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Tern Fishing

Tern Fishing
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Marshy Point Nature Center [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 16:05
Viewed: 1498
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tern come in various sizes, and this is one of the larger ones. The colors and contrasty nature are what appealed to me in this shot. Not too much pp work, a crop and sharpen.
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  • Great 
  • Jonela Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
  • [2010-08-12 17:08]

Hi Werner,

This is a fine example of a bird catching the thermals and just effortlessly floating. The pov is very good the details are very sharp and the dof is excellent imho. The bird gives the notion of flight and I like that you have left space for it to move into.


Hi Werner,

This is a great example of fine photography, great details with nice DOF, because of 800 shutter speed the sky become so blue and this is the beauty of this shot. Aperture also works very well.

Timings are excellent .


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-08-12 22:43]

Hi Werner...
Beautiful shot with so nice timing...
Have a nice weekend...

grt timing once again from the master realy like how you have the tern flying into the scene the deetails are excellent realy nice image
tfs regards bryan

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-08-13 8:49]

Hi Werner!
Excellent sharp capture of this bird in flight.
Perfect focus and nice lights and shadows.
Splendid contrast against the blue sky.
Very well composed and presented.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-08-15 6:13]

Hi Werner,
A lovely capture. I don't think this was easy to do. We had many terns following our boat when we were on an excursion while we were in Cuba, but none of the photos turned out to be this good. Oh, to fly free like that....

Bonjour Werner,
Belle capture. Jolies couleurs et bonne position de l'oiseau dans le cadrage.
Merci et bonne journée.

Hello Werner,

Superbe vol de ce majestique z'oiseau!
Belle capture avec d'incroyables ombres et lumière sur le plumage. Excellent cadrage.
Jolie réussite pour cette image emplie de ciel bleu.
Agréable semaine. Amitiés sincères.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-08-16 4:02]

Hi Werner
Good capture of the tern in flight. Perfectly posed in your frame. The colours, details and focus are really good. She looks so dainty up there

Hello Werner,

Missed many of your wonderful shots in the last days, sorry for that!

This one took my attention, where you captured some nice details from this beautiful bird. The tiny spot in the eye of the bird is fantastically captured. Great colors and nice contrast against a perfect blue sky. Well done sharpness and nice POV too. Well done!


A lovely shot, Werner, showing the elegant pose as the tern concentrates absolutely, downwards.
The focus is sharp and the bird is strongly positioned in the frame.
I like the effects of light and shadow on the bird's plummage.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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