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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1, aquatic birds! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 4:19
Viewed: 6489
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 136
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is taken four days ago near Buyukcekmece Lake in Istanbul.It was a sunny days and early in the morning.
Thanks for looking…

Common Tern
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans. It is sometimes known as the sea swallow.
This is a medium-sized tern, 34-37 cm long with a 70-80 cm wingspan. It is most readily confused within its range with the similar Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea and Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli.
Its thin sharp bill is red with a dark tip. Its longish legs are also red. Its upperwings show a dark primary wedge, unlike Arctic, in which they are uniformly grey. Its long tail extends only to the wingtips on the standing bird, unlike Arctic and Roseate Terns, which extend past the wingtips. It is not as pale as Roseate Tern, and has longer wings.
In winter, the forehead and underparts are white. Juvenile Common Terns show extensive ginger coloration and lack the scaly appearance of juvenile Roseate Terns.
The call is a clear piping, like Arctic Tern but lower pitched and less strident.
Common Tern
This species breeds in colonies on coasts and islands and often inland on suitable freshwater lakes. This latter practice is assisted by the provision of floating "tern rafts" to give a safe breeding area. It lays two to four eggs. Like many white terns, it is very defensive of its nest and young and will attack humans and other large predators, but unlike the more aggressive Arctic Tern rarely hits the intruder, usually swerving off at the last moment.
Like all Sterna terns, the Common Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, from either the sea or freshwater lakes and large rivers. It usually dives directly, and not from the "stepped-hover" favoured by Arctic Tern. The offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display. Common terns are known to reach an age of 23 years or more on occasion (Austin, 1953).
The old Scottish word for the Common Tern is pictar, occasionally encountered in Scotland and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
The Common Tern is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Taken on tripod.
Camera:Canon 1ds Mark III
Lens:Canon EF 500mm f4
AI focusing
ISO 400
Contrast -2
Saturation -1
Sharpness 1

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Hello Omer,

Very good composition and timing. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Very nice low sunlight and beautiful colours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-05 5:08]

Hello Omer, This is superb shot and excellent. I am not where is your position in taking this shot. Excellent clarity. Ganesh

Wawwwww.... Ömer Bey bu ne güzel bir enstantane! Mükemmel! Aynı zamanda önemli bir döküman. Sudaki yansımalarla daha da bir güzellik katmışsınız. Elinize sağlık.
Bu arada TN'e hoş geldiniz. Eminim sizden daha pekçok güzel kareler gelcek. Diğer yüklemenizi de gördüm. O da nefis. Teknik açıdan mükemmel kalitedeler.


A lovely capture indeed, showing those wonderful terns in a mutual feeding activity. A superb composition indeed Ömer, thanks for your sharing this fine scene, my friend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-05 9:46]

Hi Omer,

This is the kind of picture that I really love. Birds doing what birds do - not just in a pretty pose. Perfect timing to capture this sweet moment. Wonderful positions of both birds - the raised wings are marvelous. Beautiful colors, details, and composition.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-05 11:48]

WOW! This is the most outstanding Tern photo I have seen! Amazing timing and capture. Perfect exposure. Outstanding sharpness and composition.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-05 12:26]

Hola amigo,
buena captura,
excelente pov y foco...
buena iluminación,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-05 13:11]
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Hello Omer,
What a wonderful capture of this pair of terns. They look so exquisite as one of them passes food to the other one. Very touching, and I'd love to see it cropped in so we could see them closer.
Super image

Ömer bey harika bir zamanlama.Çok nefis bir kare...

Spettacolare momento di cattura di queste due sterne, ottimi POV e DOF, molto buona la nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e la luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Omer.
The composition of this shot is just beautiful
I like the colours, and the depth of overall image.
What a fortunate opportunity to capture these birds in this position.
Very nice

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-06 0:24]

Hi Omer,
Outstanding shot and you have freezed this action moment so beautifully. Great timing and skill involved and the warm lighting helps in giving it a golden touch. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours. The rock jutting out from the water seems to be a regular sitting place. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-06 0:27]

Hi Omer.
Nice work. I like it a lot. You managed to catch a very expressive active scene. Morning warm sunlight created a very nice colour palette and combination of lights and darks became very impressive. Timing and sharpness of the main subject are perfect too. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Ömer,
Splendid pair of a common tern and their perfect shot! TFS. Regards,

Müthiş atraksiyonlu bir kare. Elinize sağlık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-06 2:29]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Zamanlamaniz ve yakaladiginiz poz cok guzel olmus. Elinize saglik


Hello Omer, this is a very excellent "in the life" kind of shot of these Terns. You have a great capture of their routine sharing the food. Colour and detail are both very good, but it is the composition of the two out by that rock that really makes it a great shot.

