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Common Tern Adult ~ Chicks~ New Material 7-27-07

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Now that the chicks have become fledglings, they are leaving the comfort of the dunes and flying about.

    They land on the beach....(taken through heat shimmer)

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    ISO 320

    They land on the rocks.....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/750s    ISO 400

    They even bathe on their own....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    ISO 320

    When it's time.....they are still being fed....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/2500s    ISO 320

    And on their own, the parents still put on a supurb flight show....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/2000s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/2500s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/1500s    ISO 400
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  2. sillybgoat

    sillybgoat Guest

    Very nice photo's, how much cropping was required to get the birds in flight so they are so prominent in the image? What iso settings do you use for this type of shot?
  3. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    The Flight Shots

    Were cropped probably 50% I'd say.

    IOSO ranged anywhere from 200 to 400 in this group if memory serves me correctly.

    I think the flight shots were all at either 320 or 400.
  4. Stunning Series Jim
  5. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    Top notch as always jim! Boy they are getting big
  6. Excellent shots Jim! Love the feeding shots.

  7. Top notch Jim! The clarity of your images always amazes me. Very well done!

  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Doesn't get any better than this.
    They grow up fast.

    Beautiful Jim
  9. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Jim, I could tell you how much I look forward to your chick posts, but you'd never believe me. All of these shots are just stunning. I particularly love the 5th and 6th shots.
  10. All top notch Jim. For some reason (probably the juxtaposition and framing of the rock and the belly) #2 is my favorite. I'm weird, huh?

  11. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Super set Jim. I really like the bath shot, but all are excellent.
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