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River Tern

River Tern
Photo Information
Copyright: Neloy Banerjee (bneloy) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 33] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 10:44
Viewed: 2991
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The day was a the first day when I was armed with my newly owned Canon 400 5.6L lens. I noticed this Tern was catching fish from a small water body in Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore. These species are fast like a jet plane in flight. Thanks to Canon Prime I could manage a flight shot of this beautiful bird.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-07-12 10:47]

nice picture..very nicely reflected

Great capture, nice to see the habitat as well, TFS

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-07-12 12:55]

beautiful background.
i`m really bored of green or blue backgrounds of the bird pictures. nice to see something different.

i think that this picture can improve by software exposure compensation. it is to darky.
to recover highlights detail on the bird you can make 2 copies with different exposures and combine them using a layer mask .

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-14 7:26]

I have gone through the gallery of TN once more to find that beautiful picture that i had seen yesterday! This is a superb and fantastic picture, Neloy, one of the most beautiful on this site. The light is a dream, the bird with its reflection on the water is superb and sharp, what a picture. You sure made a great use of your new camera and I have to say that this "painting" is really inspired and inspiring. A beauty to contemplate. Thank you!


pts tomorrow

Hi Neloy,

For first day first shot [new lens]its a great picture, I like the bird in action and also the reflection captured sharply too.I think you can still improve the picture on photo shop. TFS.



canon lenses are perfect

You should send such pictures to magazines - I can see it on the cover of natl geographic!!


These colours are absolutely marvellous and with the reflection on the water, absolutely perfect.

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