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Sterna vittata

Sterna vittata
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Antarctica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 16:20
Viewed: 4934
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern. It ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic Tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of course, in breeding plumage in the southern summer, when Arctic has moulted to its non-breeding appearance.
Breeding takes place from mid-November to early December. Chicks hatch from December to February. Skuas and jaegers are the primary predators of this bird's eggs and young.
The total global population of this bird is around 140000 individuals.

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This photo is taken in Melchior Island in Antarctica. Cropped format.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2008-03-25 16:39]

Quina meravella, un POV ben buscat i la llum perfecta, bona feina Ferran!! Salutacions. Carme.

Hello Ferran
Perfect and lovely capture of this beauty. TFS.

Hello Ferran
Lovely shot of a beautiful bird with a lovely pose! Fine POV, excellent DOF & framing too. TFS. Regards,

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