Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Another Caspian Tern

  1. #1
    BPN Member Bill Dix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    9,144
    Threads
    1,340
    Thank You Posts

    Default Another Caspian Tern

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Here's another frame of a Caspian Tern from Metzger Marsh last week. This one has a slightly better far wing position (although not fully raised). Another frame has the far wing full-up but the near wing is just slightly lower, casting a shadow on the body. (I thought about compositing the wings, but decided against it.) And the fish is headed the wrong way. Sometimes you just can't win.

    D500, 500f4 + 1.4 TC, ISO 500, 1/5000s @ f/7.1 manual.

  2. #2
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    510
    Threads
    56
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Bill -- agree with your self critique regarding the far wing position but I really like this. Great detail, catchlight, and prey item. I don't mind the fish going the wrong way as you can still see the eye and the fish is still in the frame. I'd be happy to have this shot. TFS

  3. #3
    BPN Member Juan Tolentino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    243
    Threads
    78
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Really nice shot Bill. Great detail. Per your camera settings seems that you have abundant amount of light and there's not hard shadows. I'd also be happy to have this shot. Well done. TFS.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro

  4. #4
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    519
    Threads
    117
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    This is nice, love the fish, your self critique is spot on.

  5. #5
    Avian Moderator David Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    5,830
    Threads
    240
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Definitely one of my favorite Terns to photograph. They are capable of all of catching very big fish and they are very diverse hunters. Nice pose and details and the Fish is a bonus. Just looked at your last post and I do like that one better. Well done either way, Not easy to get.
    Come join me for a Custom Raptor Workshop starting this November 2017- January 2018.
    Ducks Unlimited Workshop 2018
    P.M. me to inquire on dates, pricing and availabilities. Thank You.
    www.davidsalemphotography.com

  6. #6
    BPN Member Bill Dix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    9,144
    Threads
    1,340
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thank you all.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics