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Common Tern

Common Tern
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-24 11:31
Viewed: 999
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common tern (Sterna hirundo) in flight. They are quite fast and agile flyers and therefore difficult to fetch in foto.
Some years ago there were only few birds summering in Switzerland. With the mesures taken on the shore of the lake there are quite a number of them breeding here now.

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bonsoir Pierre,
une magnifique prise de ce Sterne en vol, bel attitude.
Les teintes sont douces et très belles.
Bonne soirée

hallo Pierre
very nice shot this bird in flight
thanks gr lou

Hello Pierre,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Well amazing sharpness (Marius) is the most inaccurate comment i have endured here on TN...,

Sorry Pierre, no disrespect to you my good friend, this inflight Tern has been captured in its most beautiful entirety, however i do not find any sharpness in this format whatsoever,

Best Regards,


Hello Pierre,
It's always a difficult task to capture a small flying bird. Very nice attempt. But details and sharpness aren't good; may be due to low shutter speed. Color looks natural.
Thanks for sharing your work with us,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-26 14:43]

Salut Pierre,a perfect timing for this very difficult in flight capture! The sharpness is very very good like the exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Pierre,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Sterne pierregarin en vol. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Pierre,
Relativement bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une très belle et originale attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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