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Inca Tern

Inca Tern
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-11 20:14
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Inca Tern was in an Antarctic exhibit with diffused sunlight from above.

Used a monopod to get as stable of an original image as possible.

Post processing included basic RAW/PS with cropping, some noise reduction, and sharpening. The white colored rock the bird was standing on was a bit too bright so I made a layer selection and reduced the exposure slightly.

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hello Larry

excellent close-up photo of the Inca Tern,
with fine POV, great focus sharpness details,
the eye-contact and catch-light render
the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hi Larry,
what a shot of this colourful tern. Great!

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-12 8:43]
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Hi Larry,
Very beautiful photo of this Inca Tern in excellent sharpness and details. Great DOF, POV and composition. Is this made in a birdpark? Very nice natural colours and OOF BG.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-13 18:51]
  • [2]

Hello Larry,
What a beautiful tern, and shown with exceptional detail and gorgeous coloration. I can't say I remember ever seeing a bird with a white mustache before. The contrasting colors are a real eye catcher and the exposure is right on the money. Great job!!

Dear Larry A Brechner,

This is excellent closeup, so I do suggest to improve its sharpness and brightness to make it more visible.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-01 12:56]

Hello Lary.
Excellent capture.POV,pose of bird,simple BG,details on black feathers and sharpness are wonderful.TFS.Best regards Siggi

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