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Fairy Tern

Fairy Tern (Image ID 44450)
Photographed byCherilyn Corker on Tue 29th Dec, 2020 and uploaded on Tue 26th Jan, 2021 .
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ID44450
CommentI like photos that tell a story, and this one does. The male fairy tern is attempting to mate and pass the fish to his partner at the same time, but finding the process rather tricky. I particularly like the pose struck by both birds, and the angles formed by the wings, fish and beaks. The main features are sharp and the light is good, with the shadow of the fish falling on the underside of the male tern.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D Mk2 400 mm lens f/6.3 ISO 400 1/3200 sec handheld
LocationMandurah, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, feeding/with prey, adult, breeding plumage/features, behaviour/display
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