Sandwich Tern and a pastel sky

Sandwich Tern and a pastel skySandwich Tern and a pastel sky – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/800, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 310mm, natural light

I have tons of images I haven’t processed and last week while searching for a Royal Tern to post I came across this Sandwich Tern I had taken in Florida in 2009. Quite often while I lived in Florida I practiced my flight shot skills by photographing the gulls and terns at Fort De Soto’s north beach because they were plentiful and they were in flight a lot.  When the bait fish were running just off the shore there could be hundreds of gulls, terns and pelicans in a feeding frenzy and that made for loads of flight shots and quick action.

And they are beautifully graceful too.


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  1. Utahbooklover October 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    This species is new to me — beautiful image and so graceful we all agree.

  2. Lois Bryan October 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    so lovely!!!!

  3. Patty Chadwick October 11, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Such a graceful shape! Beautiful!

  4. Montanagirl October 11, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Wow – he’s very pretty!

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