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Whiskered Tern hunting at Boplaas dam on the Brink's farm near Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Whiskered Tern hunting at Boplaas dam on the Brink's farm near Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.
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12 Comments |
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 20, 2013
Great shot!
charlesdpeters Platinum
 
charlesdpeters December 21, 2013
Very nice shot!!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson December 22, 2013
Desiré, stunning flight in detail shot! Brian
ogilvie
 
ogilvie January 16, 2014
Just perfect!
SusanB
 
SusanB January 20, 2014
Awesome capture!
CLARITA
 
CLARITA January 24, 2014
Great shot
wager5
 
wager5 January 26, 2014
Wow amazing shot!!!
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock January 29, 2014
Beautiful. The red beak and feet are so sharp. Like the off center composition and two-tone blurred background.
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KayBrewer April 01, 2014
excellent shot - especially a moving one - very sharp and focused - neat background
artemiopascua
 
artemiopascua August 16, 2014
awesome capture, nice composition and details
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lizziemellis September 10, 2014
Lovely shot:-)
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TravelBugDove August 27, 2015
Beautiful!!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

On the Farm, Boplaas between Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Time

Early morning

Lighting

We drove drove past the farm the previous afternoon and saw the Terns feeding on platannas in the dam. They were flying away with the food to feed their young. I immediately phoned my friend Lola Brink, who owns the farm to get permission to go to the dam. Unfortunately the light was too sharp and sun's angle not good for photography. We returned early the next morning and waited for the birds to arrive. And they did !! With beautiful morning light we had a ball photographing for about an hour.

Equipment

Canon 7D, Canon 300mm f2.8 lens and 1.4 converter. Had my mono-pod but found hand holding easier.

Inspiration

The terns were in beautiful plumage, the excitement of the feeding frenzy and being able to get a background that was not only blue sky.

Editing

Just levels and slight sharpening.

In my camera bag

My Canon 7 D, Canon 300mm f.28 lens, 1.4 converter, mono-pod.

Feedback

Being in the field. Opportunities for photographs often present when least expected, especially when you enjoy nature. Make sure the light is what you are looking for as well as the back ground. And enjoy!!!

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