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Gygis alba

Gygis alba
Photo Information
Copyright: Marlon Stein (Marlon) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 75] (644)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 8:09
Viewed: 4524
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The White Tern (Gygis alba) is a small seabird found across the tropical oceans of the world. Sometimes known as the Fairy Tern although this name is potentially confusing as it is the common name of the Fairy Tern Sternula nereis.

The White Tern is a small, all white tern with a long black bill, related to the noddies. It ranges widely across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and also nests in some Atlantic islands. It nests on coral islands, usually on trees with thin branches but also on rocky ledges and on man-made structures. The White Tern feeds on small fish which it catches by plunge diving.

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I didn't know there were all white terns. Very interesting.
Crisp clear in flight shot. The diagonal composition is great. It minimise the area with sky and aloows an even closer view on the tern.

  • Great 
  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-18 8:24]

great capture. both the sky and the bird looks very good.

Hi Marlon,
Very good capture of this White Tern in flight; great POV and composition, sharp details, good lighting and BG.

Beautiful! I love this shot, very good captured and good sharpness.


incredibile image !

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