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Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern
Photo Information
Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS, UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-07 2:34
Viewed: 2341
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chlidonias hybrida (Whiskered tern)

Distribution and habitat:
Occurs discontinuously from western Europe to eastern China and Russia south to Australia and sub-Saharan Africa, where it is largely absent from the lowland forest of the DRC and West Africa. Here it is locally fairly common in northern Namibia (including the Caprivi Strip), northern and eastern Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and central and south-western South Africa. It generally prefers natural wetlands, especially vleis, marshes and river flood plains with emergent vegetation, mainly breeding on temporary marshes and farm dams.
Best Regards,

[Info: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/birds/laridae/chlidonias_hybrida.htm]

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Ciao Bunyapon. Special light/white management fr the detailed bird against the exciting blue BG.


Bonjour Bungbing,
Bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une belle posture.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Nice pose and good contrasts between bird and background. The bird could be a little bit sharper!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-07 7:14]

Hello Bungbing,
Nice photo in beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition. Taken from a very good POV.

Hi Bungbing,
Beautiful pose of the Whiskered Tern, especially against a very good BG. In my opinion, details of the bird could have been better, but hey, you were there, got the t-shirt and the cap! Enjoy the evening.
Best regards,

Hi Bunyapon,
interesting photo of this bird. Great timing. Almost perfect sharpness. Nice colours.
Have a nice week,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-07 11:27]

Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent photo of this Chlidonias hybrida, common Bird species by us, very good sharpness, good colors too, TFS!

Ciao Bungbing, lovely bird in fantastic pose with open wings, fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bunyapon,
A good image even it isn`t sharp enought. Great white balance, nice colours and beautiful moment caught here.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-07 15:04]

Magnificent wings position and great timing,i like this pic and the very impressive light balance for the best white,very professional work!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-09 5:26]

Sawasdee Ka Bunyapon,
exciting perch! The flapping wings and the blue background makes this shot pleasant and attractive.


Hello Bunyapon,
A very nice image, slightly lacking in definition I think but really good - we cannot have it all our own way at 500mm focal length and probably hand-held. Definitely worth my two points. Best woshes.

Hello Bunyapon,
Good picture.
very good time for take photo.
well done.

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