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Little Tern

Little Tern
Photographed by:Gary Dunnett on Tue 9th Jan, 2018 and uploaded on Wed 10th Jan, 2018 .
Resolution:1400x933
Viewed:26
ID:29092
Comment:I encountered a flock of Little Terns feeding in the shallows of Cronulla Beach. They were hovering about 4-5m above the water, bills pointed down as they searched for sandy sprat. I wanted to capture the 'right angle' posture of the hunting terns and was lucky enough to get these two into the same frame. The overcast sky needed +2 exposure compensation with processing lift via the shadows slider in PS. I then increased exposure to the point where the tail started to disappear to maximise the high key effect. Noise reduction in dfine to reduce the grain from the ISO 1000 needed for a 1/3200 sec shutter speed.
Equipment:Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f5.6. 1/3200 sec, ISO 1000, f5.6
Location:Cronulla Beach (New South Wales)
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