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Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, RAW ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My B.I.F.`s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-24 13:23
Viewed: 3116
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In 1 year and a half of birds observation I saw many species chased by Magpies. The Magpies chase even raptors 3-5 times bigger then them.
But I saw only one species that kicks Magpies ass ... this one. And I was very happy seeing that is a species that is not afraid by them.
This species is very territorial. One time when I tried to make a few photos of a nest (10 meters from it) one of the two parents attacked me. And it didn't let me until I left.
SPECIES: Chlidonias hybridus (lat.) // Whiskered Tern (en.) // Chirighita cu obraz alb (ro.)

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Great capture, focus e POV, it is hard to catch a bird flying with this quality, congratutations.

Best Regards

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-01-24 13:36]

Bonjour Anghel, great shot well composed and perfect timing too. I like this blurred BG and harmonious colors that feet well with bird. Best regards, Didier.

Marvellous capture, bird is so sharp, it looks great against the blurred background, note is interesting too.


Very cool in-flight. I like the background in this shot as usually in-flights are shot against the sky which is sometimes .. a bit plain. So, I think this overall setting works great here. Very nicely done. TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-24 22:51]

Imi place mult poza, foarte reusita, este foarte clara desi pasarea este in zbor.Ai avut lumina buna si de aici a rezultat o poza care are culori frumoase.
Numai bine.
Razvan Zinica

Frumoasa captura.Acum ai reusit sa surprinzi chgirghita in zbor.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-01-25 8:59]

Detalii, culori deosebit de bune, claritate la fel! Foarte rar vad o fotografie atit de buna despre o chira! Nuami bine,

Ciao Anghel, splendid flyng bird, perfect focus and fantastic blurry BG, great capture, very well done, ciao Silvio

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