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Old Jul 21, 2009, 6:30 PM   #1
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Default Common Terns! . . . a fishing sequence (6 imgs)

Hi All,

I spotted three of these guys among about 50 Ring Billed Gulls. AFAIK, they're usually not that common around here as these are the first I've ever seen in this area, but I might have just not been at the right place/right time.

Here's a stationary shot -- they're much more interesting looking than the gulls. . . but a lot more cautious and hard to get close to.


Here's 5 shots from a 9 shot sequence. I took some liberties in cropping for effect, and wasn't that careful to match brightness/contrast. . . I spotted the tern just as it started to dive, and it took a bit to find it in the VF and gain initial focus.

I didn't notice how the wing tips stayed above the water until I saw the shot on the monitor.


Got it!!!!!


Now to get airborne again. . .


No Problem!!!


Now all I've got to do is get it past all these [email protected]#%^&ing gulls so I can eat in peace!!!


I like these guys --

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 6:57 PM   #2
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Scott-

A great series, with lots of action.

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 8:48 PM   #3
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Scott, I am glad to see that you and the K7 are doing so well with the BIFs.

These are great shots of a Caspian Tern both standing and in action.
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Scott - sure does show their skill (and yours) quite well!
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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Neat series! I've never seen these, and think it's a very cool series - good fisherman!
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Terrific series, well done, some great shots, I love the 2nd one crashing in to the water.

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Nice action shots. Terns are fast and that 9 shot sequence had to happen very fast. Impressive shooting!

That is one handsome looking Tern.

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Nice series, fish for supper.

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Old Jul 22, 2009, 11:11 AM   #9
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Hi All,

Thanks for the compliments (actually the K7 thanks you -- I really just pointed the camera)



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Scott, I am glad to see that you and the K7 are doing so well with the BIFs.

These are great shots of a Caspian Tern both standing and in action.
Pentolta --- Thanks for the correction -- Caspian Tern it is. I was taking the word of a local birder who I didn't know. . . took a quick look at one of my books to confirm, and it looked right, so I just went with it.

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Cool series Scott, I know how hard these are to capture!
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