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The Black Tern

The Black Tern
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-20 14:25
Viewed: 3221
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is the Black Tern,
i shot this photo from a footbridge
i put myself as more as i can at
the bird's level for a better photo

here is a view of that footbridge

from the All About Birds website

« A small dark, graceful tern of
freshwater marshes, the Black Tern
eats insects as well as fish.

The Black Tern is very social.
It breeds in loose colonies and
usually forages, roosts, and migrates in
flocks of a few to more than 100 birds,
occasionally up to tens of thousands. »



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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To dmark11: The black Tern on his nestCeltickRanger 2 01-22 21:46
To mwmod99: for the futur new cameraCeltickRanger 3 01-21 10:47
To Gert-Paassen: AantallenPeterZ 1 01-21 09:12
To anel: La guifette noire est sur son nidCeltickRanger 1 01-21 07:19
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Hello Asbed,

what an great image from this very rare bird,
They also breeding here with 500 pair but that are 90% of the world population.
good pov, dof and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Hallo Asbed,
a very beautiful capture of the Black Tern, splendid black tones and very good details on the plumage, excellent POV and composition with a beautiful and different habitat
Best regards

Hi Asbed.
you show us a good shot of the bird in its natural environment. A very interesting tern.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-21 2:11]

Hello Asbed,
really black tern nesting . Very sharp view of the nest and its surroundings.
Exciting shot in good colors and details.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-21 2:29]
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Bonjour Asbed,
Une image fine de la guifette noire, un oiseau que je n'ai encore jamais vu. Je trouve intéressant de le montrer assis sur ce petit tas de petit bois, probablement un nid (?). De belles couleurs naturelles et une présentation simple et plaisante. La petite passerelle du WS est ravissante ausssi.
Bonne journée

Wow Asbed that new series of birds here is quite impressive my friend. This one for example is very well executed. Great brightness, colors and stunning depth of field. Just looks like taken with DSLR! Bravo! Professionally executed indeed!
George Veltchev

P.S. Please go to the store and ask for the old but brilliant 1000D/Rebel XS from Canon. Let me tell you, that baby DSLR is incredible little machine.It is the oldest survival in the Canon entry level DSLR's and it is based on the 400D platform. Sure, there are much more equipped with features new DSLR's but that Canon is probably the perfect entry level DSLR ever build for its price. Other cameras that I can highly recommend are Sony Alpha A200,Olympus E410, Nikon D3000, Canon 450D. In general terms all those cameras will perform similarly, and even when compared with mid-range cameras of the APS-C standard. I rather spend more cash on a proper glass(lens)as a starting point friend Asbed. Well the G10 or G2 are truly brilliant but they are more expensive and when you attache a long lens to one of them you can not ever hide them in your pocket any more. So, my advice is ... go for DSLR!

Hi Asbed.
What a nice picture.
Great sharpness and nice natural colours. Also nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Asbed,
Very beautiful bird and amazing photo; brilliant colours and very good sharpness and POV. Best regards, Pambos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-21 9:07]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful photo of this Black Tern. Good sharpness, details and composition. Very nice natural colours. Nice to see it in its natural habitat.

Hallo Asbed
Besutiful shot, with nice inclusion of the environment. What a wonderful composition! Great detail, lovely resting pose, this photo has everything! Awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

I have a new camera and I think my new one may be able to try your type of images well..only time will tell. meanwhile Ill have to let it up to you to post such beauties!

Hi Abed,
Very nice black Tern image, it must be nesting. I have only seen these bird once in Alberta, at a lake last summer. Good notes. The All about birds website is a good one. I posted it along with one of my pictures a while ago but didn't turn out like yours.

Bellísimo conjunto con una rexturas del primer plano muy destacables.
Esta especie creo que no la tenemos por mi zona.
Saludos Asbed.

Hi Asbed
Beautiful photo of an interesting species. The composition, the colours, and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-22 14:59]

Hi Asbed!
Very good portrait of this bird...incredible POV!
Excellent details and beautiful light.
Well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-23 7:37]

Hello Asbed,
A great capture of this beautiful Black Tern sitting on its nest. Fine sharp detailsf and beautiful light and colours. I like the natural environment. A few pairs breed here in the south too.
TFS asnd best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Asbed,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de la guifette noire dans son environnement. La qualité de la lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


hello Asbed, this is another great photo, I like the natural scene with his nest, fine details and good colors!
TFS Nasos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-03 12:57]

Hello Asbed,
How did I miss this one?
A superb capture of the Black tern on its nest in a great well-composed combination of habitat and close sharp details of the main subject. The POV, lighting and colours are excellent too.
This species is rare in my country but a few pair nest near us, though I have never seen the nest.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-04-11 7:38]

Hola Asbed
Una foto hermosa de una especie que no conocía, luz, enfoque y entorno de lo mejor y en anidamiento para terminar.

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