Wednesday, May 30, 2012

World Bird Wednesday: Caspian Terns

Taken the same morning as my sunrise post & my Seagull reflections post, I captured these Caspian Terns enjoying the morning sun and the incoming tide at Wellington Point.






I also tried out the AI SERVO setting on my camera (for focus on moving subjects) after reading an article in Photo Plus magazine a few days earlier. I managed to get some reasonably decent shots of 2 Silver Gulls in flight.







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18 comments:

Joop Zand said...

It's a very good serie Liz..... very nice done again.

greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

nice! i think terns and skimmers are such cool looking birds!

Giga said...

Podobają mi się kolor dziobów ptaków, a ponadto zdjęcia są świetne. Pozdrawiam.
I like the color of the beaks of birds, and pictures are great. Yours.

Barb said...

Wonderful photos - all of them! You really did a great job of capturing them in flight.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Nice photos. You did a great job of capturing the gulls in flight.

Springman said...

What great light, I really love these shots!
I know you use Canon cameras...as far as birds in flight go, the real trick is using back button focusing. This reassigns the focusing duties from the half shutter button to the star button on the back of the camera. This allows your camera to lock focus on a moving bird and click away at will.
Check out:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/backbutton_af_article.shtml

You will be amazed!

thecoalminerandme.com said...

Very nice shots. I love the texture contrast between the sand and the water in the top ones. And those beaks!

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous blue/phtos!

what a cheerful post, liz!
thanks for brightening my day.

mick said...

Great photos. I seldom see numbers of Caspian terns together. I like your in-flight photos of the silver gulls.

joo said...

They are so lovely!

Seeing Each Day said...

I really like your last two shots and those defined ripples of sand complimenting your first lot of pictures. You'll be pleased to know I finally took a picture of a bird!! Except it turned out very poorly as it was with my phone plus a teacher was walking past and the three that I had in the frame flew away. I think I've mentioned before there's been heaps of rosellas and cockatoos out in the school grounds of late.

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images, the Caspian Terns are cool looking birds. Lovely flight shots.

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Un post precioso Liz!! Unas fotografias que trasmiten mucho.
Un abrazo

Kim Stevens said...

Beautiful! I too love the terns and skimmers are so fun to watch work the shoreline.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots!

GB said...

Caspian Terns with their large beaks always seem to me to be too 'heavy' to be from the Tern family which I always think of as being delicate and light birds: though very fearsome if you disturb them.

I always find the problem with inflight shots is getting the subjects into frame in the first place. I am, however, usually trying to photograph faster moving songbirds. I think your gull photos are very good.

Michael S-B said...

I love these pictures. The terns are such interesting birds. They look a bit like gulls on the ground, but so different when they fly.

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