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Forster's Tern

Forster's Tern
Photo Information
Copyright: Ken Shew (kshew) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED-IF, RAW @ ISO 200, Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two, A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-14 21:52
Viewed: 4453
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm actually not sure if this is a Common Tern or Forster's Tern. Anyone know? Territorial, this tern would drive out any others in its fishing hole. Once a fish was caught, the tern would fly a 1/3 mile against the wind to the nest and then fly all the way back to this spot. It was interesting that this pic came out in a perfect X formation.
Nikon capture software for sharpening, cropping, and warming.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-14 21:58]

Very cool picture, Ken : ) Great pose. Impressive catch of the tern in mid-flight. Those guys move around very fast, so that was amazing. Well done. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-14 22:17]

Superbe image.

Félicitation pour l'éclairage et la pose de l'oiseau.

Ken this is lovely. Very sharp, great composition (and timing), great BG and DOF. Excellent :)

Great capture, perfect pose and very good POV. Just too much empty space on bottom.
Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-15 3:39]

L'angle de prise de vue est parfait Ken, dommage que les deux ailes soient un peu mois nettes. Trés belle photo tout de même et félicitations Didier.

Excellent action shot Ken. I love tail and those bright legs and feet. Crisp clear shot. Perfect! Thanks.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-15 4:06]

Perfect pose and composition Ken. Very good sharpnes and Dof. Fine background. Pity the beak was in the shadow. It would be great to see that bright red color.
well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-15 4:41]

Great picture! Very well frozen action. Sharp details, good POV, great DOF, nice colors (love the orange legs). Well composed also; because he's looking down I think it's very good that you left some open space in the bottom. Great OOF BG also!! :) TFS!


Well caught, a nice frozen moment...the bird is well isolated from the background, and is sharp where it counts...little bit of burning out on the neck and leading edges which is a shame, but still an effective image.

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  • Eugene (264)
  • [2005-05-15 4:45]

Great picture. The birds looks coming off the picture. Very sharp.

Very good shot, Ken.
Good action and timing. Great details and nice DOF.
Very well done.

hello:) this place is really full of amaizing animals:) u showed us really nice one:) great colours, great POV and moment is amaizing:) I admire it much:)



Wish I could see more of the eye, otherwise very good, nicely set off from the bg ;-))

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-15 16:43]

Fantastic shot, excellent composition, sharpness also OK.

Excellent Capture / composition.
Nice Exposure.
Well done !

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  • shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85)
  • [2005-06-24 3:25]

Hi Ken. This is a fine image. I too like the "X" shape . . . and a square crop, with each point of the "X" pointing directly into a corner, would make this very, very strong graphically.
Fine focus (manual?), perfect dof, and good exposure. A beauty!
Sheldon (shel)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-13 20:58]

Ken, to me, a perfect shot.

I'd be very happy if I had taken this.


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