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Whiskered Tern

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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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JDLifeshots December 20, 2013
Great shot!
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charlesdpeters December 21, 2013
Very nice shot!!
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BrianBasson December 22, 2013
Desiré, stunning flight in detail shot! Brian
ogilvie January 16, 2014
Just perfect!
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Awesome capture!
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Great shot
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Wow amazing shot!!!
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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
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awesome capture, nice composition and details
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Lovely shot:-)
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Behind The Lens


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


Early morning


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.


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


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.


Just levels and slight sharpening.

In my camera bag

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


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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