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Common Terns From Eggs On Up

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    I've spent a large number of hours this spring on the beach and a bit of that time has been up in the dunes (with proper permitting of course) getting pooped on pretty regularly....but some of the shots I've gotten are just sort of worth it :) 

    First to hatch.....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    210mm    f/9.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    First couple of forays out of the nest....very shortly after hatching....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 320

    Mom at the nest....

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

    Feeding Time....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/9.0    1/250s    ISO 640

    Looking out at the big world from the relative safety of the dune edge....

    NIKON D2Xs    ---    700mm    f/9.0    1/400s    ISO 400
  2. Fantastic shots Jim ! I don't know what else to say
  3. Yer usual stunning work Jim. I like these birds and we have a lot of them around Cape Charles, VA where my condo is. They don't nest close to anyplace people can get to because of the lack of roads and bridges so, we don't get opportunities to shoot them or nesting shorebirds often. Nicely done!
  4. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Beautiful shots Jim! Well done!
  5. lovely moments well captured Jim.
    the photos are a tad overexposed i feel...

  6. DNAsiRNA


    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    Every shot is amazing. Last one is my favorate.
  7. Wonderful Jim. I'd like to hear more about your experiences with these chicks.
  8. Stunning, Absolutely Stunning!!!
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Your usual great stuff.
    What a wonderful sight to see.
    Yes I know how much time you spend getting your subject.
    But that is what makes you so great.
  10. Daniel-Swe

    Daniel-Swe Guest

    But... How did a pic of me in the morning get in here?? :confused: 
    Yes, I mean number 3... :wink:

    Well done!!
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