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Royal Tern

Royal Tern
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/6400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 16:41
Viewed: 2514
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Cuba

The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies, T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America.
This is a large tern, second only to Caspian Tern but is unlikely to be confused with the carrot-billed giant, which has extensive dark under wing patches. The Royal Tern has an orange-red bill, pale grey upper parts and white under parts. Its legs are black. In winter, the black cap becomes patchy.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-12 17:43]

Thalasseus maximus... Hermosa ave captada con lujosos detalles. Felicitaciones, Mario!!!

Hello Mario!
Super shot with excellent sharpness and details. Blue and purple hues in BG are outstanding. Thanks for this beautiful presentation,
Have a good day,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-13 5:48]

Beautiful Tern and very good portrait...fine colors too. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-13 10:21]

Hi Mario,
Excellent photo of this beautiful bird. Amazing colors,
details and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Mario.
Excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful whites.
Have a good day,

Hi Mario, A super shot of this bird with great clarity and natural colours. Great composition and POV. Thank for sharing

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-01-16 15:13]

This bird has a very regal pose indeed, Mario.
Beautiful shot with sharp details and excellent lighting.
Well shown against the blurred background.
Love that hairdo and that orange beak.
Thanks for sharing.

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