|Copyright: Marlon Stein (Marlon)
|Date Taken: 2008-07-16|
|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|
|[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.
- [2008-11-18 8:24]
great capture. both the sky and the bird looks very good.
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 !