours and wonderful sharpness.
well done.

Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-07 4:39]

Hello Ömer,
Excellent and very well-timed capture!! I'm glad this didn't land on your camera! I suppose this spoils the beauty of the Tern a little but it's also amusing and well done!
Lovely details and colours of this beautiful Tern!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hllo Omer !
A dangerous picture indeed ! :-)I had to smile when I opened it. But I ralize also how prfect your timing must have been, to capture and freeze the bird at that particular moment. The sharpness and details are excellent, and I also like all the space around the bird, with this wonderful blu BG. Very well done !

Oportunidad para el momento del disparo y gran nitidez del conjunto.
Saludos Omer: J. Ignasi.

Hello Omer,
Great shot where it looks like the aircraft jettisoning fuel midair. TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-11 9:19]

Hi Omer.
Once more brilliant shot from you. I like how well you have frozen this beautiful bird. Its pose is amazing as well as exposure and reproduction of colouration and other details. Dark smooth BG is great and impressive. My compliments and kind wishes. Well done.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-15 18:16]

Hello Omer,
Thats why you never look up with birds around. Outstanding image Omer, thank you for sharing.

Excellent image ...

Hi Omer.

This is so timely with cleverly chosen title. Great shot in full spreading wings with the nature calls for the process.

TFS and best regards.

PERFECTION as far as focus, lighting, everthing...

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