Thanks, John

Hi Omer, fantastic composition with splendid action, great details and excellent sharpness, perfect focus and wonderful colors, fascinating reflections, BRAVO! very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-06 7:09]

Hello Omer,
Wonderful action capture of this couple of Terns. Perfect timing and excellent sharp details. Beautiful light and colours and very well composed.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-06 12:02]

Hello Omer
What an amazing capture you did here! What a great timing and what a great shot! I love these beautiful seabirds and the pose in which you immortalized them. Great focus with excellent sharpness and splendid details. The lighting and exposure are perfect as well as the DOF and the marvellous composition with the beautiful reflection.
How good to have a new great photographer sharing his marvellous jobs in TN!
Congratulations and thank you very much for joining.
Best regards

Hello Omer,
Sharing... or stealing, hehehe!
No I go for the idea of sharing here, the soft light is too attractive for a fighting scenery...
A wonderful composition with great details, action well frozen!
Pablo -

Hola Omer, me gusta la composición, nitidez y buena luz, con unos colores muy naturales.

I am so happy that I chanced upon your shots.Very beautiful.I'm making this a favourite.

Ömer bey merhaba, nihayet ikilediniz görüntüleri:). daha sık bekleriz, elinize sağlık, zamanlama, kompozisyon, renkler ve açı nefis. iyi akşamlar.

Hallo Omer
This is really stunning. You have captured these two Common Terns sharing the food in a excellent "freeze framed" motion, and it is a great action shot.The details is very clear and really eye-catching, and here I specifically refer to the reddish beak and paws. The wingspan of this bird is really impressive and displays well in your image. I like the black patch of feathers on the head as it looks like they are wearing caps. Lovely presentation.
Kind regards.

beautiful pic, its a pity you post so little! TFS Ori

very nicely captured in the early morning light Omer.
Your timing is perfect,and the exposure is just right,showing clear detail throughout.
Great job!

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-05-09 2:54]

Merhaba Ömer bey,

çok güzel ve estetik bir anda deklanşöe basmışsınız tebrikler.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-09 5:15]

Hello Omer,
This ia superb capture of the terns in a great environment.The sunlight is wonderful highlighting your subjects excellently and those outspread wings just looks magnificent.
Great colours and contrasts.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Simply OUTSTANDING photography!!!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-09 11:00]

merhaba omer
bu guzel turu cok guzel bir kompozisyonla kadrajlamissin
iyi zamanlama ve harika renkler
eline saglik

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-09 13:45]

What a stunning shot, Omer!
Incredible timing to capture this!
Brilliant poses.
Superb sharpness.

Looking forward to your next one!


Hello Omer. Very well timed captured during feeding time. Beautiful light and shadow on that small island. Stunning view and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-09 22:43]

Hello Omer,

What a beautiful scene, great capture.
Composition is superb, great sharpness and the colors
of the picture are very beautiful... Well done


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-10 7:21]

Hello Omer,
A beautiful capture taken in early morning light of a pair of Common Terns doing the pair-bonding ceremony.
The timing, action, sharpness, composition and lighting are superb.
TFS this superb image,
Best wishes, Ivan

Excellent timing Omer, I like the POV.
A great moment captured, you froze the action perfectly.
The early light looks fantastic, it has helped to make this one great!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-10 19:22]

Hola Omer.
First class photo. High quality. Fine and sharp, nice colors. excellent moment cacht.
Saludos My new Friend.

Merhaba Omer,
This is a perfect shot of inflight shot with good moment!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
very well done

This is a fantastic action shot of one Tern feeding the other. Apparently, one getting fed ought to be the baby, or am I wrong in assuming it?
Brilliant capture in the ambient light suggestive of morning/evening.
Great focus on the subject, natural colours and a lovely composition.
Thanks for sharing it and best regards.

bonjour omer
je pense que votre materiel est ideal pour ce genre de photo e npleine action mais felicitation pour votre reactivité.

