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Tern in Flight

By Nigeve1
I spent a couple of hours watching and photographing common terns last Saturday. They are rapid birds and rather difficult to track for in flight shots. The image I really wanted is V2; the birds fly along and rapidly change trajectory towards the water and dip their bill into th water for a fraction of a second. The unpredictable change in trajectory makes this difficult to capture. I have put v2 in as a record of behaviour; it is not great as a quality image, as I have cropped it to only 3 M Pixels. I aim to go back to improve on this using a lighter lens with less inertia.

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: jasonrwl, johnke, Trev_B and 19 more

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jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:08AM
This is a really nice set - well done. v7 is my pick

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johnke 5 223 15
30 May 2013 7:17AM
Ok show off, what an awesome set Nigel, superb photography.with V4 and V6 being my best, well done, fantastic...John
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
30 May 2013 7:24AM
A good set of inflight shots Nigel.

30 May 2013 7:24AM
Great bif Nigel well timed
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:38AM
An incredible set of images - superb.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 May 2013 8:48AM
A great set of inflight images Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:53AM
Great set of images Nigel well captured.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
30 May 2013 2:16PM
What a cracking set of images Nigel. That's what I call dedication to photography. That lot would last me 7 days uploads on this sit.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
30 May 2013 2:32PM
An incredible set of images, so well captured
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 6:05PM
Great shots, as you say they are difficult to nail, I love watching these birds,

xwang 9 56 8
30 May 2013 7:58PM
Wonderful set... excellently done.
30 May 2013 8:49PM
Superb set
30 May 2013 9:32PM
Great set. All of them are fantastic. Cathy
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 9:52PM
Great set Nigel, love V6.

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