I suspect it’s a different stern from the one I already presented you few weeks ago. This one was taken in the same area : Los Haitises parc, north west of the Domincan Republic in a wonderful Mangrove ecosystem full of superb trees, plants and birds.
This cute bird seems to be monitoring around in any sign of alert, no ?
I recropped the original picture taken at hand, full 420mm from a boat. No need to say I’m quite pleased that the blur is not too obvious at shooting under such conditions.
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Vagabond (5848) 2004-05-09 8:23
Very good picture
Didi (57482) 2004-05-09 8:56
Celui de gauche à la calvitie de mon grand père :-)
Chapeau por cette photo vu les conditions difficiles de prise de vue "tanguantes", surtout pour une main levée au 420 mm.
cdewet (0) 2004-05-09 9:00
It has the look of a Caspian Tern a large tern with a very red bill and a block cap on the head. I like the pose and the perch too. A bit of fill flash would have given you a highlight in the eye.
Eagle78 (1925) 2004-05-09 12:29
Lovely birds Steven! Love their standing and your composition is wonderful by not centering them and letting some space around them. Good shot :)
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-09 16:06
wow main levée avec un 420 mm! et le pied en lair??? lol belle photo steven! a demain soir
ilouy (3370) 2004-05-10 16:03
Great composition and sharpness! I would have just clone the sky to erase the thing that distract at the lower right corner.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, Nikon TC-E15ED 420mm, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/7.4, 1/471 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Theme(s): Animals, Birds II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-09 7:50