White Fronted Terns - Sterna Striata
- elizabeth (10)
- [2007-10-30 2:40]
Amazing how he holds such a tiny delicate fish in his (or her!) beak without crunching it. That's one less whitebait for the baiters! Nice composition and lighting well-handled. It's difficult to get the exposure on these birds just right in the harsh sunlight, so you have done well, and I know from experience it's hard to get those eyes to show up in the black.
- Kathleen (232)
- [2007-10-30 2:45]
Well done getting him with the whitebait in his beak, beautifully sharp with lovely colour and detail.
Yep, White Fronted Tern by my book.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-30 2:50]
This birds are really elegant. I just love the shape of their wings and this B&W colouration. Perfectly exposed plumage.
Informative note too.
Best greetings from Poland!
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-10-30 2:57]
I find this photograph so entertaining as well as being an excellent shot! I can imagine the conversation passing between the two birds!
You have done an excellent job with the white feathers which can be notoriously difficult to photograph! Good detail and good notes!
- mariki (9477)
- [2007-10-30 3:15]
Nice capture! I like a lot the colours. Sharpness is good also.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-10-30 3:35]
sorry I haven't managed to critique some of your most recent shots!!
This is a great capture of this dainty little tern... you can see why it's also called a Sea Swallow!
+++ Great POV and pose with the tiny fish in its mouth.
A perfect composition aswell.
Great sharpness and detail, I like the texture in the rock.
Decent lighting, you've handled the exposure perfectly...
the black and white is very hard to expose properly together as the contrast between
the two is so strong, but like I said, you've exposed it perfectly!
Great DOF and having the sea as a BG is great.
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- dejo (2242)
- [2007-10-30 3:40]
Great shot, beautiful clors and sharpness
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-10-30 4:39]
Yep, its a white fronted tern in breeding plumage. Good shot acually, the exposure is just about perfect. Good catch with that delicate fish in his bill.
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-10-31 2:28]
What a great shot. The blue of the sea and the green of the slime make great contrast with the plumage of the bird. Nice to get the meal in the beak too. Nice camera work. :-)
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-01 8:36]
The colours are rich and deep in this shot.The blue is well saturated and the white plumage stands ut against it.
The focus is very good with sharp details.
The POV and DOF are well handled.
The shot is well composed with very good balance.