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Little Tern

Little Tern
Photographed bySimon Pelling on Sat 22nd Dec, 2018 and uploaded on Wed 10th Jan, 2018 .
Resolution1250x1045
Viewed103
ID29111
CommentI have adjusted the lighting in this shot by using graduated filters to darken the sea and the sky, and using DxO's control points to lighten the bird. I have tried to use the positioning of the bird and the horizon to create an interesting composition. The yellow bill with a black tip is a characteristic feature of the Little Tern in breeding plumage. [Moderator's note: this feature is also present in Fairy Tern; the loral stripe extending to bill provides differentiation between species.]
EquipmentCanon 80d; Canon EF 100-400 L Mk II zoom. 400mm, ISO 200, 1/500s at f7.1, +1/3 EV. Raw file processed in DxO PhotoLab
LocationOff Tuross Head, NSW south coast (New South Wales)
Keywordsin flight, adult, breeding plumage
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