2012/09/25

Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern

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Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern
NF Photo 120626 at Inner Farne.
Scotland









I have never been this close to birds before. It was a real treat and I loved every second of it. Despite the fact we was attackt most of the time. You had to wear head protection. But luckily they did not target your eyes. You had to be very careful so you stayed out of their way as chicks could wander around. I had a lot of fun trying to capture them in the backlight of the sun. And as you can see there was nests, eggs and chicks all over the place. A place I´d like to revisit.
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Backlight shadows and other shadows everywhere for Shadow Shot Sunday
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35 comments:

  1. beautiful! graceful in flight!

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  2. Åh, vilka fina bilder du fått härifrån! Alla är lika fina! Och så den lilla ungen där! :)
    Är de tagna i Skottland? Fågeln finns väl i Sverige också, eller ?
    *hi hi* Hade ni hjälmar på er? Vet ju hur skrattmåsarna gör sina utfall, lite otäckt faktiskt!
    /Pia

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  3. It not only sounds like you had a good time but you got some beautiful shots as well. I really like them all but that last feather shot is very unique!

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  4. Så vackra bilder på silvertärnan ,bra jobbat ,Nette

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  5. Wow! Amazing to be that close and you got some fantastic photos - especially the in-flight ones.

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  6. Fantastic images... I love the flight shots.

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  7. I just love the second picture, it's amazing! From Findlay

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  8. According to my bird book, we sometimes see this tern here. But I am fairly new to birding and have never seen it.

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  9. Fantastic shots. I really like the Common Tern. So graceful.

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  10. Sounds like a fun experience watching the terns and their chicks. They can be very protective. Great shots!

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  11. thanks. And, yes, we had covers on out heads.

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  12. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Beautiful photography!

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  14. I really like the second photograph with the light behind the wings

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  15. These are absolutely stunning photographs. I so enjoyed looking at them. Just incredible.

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  16. Great post!
    Excellent captures!!!

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  17. what a beautiful piece of heaven! thanks for joining us :)

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  18. Gorgeous post. How lucky you where to capture the terns from eggs to adult! What a treat to share with us! Thanks!

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  19. Fantastiske bilder!
    Høres ut til å ha vært en farefull fotografering.
    Ønsker deg en fortsatt fin helg.
    Mette

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  20. Beautiful captures of lovely birds! I love the ones of the tern in flight! Wonderful post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  21. Captivating photos! Gorgeous.

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  22. Wonderful captures of the tern in flight.

    I guess head protection is a good idea!

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  23. What a majestic bird. Such a big wingspan. Loved seeing the spotted eggs. genie

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  24. That second shot is my favorite.

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    Have a great weekend.

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  25. Lucky you to be there. You got perfect shots, wonderful!

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  26. such wonderful shadows in the last photo...great job sticking it out to capture them.

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  27. Amazing photos! Each one is truly amazing. I would love to be able to get such close up shots. I think my favorite is the second one with the wings spread and showing the tail feathers too.
    So glad you shared these.
    Happy Sunday!

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  28. Such delightful images.

    Come and see my Shadow and leave me a comment when you can. Thanks.

    Rose

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  29. Such delightful images.

    Come and see my Shadow and leave me a comment when you can. Thanks.

    Rose

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  30. Such delightful images.

    Come and see my Shadow and leave me a comment when you can. Thanks.

    Rose

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