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Old Apr 16, 2011, 5:31 PM   #1
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Default Roof Terns

In Wakodahatchee Wetlands yesterday a group of Terns were sitting on a roof taking turns going fishing. The roof is a shelter area over a boardwalk. They were being very successful so they may hang around for a while.


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Old Apr 16, 2011, 9:36 PM   #2
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A wonderful series! Really like the detail that you have with both black and white parts of the bird.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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very nice ! that 150-500 seems to be a great lens! and you use it wonderfully
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 1:10 AM   #4
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Nice series Ed. Love the first shot !

I was looking at both the 150-500 and 50-500 on Friday .... do I really need either of them when I have the DA*300 + AFA x1.7 ? I don't seem to be able to find an advantage for the Bigma to justify it's U$200-300 price difference over the 150-500.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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These are Least Terns, the smallest in North America, which makes them harder to photograph than the larger ones - I'm sure the long lens reach made these possible. They may still be locally common in Florida, but the West Coast population is Endangered due to a shortage of protected beaches for nesting. Nice catch.
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Beautiful birds, great action, excellent photography. Thanks for sharing!
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