Inca Terns

Discussion in 'Birds' started by eng45ine, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I went to the Brookfield Zoo this morning and came across this very playful bird. He seemed as fascinated with me as I was with him. He loved to dive into the water and splash all around...
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    Thanks for checking him out!
     
  2. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Hi, Frank! Got to say I've never seen a beak that color -- looks like the end of a Cayenne pepper! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for looking Don. I have never seen these types of birds before either...but they sure are active!
     
  4. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Unusual bird for sure, but too much jpg compression

    I'd love to see this shot w/o so much jpg compression, Frank. It's 800 wide, but only 30k. That's a highly-compressed pic. Something on the order of 125-150k is about right for this one. It's missing some critical feather details. You know, it's beak does look like a Cayenne Pepper!
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Frank,

    that is one really neat bird. Nice find and good image. I like him, Pepper nose and all :>)))
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very cool bird Frank. 8)
     
  7. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Steve...is there another way for me to post without the compression? Until I joined this forum, I have never posted an image before. Is there something that I did wrong or is the compression just the way it goes?
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Here's another view of the Inca Terns...
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  9. Very interesting bird. I wonder what useful purpose the white "mustache" serves.
     
  10. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great question Gordon...so I googled it and here's what they said,
    "Biologists have found a relationship between the quality of this ornament and the tern's physical condition and reproductive performance." Hmmm, I guess you learn something new everyday. :roll:
     
  11. Micah

    Micah

    40
    May 8, 2005
    Great pictures. I've never seen this species before.

    So, if the beak looks like a pepper, and the bird sneezes, then would have "pepper spray" :D
     
  12. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Micah...interesting thought! :roll:
     
  13. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Frank, 2nd shot's better,what editing program are you using?

    Very cool looking bird you've captured there!
    In PS, when doing a "Save As" it lets you set the compression level when saving it. I try to never go below quality level 7-Medium, and always prefer to save it at 9-High. If you're doing a "Save For Web, then just be mindful of how much you slide that slider. Also, always post your original upload.
     
  14. Hi Frank........

    that is a 8) pic Frank, very unusual. A Lanny McDonald Bird. :lol:
    Great capture, learnt something new today!!!

    great job
    Keith
     
  15. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Steve...thanks for the tips...this digital stuff is very new to me. I will use the information that you gave me and hopefully better results will happen. Thanks very much for helping.
     
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