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Sternula albifrons 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-26 6:37
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764)
Synonym: Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764
Little Tern

Sternula albifrons is a seabird of the family Sternidae. It is a small tern with a length of only 21-25 cm. In breeding plumage it has a black cap and a characteristic white forehead. The bill is yellow with a black tip. The legs are orange yellow. In winter, the forehead is more extensively white, the bill is black and the legs duller.
Sternula albifrons breeds on the coasts and inland waterways of Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as South Africa and Australia. It feeds by plunge-diving for fish. The offering of fish by the male to the female is part of the courtship display.

In Cyprus Sternula albifrons is a localized summer breeding visitor and a scarce passage migrant.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-26 6:40]

Hello Christodoulos.
Beautiful shot on this Little Tern . He has a nice pose for your shot, The light looks great here, Nice soft colors and sharp detail.Best regards Siggi

hello Christodoulos.
very lovely picture of this Little Tern. great sharpness and colour. you captured a nice moment when it expand it's wing. perfect tonal range. i can find all the detail in white part also.
good composition,
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Well composed & presented. Well done & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-26 7:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great photo of this Little tern in superb light, white balance and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and a very attractive pose. Taken from a perfect low POV.

What an elegant Tern, Chris!
The shadow of the bird on the ground suggests this was a glorious morning or evening hour with the golden sunshine coming to illuminate the bird at a slant.
How you create sheer magic through your nature imagery is something we can only envy and wonder at.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-26 8:44]

Beautiful capture where the light management makes the difference for an excellent white of plumage,very nice and original wings position and details too,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light and exposure are great. Excellent capture of a very nice bird. Incredible sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnifcient capture for the bird in action against the amazing BG. Impressive managment of light. Fabolouse colours.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-08-26 11:27]

Hi Christodoulos
incredible light and as usual great pose and sharpness

Hi Christodoulos
what a beautiful seabird
Excellent clarity,exposure and colors
All the best

hello Christodoulos
a super good sharpness picture with nice light anf beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodpulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-08-26 13:07]

Hi chris!
Very good capture while the bird is moving.
Perfect sharpness and great DOF. Lovely play of light and shadows.
ciao! Vanda

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-08-26 17:21]

Hola Christodoulos, impresionante foto y especie, bien captadas en un momento muy especial...saludos.

Hi Chris, Well what a terrific capture with the distinctive Makris label of excellence and quality, delightful detailed sharpness, amazing lighting/white balance, top draw stuff from you once again Chris congratulations and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Chris,
Superb PICTURE, excellent work! congratulations!
TFS, Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-27 2:55]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Again a perfect shot with a splendid bird in a perfect pose for the photographer.
Best light-management and a simple and beautiful presentation. Interesting too to see the shade of the bird.
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.Amazing colours and light.Great low POV,excellent composition and great sharpness.Thank You neighbour.
Have a good week!
Best regards

Giasou Christodoule
An excellent photo of this beautiful bird.
Nicely poised, very good detail, perfect exposure and focus.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos

You shot your photo at the best pose of this Little Tern,
with fine POV at its level, excellent details of the white plumage, TFS


Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo, excellent sharpness and perfect POV
Thanks for sharing and congratulations
Hello Vanni

Hi Christodoulos,
Great capture of that Tern.
Nice colors and sharpness.
Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic pic, bird poses beautifully, cool shade.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-09-17 12:18]

Εκπληκτική σύλληψη! Θαυμάσια ευκρίνεια.

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