Very sweet and natural picture of life!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-13 0:51]

Ömer Bey nefis bir an. Harika çekim. Tebrikler. Mehmet

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-05-13 10:14]

Hello Omer,
Woooow ! When I saw your first post on TN I was sure that your next photos will be great. And this one is also a pleasure for eyes. Beautiful composition for this action shot. Excellent POV, sharpness, DOF and exposure.
Bravo and TFS,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-05-13 12:56]

Very nice composition, what a perfect timing. Too bad such a lens is to heavy, but always great to see a nice composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-15 12:08]

Hi Omer

This is a very impressive capture! I love the frozen action and the interaction between the two birds. Great light, well composed and pin sharp



Hi Omer,
A nice capture of these tern birds. Lovely details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Omer,
brilliant capture - a moment of great intensity frozen in ultimate precision. A noble pallette of grey and earthy colours highlighted by brilliant red and white, and a perfectly well balanced composition add to the iconic qualities. Excellent. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Omer,
This is beautiful! It almost looks like a painting. Ligthning and tones of colors are magical. This is a great moment captured, perfect! Thanks,

Merhaba Ömer Bey harika bir aksiyon çekimi. Elinize sağlık.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-09 9:10]

Hello Omer

Lovely lighting here with wonderful deep,rich colours.
The focus is tack sharp with excellent details.
You have timed this well to capture the moment with the wings in this pose.

WOW, what a capture, they look as they were posing for you to take the photo, very arstictic, really. I love the warm atmosphere, beautiful work, congratulations.
Regards, Felipe.

Hi Omer
A nice action shot! I love the way you captured the Tern coming in for a landing with his wing feathers showing. Crystal clear, soft lighting and rich colour. I love the little ripples in the water and how they catch the light. Great note too.
TFS Janice

Bu da nefis... tam da ucarken alis-veris:) sudaki reflections da harika... elinize saglik Omer bey... cypturk

hello Omer

very beautiful image with a fine POV & DOF of a wonderful scene,
i love the way the wings are open of the one in flight,
i also love the green vegetations contrasting with the rock's colour tones,
beautiful light on the subjects, excellent sharpness and details,



Great shot! You have captured a wonderful moment.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-04 19:33]

Hello Omer,
a gret shot of action of the birds. Very very sharp and clear photo. The background is so nice and pleasing. Very well composed and real nature shot.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-16 11:29]

Hello Omer,
Wow, this is a wonderful shot. Excellent timing. A moment later and you would have missed it. Very sharp, light and colour are great. Wonderful! Thanks.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-22 12:04]

Hello Omer !
This is a wonderful picture, as usual from you - sharpness and details are perfect, and you captured them at the perfect moment, I love the pose of the one with open wings. Splendid composition and POV, and the water makes a beautiful BG, and the reflection is beautiful too. Very well done !

Merhaba Omer,
wow - this moment is fantastic and spectacular.
So sharp, so brilliant colours, very well done, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Dear Omer,
To my surprize I want to see more & more photographs from you on TN. However, this is one of the classic shots of wildlife which shows avian concern for another. Well timed, focused photograph with excellent POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-16 11:24]

Hi Omer..waiting for your new pics,i must give you my great compliments for this wonderful shot! Top quality,impressive sharpness and fantastics colors!!My best compliments,i dream one day to take a pic like that! Have a nice weekend,Luciano

Precise 'sharing food' moment, Omer.
Good 'distance' and well composed.
Thanks for sharing.

Nefis bir an, harika bir kompozisyon. Söyleyecek fazla bir şey yok. Selamlar, sevgiler.

Hello Omer
Nice shot of this two terns, you have captured they at the best moment, very beautiful scene taken with great sharpness and wonderful colors
Have a nice WE

the words few for your photographs,
the sentiments many,
I wish the best
best regards

Dentro de tu estilo. Un gran trabajo lleno de realismo y paz.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

Merhaba again,
It seems like Your watermark is choosing perfect timing for action photos. I truly hope once I'll be able to shoot such a bird. Not with gun, of course. :)
Great moment was captured; a perfectly composed pic concentrating exclusively to the story... Bravo.
Best wishes from Your Hungarian friend, László

Wonderfull moment. I saw all your photo and you made a very good work.
Congratulations and thans for sharing with us.

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