Whiskered tern / Chlidonias hybridus "fishing" before the sunset in Chobe National Park, in Botswana...
Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park of the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most diverse. It is also the country's first national park.
The Whiskered Tern is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.
C. h. hybridus breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-billed and darker C. h. delalandii is found in east and south Africa, and the paler C. h. javanicus from Java to Australia.
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Exif: ISO 1000, 400mm
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ninaL (21348) 2010-12-12 1:08
Perfectely real photograph, but first, I thought that it was an abstract :).
Excellent composition and effects of reflections and of blurry grass.
Best regards. Grazyna.
kato (11630) 2010-12-12 4:47
Well captured, well composed and beautiful shot!
You're capturing well a scenery that the bird is landing surface of water. It's impressive for blue tracks that remain in surface of the water. And, the reflection of tihs bird that stretch one's wing draws out a good effect. This is a good work, though the whole looks neat image a little.
CLODO (35614) 2010-12-12 10:30
incredible shot! I have heard of this, but never seen. thank you!
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-12 0:48