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Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/220 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-20 3:14
Viewed: 3856
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tr. Küçük sumru,En. Little Tern, Da. Dvĉrgterne, Du. Dwergstern, Fi. Pikkutiira, Fr. Sterne naine, Ge. Zwergseeschwalbe, It. Fraticello, No. Dvergterne, Sp. Charrancito, Sw. Smċtärna N.

The Little Tern can be identified by its small size, ridiculously short tail and almost frantic, jerky wing action. The neat white forehead and black-tipped yellow bill are diagnostic. The outer couple of primaries are conspicuously blacker than in other terns.

Breeds on sandy or shingle beaches.
Between 20-22,000 pairs breed in Europe. The largest population is thought to be in Turkey (5 000-15 000 breeding pairs).
(from birdguides.com)
Digiscoped with leica apo-televid. Cropped, levels, USM done on PS.

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To Robbrown: thanks,Okan 1 05-31 02:06
To naki: courtship,Okan 1 05-20 05:16
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Küçük sumrularımız yan yana göz dolduruyorlar.Güzel bir aksiyon halinde fotoğraflamışsın.Tebrikler..

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-20 3:34]
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Great capture Okan. Is it a part of their courtship? Very good details and colors. You shot wonders with your Leica.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-20 3:55]

That is a lovely picture, Okan. Such a tender gesture. Great details and colors on the terns. Excellent composition. Well done. : )

Great moment to catch Okan. A very nice composition. Good light, details and POV. Nice work. Thanks

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-20 5:58]

WoW !! Une superbe prise, la composition est parfaite.


wonderfull action, great sharpness and BG

Very good picture Okan.
I like it very much.
You catch a great moment with nice POV, good details and composition.
Great job.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-05-20 14:40]

wonderfull shot, sharpen and composition!
thanks for sharing..

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-20 14:54]

it is an amazing composition Okan... it is a wonderul capture... everything is great of this pic... very well done...

Nice capture Okan, a superb image very clear and shows this mating ritual well.
I think it would of made a good Long / Wide post. it would of ment cropping half the hight, but at a ratio of 2.5 - 1 it automatically allows you to post a linked much larger image. View here for a sample of such an image

merhabalar okan bey,
çok güzel yakalamışınız ve fotoğraflamışınız..ellerinize sağlık..tebrikler

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-05-28 6:12]

çok iyi bir fotoğraf.. detaylar gerçekten kıskandırıcı !!

Lovely composition and a very striking pose from these two. Great shot! Very well done.

Very attractive shot, Okan. On top of these elegant birds, I particularly like the action you've caught very well and the grey BG. Framing them low on the frame is also a good point.

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