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Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Tern (Image ID 44461)
Photographed byAnna Lester on Wed 26th Feb, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 27th Jan, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1200
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ID44461
CommentThis group of Whiskered Terns was moving quite rapidly along the shoreline where I was lying on the seaweed observing them, and waiting for them to get close to me. They were flying 1–2 metres above the ground, and diving down from time-to-time to feed on the insects and invertebrates in the wet seaweed. I was particularly pleased to be able to capture them flying, about to dive, and actually diving, all in one image.
EquipmentNikon D500 camera, Nikkor 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens, hand-held.
1/3200 second at f7.1.
Focal length 550 mm, ISO 2000.
Image cropped and adjusted in Lightroom Classic.
LocationAdelaide International Bird Sanctuary, Thompson Beach, Dublin, Adelaide, South Australia
Keywordsadult
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