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Common Tern

Common Tern
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Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ø77
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta, Birds in Flight, Turkish Terns [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-14 11:24
Viewed: 4177
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
En. Common Tern, Da. Fjordterne, Du. Visdiefje, Fi. Kalatiira, Fr. Sterne pierregarin, Ge. Flussseeschwalbe, It. Sterna comune, No. Makrellterne, Sp. Charrán com3aaun, Sw. Fisktärna

The Common Tern is so similar to the closely related Arctic Tern, that many birdwatchers admit defeat and simply call them 'Commic Terns'. When an adult is seen at rest, look for an obvious black tip to a long crimson-red bill and the. Common Terns also have longer legs than Arctic Terns and their shorter tails don't protrude beyond the wing tips. In flight the problem is resolved if you see, an obvious contrast between dark outer primaries and pale inner ones. This feature can be hard to detect in early spring but becomes obvious as the summer progresses. The juveniles can be distinguished from Arctic Terns by the conspicuous dark panel in the forewing which, at rest, stands out as a dark patch near the bend of the wing.
Breeds on shingle banks by lakes, gravel pits, rivers and coasts.
A common summer visitor, breeding in colonies mainly on the coast, but increasingly inland. The most commonly-seen tern in Britain.
A widespread breeding bird in much of Europe including many scattered inland sites. South of the Arctic Circle, most terns seen inland, especially if breeding, will be this species.
12 300 breeding pairs in Britain, 3 100 breeding pairs in Ireland. Populations are widely scattered across eastern England, Scotland and eastern Ireland.
200 000 breeding pairs found along the coasts and inland waters of many European countries, the Baltic coast and particularly Finland and Russia where it is widespread.



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Hello Kazim
Very nice shot of Common Tern,
Great focusing and composition,


Hi Kazim,

Exellent in flight shot
sharpness ,details ,colours, POV ,DOF ,composition ,BG and framing are PERFECT

TFS Thijs

Nice action shot, Kazim!

Super in flight shot.TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-14 21:13]

Excellente photo,tout est parfaits.


Hi Kazim,
This is a wonderful shot. Got BG you wanted and great color in legs and beak that contrasts the rest of the picture.Marty

Hi Kazim

Well done on an excellent shot. Good timing, good exposure, clear and sharp. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-15 3:14]

Fantastic pose, Kazim.
Very dynamic composition.
Details are sharp and exposure is excellent.
A wonderful capture.
TFS. : )

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-17 6:17]

Mükemmel bir kompozisyon, elinize sağlık.

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