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We saw this bird on the beach at Cape Vidal but have no idea what it is called Smile
V2 - maybe the better shot of the two !
Thanx so much for all the votes and comments on my Misty scene yesterday - and a very big thanx to Jeff and Richard for their amazing mods - a huge improvement Smile
Have a great day - here we are enduring wet, windy and cold winter's weather Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2013 - 2:56 PM
Focal Length:204.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sea Bird :)
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:29 Aug 2013 - 4:01 AM
Tags:Cape Vidal, Sea bird, South africa, Wildlife / nature
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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
29 Aug 2013 - 4:30 AM

Herman, lovely as usual. You have a privileged eye for spotting beauties.
M

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handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:34 AM

I can almost hear the bird in V2, but i like the imagery in V1 better. For cold and rain, the bird does not seem to mind. And, what Marian said. You do indeed have that eye for beauty, Herman.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:49 AM

Lovely images v2 has better composition.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
29 Aug 2013 - 5:02 AM

Two lovely captures. I envy your access to so much of natures wonderful creatures. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
29 Aug 2013 - 5:18 AM

both good images though v2 looks the better of the 2 to me Smile

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 5:50 AM

V2 for me. Looks a bit angry! We'll have almost 40 degrees Celsius today Sad.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:09 AM

An interesting sea bird, Herman, in V.2 I think he's telling you to clear off and leave him in peace Smile Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:26 AM

How unusual this little bird!! In V2 he's telling you to B - Off with that camera! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

Can't help with the ID Herman but 2 great shots. I like the little reflection off the wet sand, very nice indeed.

Andy

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
29 Aug 2013 - 6:32 AM

Yes , Herman V2 is excellent,with the reflections in the water and all! - A cute looking bird.- Well done Herman!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:37 AM

Morning Herman....yes the awful weather continues until Sunday at least. 2 lovely images of the bird. I also like V2 with the open beak. Lovely reflections...Well captured

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104246 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:56 AM

Good find, Herman GrinGrin....think it may be a juvenile Swift Tern ....Goggle found this for me

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:59 AM

Two beauties, Herman!

Richard

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:00 AM

Interesting bird, certainly looks like a Tern, V2 my favourite capture.
Nigel

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:19 AM

2 super shots,

Ali

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:20 AM

V2 for me too. I think it is called Henry!

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:24 AM

2 great shots and also thank you so so much for your EA award on my photo yesterday

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

A very odd looking bird and love the expression on V2.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

A great set,we've got mist over the mountains today,and no sign of the sun
NettaSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Aug 2013 - 7:45 AM

2 excellent captures Herman, nice detail in both,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:25 AM

so handsome in V1...
and do like that reflection

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Caziwinkles
29 Aug 2013 - 8:31 AM

Two fab images Herman - love the reflections - and the open beak in V2 an extra bonus. Smile

Carol

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
29 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

Two super images Herman v2 for me

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

Nice shots Herman ..............well done Jeff on the id Wink

Rod

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
29 Aug 2013 - 8:36 AM

2 beautiful captures and agree with Nigel - could be a juvenile tern. Moira

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

Two lovely shots of this anonymous bird, Herman.

Ray

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Two wonderful shots , Herman - like both of them......GrinGrinWink

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:50 AM

Two nice images of the mystery bird.Smile That's quite a beak he's got.!!
Joan.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:01 AM

Two beautiful images, Herman!
George

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
29 Aug 2013 - 9:04 AM

Wonderful pictures. I like the way v1 stands against the blue, really good presentation.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

Two great captures Smile

Eileen

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:19 AM

V2 for me too, love the grumpy attitude!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:43 AM

Two lovely shots Herman, but V2 has been caught so well
timing spot on
Lillian

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morpheus1955
29 Aug 2013 - 9:49 AM

Two wonderful images, I love the reflections, beautifully captured and presented

hugh

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 10:07 AM

Lovely birdy shots Herman, V2 is my fave..... he looks a bit annoyedTongue
Diane

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Aug 2013 - 10:16 AM

Two very fine captures here Herman, v2 my favourite.

John

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 10:27 AM

2 great captures Herman, V2 for meSmile

Cliff

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
29 Aug 2013 - 10:36 AM

Lovely shots Herman,
like the shape of bird.

Basith

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digital_boi
29 Aug 2013 - 10:39 AM

two fine captures Herman good detail V1 would be my winner today

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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kathrynlouise
29 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

Brilliant Herman. 2 wonderful images, V2 i think for me today Grin

Kathryn

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Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 10:56 AM

2 Brilliant sharp shots!!Wink


MyaGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

2 great poses

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:36 AM

No idea about the bird, Herman, but I like the plumage. Two good captures and I like the moment in V2. He seems to be complaining about something Grin

Andrew

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richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:49 AM

Two fine images Herman!! I am pretty certain (95%) it is a Crested Tern Juvenile!! This is also known as a Swift Tern (cats 123 is right) and a Great Crested Tern!!The distributitoon of this species is spot on for you!! Great find!!

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
29 Aug 2013 - 11:52 AM

Lovely bird, Herman! V2 for meSmile
Regards Valery

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phil1963
phil1963 e2 Member 2265 forum postsphil1963 vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 11:53 AM

Lovely image,well doneGrin

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achieverswales
29 Aug 2013 - 12:29 PM

With the rest on this one Herman V2 it is.

Regards

Trev.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 12:45 PM


Quote: Two lovely captures. I envy your access to so much of natures wonderful creatures. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

I like to say the same thing, Herman.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

Two lovely shots Herman. Cathy

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 1:58 PM

2 Super images Herman. Grin
Looks like a young Tern but not sure which as the plumage changes when they mature

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:17 PM

Very cool! both!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 3:03 PM

Two very fine images Herman, very well captured with good detail and fine colouring.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 3:17 PM

Cracking images lovely detail
Mike

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:01 PM

Two fine close ups here Herman.
Good shots.
Mick.

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 5:12 PM

Wish I could this number of comments !!! Great shots Herman but 2 made me smile !

PamGrinGrinGrin

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 5:12 PM

Two cracking shots Herman, i never know what to expect with you, but its always something interesting and usually something i have never seen before like this bird. Keep them coming

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jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:07 PM

What an unusual little bird Herman both images beautifully captured Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 6:11 PM

A smart looking sea-bird, Herman.

P.

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capto e2 Member 21462 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:20 PM

An excellent brace.Smile

ivor

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tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 9:45 PM

V2 for me Herman.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
30 Aug 2013 - 2:31 AM


Quote: V2 for me too. I think it is called Henry!

Yes definitely a Henry Grin.. Great images Herman,,, V2 for me as well...gives that little bit of extra personality... A lovely looking bird, whatever he/she may be GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM

What a Tern up for the books Herman WinkSmile Two great shots . Like version 2 best with his beak open . xx

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30 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

great image

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 10:57 PM

I can't decide... the reflection has it in v1 but the pose in v2 is so funny!

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