Sandwich Terns – Love is in the air

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Sandwich Terns - Love is in the airSandwich Terns – Love is in the air – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I can recall clearly the day I took this photograph of Sandwich Terns mating, I was sitting very low in a tidal lagoon on the north beach of Fort De Soto County Park in Florida, it was very warm and the water of the lagoon felt great on my skin when these two terns started a breeding display. When the male mounted the female and I filled up my buffer a few times while photographing them.

Love is in the air.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



  1. Mia McPherson February 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thanks much for your comments Ricky, Laurence, Tami, Charlotte, Eric, Maria, Bob and Mom. Sorry I have been slow to respond, I have just had a lot on my plate lately!

  2. Hummingbird Lover February 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Hi! So perfectly a shooting of the pair! Color, wing span and background. Really makes for a wonderful picture! Have a great day.

  3. Bob Bushell February 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

    A beautiful title for lovely birds, cheers Mia.

  4. M. Firpi February 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I love their plumage and contrast. What a lucky shot!

  5. eric c11 February 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    woaaaa ! a great picture with a good focus on both, the wings position is very good too
    a really nice picture, well play mia

  6. Prairie Birder February 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  7. Tami February 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I like the way you captured the wingspan, Mia.

  8. Laurence Butler February 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Oh my…

  9. Ricky February 14, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Nicely done Mia.

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