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    Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Stopped on the way to work this morning and tried some backlit tern shots at the local bird sanctuary.

    All shot with Nikon D800E, 500mm VR

    Straight atcha

    Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Take away

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    Dipping a tip

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    Belly shot.

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    And the shot of the day...

    Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Jealous --mary

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Fabulous shots, Dan. My favourite is number 5 showcasing that amazing wing span with the backlight flowing through.

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    Beautiful, inspiring shots... Beautiful lighting! Please keep posting so I can see the standard for BIF that one needs to achieve!

    My favourites are #3 for the light and all the action (including the water droplets) and #6 for it is absolute perfection!

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Hi, Dan. Very nice set. Well done!

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Thanks for the comments, folks. Word of caution shooting backlit like this. It hurts when your tracking a bird and the lens passes across the sun once in a while

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    One of my favourite subjects too. And like you, did backlit just a few days ago. Very nice evening sun too. BUT he was too far off for my 300mm max. They will be close enough one day.

    Here for me it is #6.

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    I have never really been interested in bird shots but these definitely caught my attention!! They are beautiful photos!!

    Kathy

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    Exquisite set, Dan. #3 & #6 are my picks.

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Very nice series.

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    All are great. The last one is just a step above. Nice job!!

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Hi Dan,

    Great series, I tried shooting these a few years back, very difficult to get results this good (and I didn't btw).

    Clearly one good Tern - deserves 5 more

    Cheers,

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Nice work Dan, I think the last is superb.

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Hi Dan. All nice. My favorites are number 3 and your last one.

    karm

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    Re: Terning Interesting at the Local Reserve

    Thanks for all the comments, folks. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Luckily these guys are close by so I've been able to get down and practice with them a few times. Now I know the shots I want to get and how to go about it but have to wait for a weather window

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