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WHISKERED TERN


WHISKERED TERN
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-07-07 1:21
Viewed: 1072
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
WHISKERED TERN (DANUBE DELTA)

IN THE WORKSHOP I POST A IMAGE WITH A PAIR THAT BUILDS THEIR NEST.

The whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida or Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family, Sternidae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek khelidonios, "swallow-like", from khelidon, "swallow". The specific hybridus is Latin for hybrid; Pallas thought it might be a hybrid of white-winged black tern and common tern, writing "Sterna fissipes [Chlidonias leucopterus] et Hirundine [Sterna hirundo] natam”.

This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.

The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds winter south to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.

This species breeds in colonies on inland marshes, sometimes amongst black-headed gulls, which provide some protection. The scientific name arises from the fact that this, the largest marsh tern, show similarities in appearance to both the white Sterna terns and to black tern.

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hallo Marius
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius,
Well captured this "Whiskered Tern". Very nice low POV which allowed you to get OOF BG. Natural color and well placed in the frame. Like couple in WS too.
Thanks for Sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards,
Srikumar

Ciao Marius, fantastic tern, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-07 16:09]

HI Marius,top quality capture of this tern despite the distance and the difficult location,and the couple nesting in the WS is absolutely beautiful,the right one look at you too..ehhee..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-07-08 20:00]

Hello Marius,
A wonderful photo of this Whiskered Tern on it's nesting site. I like its beautiful plumage, especially the black skull cap which runs below the eye. Excellent detail and well saturated colors. Exposure is just right with no blown out areas. The WS photo showing the pair together is equally as attractive.
Ron

nice portrsit of this spercial species, greetings Ori

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