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Spotting Prey


Spotting Prey
Photo Information
Copyright: Ken Shew (kshew) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED-IF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-06 0:44
Viewed: 3305
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For me, these fast flying Forster's Terns are really hard to track as they are constantly on the go. However, when something catches their eye, they often hover above the water for a few seconds then drop down. This tern was taken while hovering above prey at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands where they have moved in recently to breed. All I do is frantically take pics and hope one is croppable and salvageable.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-06 0:54]

welcome..
a great shot... a wonderful moment... she is ready to go down... it is a great pic.. well done

Wonderful action shot Ken!
Lighting,details,moment you caught are excellent.
Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-05-06 2:23]

Good timing, nice shot.Perfect for details and colours.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-06 2:24]

This is a stunning picture, Ken. It is perfect on all levels. The details are super-sharp, despite the action shot. You have caught the elegant curves of the wings and tail. The light and composition are excellent. Congratulations, and a warm welcome to TN. : )

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-06 2:47]

Great action capture Ken. Details are very good as the timing.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-06 2:52]

Bonjour ! Une belle envolée, le sujet est net et bien arrêté.
Félicitations pour les détails dans le plumage et le bel éclairage.

Bienvenue sur TN !

Hello Ken
Welcome to TN. Wow, what a way to start! Wings of silver! Lovely shot. Excellent sharpness. The light was in your favour and so was the Tern. Nice work. Thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-06 6:22]

.... Wow! This is great. You froze the acion wonderfully. Well exposed, brilliant pose, superb shot!! This is excellent. TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Very good start, Ken.
Great action, good composition and good details.
Very well done.

Welcome to TN.

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