Taking Terns :-)

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Taking Terns :-)
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Out at dawn on the coast yesterday, for the first hour or so it looked like I would go home with barely a shot in the bag, but I noticed that common terns were occasionally fishing along a creek behind the sea bank, so I lay down on the bank with the sun at my back and just waited. It was nice to be at eye level with them, especially on such a beautiful morning.

All images downsized to 1920px for posting. All shot handheld with the 500MM F/4E + TC-14EIII. Exposure control fully manual.

Hovering ...

Dropped down a little closer to the water then hovering again. The yellow bands in the background are sunflowers, the blue is water.

Fully committed ...

Making a splash!

And success, even if the fish is tiny.

And a fly-by with a sand eel for its young.

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