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Chlidonias hybrida 2

Chlidonias hybrida 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-22 4:54
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Chlidonias hybrida (Pallas 1811). Juvenile to first winter plumage.
Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida is a small march tern in the family Sternidae.
The summer adult is dark grey with black crown, white cheeks and red legs and bill. In winter, the forehead becomes white and the body plumage a much paler grey. Juvenile Whiskered Terns have a ginger scaly back, and otherwise look much like winter adults. The first winter plumage is intermediate between juvenile and adult winter, with patchy ginger on the back.
Chlidonias hybrida has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details. C. h. hybrida breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-billed and darker C. h. delalandii is found in East and South Africa, and the paler C. h. javanicus from Java to Australia.
The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds winter south to Africa and southern Asia. It breeds in colonies on inland marshes, sometimes amongst Black-headed Gulls.

In Cyprus Chlidonias hybrida is a regular passage migrant in late spring and autumn. Very rarely recorded in winter.

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Hi Chris, Wow what a supreme capture of this in-flight Whiskered Tern my friend, perfect timing to freeze this amazing wing extension, fabulous sharpness as per usual, impressive lighting/white balance control that compliments these beautiful colours, Top draw stuff here Chris and very well done,
Best regards,


Hi Christodoulos,
Good in-flight capture!

Well composed presentation, fine details!

Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing photo. Perfect sharpness and details - just incredible!!
AMazing colours. Great portrait in flying.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-22 6:29]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo of this Whiskered Tern in flight. Sharpness, details and colours are amazing. Excellent timing, DOF and composition. Very beautiful BG.

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  • sotos (313)
  • [2011-08-22 6:39]

Γεια σου Χριστοδουλε
Πολυ ομορφη αποτυπωση αυτου του γλαρονιου με ομορφα χρωματα και μεγαλη λεπτομερεια
καλη συνεχεια
Απο Κερκινη Σωτος

Ciao Christodoulos. Best details and sharp in the flying capture. Intrigant BG. Best regards.


almost liek a painting, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb captured this bird in-flight, impressive details sharpness, excellent exposure, beautiful colours and a perfect background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive capture in flight.
Exceptional details, amazing focus and very sharp details.
Thanks for sharing this lovely in interesting bird.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-22 9:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect capture of flying bird.
Nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

hello Christodoulos
Very nice picture with super good details from the bird
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Cada dia nos das una sorpresa Christo. Esta fotografía roza la perfección.
Enhorabuena y gracias ya que con estos trabajos animas a los demás a superarse.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Crhistodoulos,

what an fantastic shot taken by you.
Good pov, details in the feathess, eye contact.
Top class.
fine colors.


Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic fly, perrfect focus, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Perfect. regards yiannis

Γειά σου Χριστόδουλε,
ωραίο πορτρέτο, με καλή σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετική οξύτητα.
φιλικά Γιώργος

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-08-22 13:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Picture fantastic, just fantastic!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice in-flight capture of this bird with fantastic sharpness and a beautifully blurred background. Natural colours and a nice pose.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-22 15:49]

Spectacular wings position and fantastic capture whit the usual top quality sharpness and light balance for the best white,magnificent work my friend!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Christodoulos, this is a very good inflight shot of this bird. Outstanding work. Great sharpness and detail. Have a great week, Bill

Wow Chris what a freeze frame! I can't see any motion blur in the wings at all. Perfect focus all around. If your Terns fly like mine you have accomplished something amazing. Obviously great timeing.

Bonjour Christodoulos,

Fantastique prise de vue de par sa netteté et la position des ailes.
PS : je me permet de vous inscrire dans mes favoris

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-23 2:48]

Lovely image of this tern in flight, excellent details and colors. tfs.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-08-23 6:19]

Outstanding capture. I'm amazed by the fine details and overall "clarity" of the subject. Beautiful!


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Excellente maitrise du couple vitesse/profondeur de champ valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails dans une belle posture du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Chris,
beautiful poses of this bird!
good POV, TFS, Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-24 1:59]

hello Christodoulos,
Love the fine tints of this bird-picture. And the Tern is taken in its best flying pose. Like the way it hold its red feets too. The red color gives also to the shot a color-counterpoint ( I don't know if we can say that in English)
Kind regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-08-24 10:28]

Great in-flight capture with excellent timing,nice colors and very fine sharpness.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of this juvenile Whiskered Tern in flight, outstanding sharpness and impressive details on the plumage, marvellous colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-08-25 9:51]

Hi Christodoulos,

You captured this Whiskered Tern in a spectacular position! The wings are magnificent with exceptionally fine details. Beautiful face and body with lovely colors and clarity. I love the background and composition.


Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful tern with fine colors,sharpen details and nice composition. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up in-flight shot of the Whiskered Tern,
you focused superbly with great sharpness and details, TFS


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