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Sandwich Tern


Sandwich Tern
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-06 9:32
Viewed: 3610
Points: 32
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Sandwich Tern
Lat : Sterna sandvicensis
Tur : Karagagalı sumru

*The Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis, syn. Sterna sandvicensis is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It is very closely related to the Lesser Crested Tern T. bengalensis, Chinese Crested Tern T. bernsteini, and Elegant Tern T. elegans, and has been known to interbreed with Lesser Crested.

The Sandwich Tern 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. Young birds bear grey and brown scalloped plumage on their backs and wings. It is a vocal bird. It nests in a ground scrape and lays one to three eggs.

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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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-06 9:36]

Hi Akif. This is a first class in flight picture of the Tern . The pose is just fantastic. Very good detail and sharp focusing. with rich colours. The bird stands out so well from the BG. well done TFS.
Nick..

Merhaba Akif,
This is a great in flight capture of a superb Sandwich Tern.
Great focus on it, with very fine details,
Well done
Regards
Pierre

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-06 9:42]

Hi Akif
Perfect capture with fine details, great action and beautiful colors.
Regards.
Razvan

Hello Akif! Amazing scene. Wonderful bird, very interesting flight. Nice sky. Very nice colors. Good work. Well done!

Hello Akif,
Very sharp capture of a Sandwich Tern in flight.
Nicely done against that saturated blue sky.
Thanks for sharing your picture.
Annick

Akif,

Great image. Love the action and the blue background

fototab

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-06 11:04]

Hi Akif,

This Sandwich Tern is magnificent! The position of the head, wings, and tail feathers are beautiful. Marvelous colors and details against the perfect blue sky.

Jane

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-06 11:05]

Merhaba Akif,
Mavi fon önünde çok güzel görünüyor.Kuşun pozu,ışık ve kompozisyon mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık!

  • Great 
  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-02-06 12:43]

Tam posterlik olmuş Akif bey..
ellerinize sağlık..

  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-02-06 15:57]

Hi Akif,

great pic!
nice moment captured, great exposure & details!
TFS,
Dejan

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-06 22:54]

Merhaba Akif,
Masmavi artalan önünde enfes bir görüntü vermiş. Aksiyon ve detaylarıyla imrenilecek bir kare sunmuşsun. Emeğine sağlık.

Hüseyin

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-07 6:12]

Hello Akif,
What a fantastic pose and composition. Great photo in excellent clear colours and very sharp. Beautiful OOF BG and POV.
Regards,
Peter

  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-02-07 14:44]

Merhaba Akif,
Tek kelime ile muhteşem bir kare olmuş.Masmavi gökyüzüne beyaz rengi ve harika bir kanat açışı ile çok güzel uyum sağlamış bir kuş.Her bahçede,her yol ağzında rahatlıkla bulunabilecek bitkiler böcekler büyük ilgi görürken
böylesine büyük emek gerektiren çalışmaların gereken ilgiyi almaması çok düşündürücü.Eline,gözüne,makinana lensine sağlık.

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-08 11:38]

Merhaba Akif hocam hem aksiyonu hemde netliği ile çok estetik ve güzel bir poz olmuş keyifle izleniyor ellerinize sağlık.

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-02-10 5:14]

Cok estetik, emegine saglik Akif

Merhaba Akif bey.
Inanilmaz guzellikte bir fotograf...Mukemmel bir cekim...Ozellikle poz kanatlarin acik olusu, detaylar ve renkler muthis bir goruntu...
Ellerinize saglik...Profesyenelliginiz butun resimlerde kendini gosteriyor...Paylasim icin tesekkurler...
Saygilar selamlar.
Leyla

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