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|The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans. It is sometimes known as the sea swallow.|
Like all Sterna terns, the Common Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, from either the sea or freshwater lakes and large rivers. It usually dives directly, and not from the "stepped-hover" favoured by Arctic Tern.
Taken from the car on a very sunny day and dedicated to Thijs to thank him for a nice trip.
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Nice shot of the tern looking under his wing. As the common and the artic tern are some times hard to keep separated, I believe when british birdwatchers name them Comic Terns when they are unsure ;)
Wat een BEAUTY,
Prima focus op het oog en dat vanuit een (langzaam) rijdende auto.
Perfect POV,BG and light
Wonderful shot Paula and I love the aspect ratio here and its ideal for such kind of shots. The diagonal position of the wings and that catch light is special.
Convey my regards to Rene , Thijs and Rob :-)
- [2009-06-04 0:25]
Wonderful picture of a beautiful bird. You managed to freeze it at amazing pose. I like great DOF, details and colours of the image as well as its composition and cropping. Some blurriness of the wing tip is a result of lens work I suppose. Best regards and TFS.
- [2009-06-04 0:31]
Wonderful capture with great details and perfect focus.