Inca Tern - Larosterna inca

Posted by Bruce Sherman on Fri May 31, 2019 10:41 pm

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My wife and I went on a cruise up the west coast of South America a few weeks ago. Other than typical tourist shots the only photographs I took was when we went on a shore excursion to Islas Ballestas just offshore from Pisco, Peru.

These guys were everywhere. Also saw Peruvian Boobies and Humboldt Penguins. The Inca Tern is one of the most handsome subjects at which I have ever aimed my camera.

Nikon D500 with Tamron 150-600, ISO 500, f8, 1/1,250 sec from a rocking small boat. The VR on the Tamron lens came through again.

All comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc. welcome. Thanks in advance.

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by Gene Gwin on Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:34 am
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Bruce, Indeed a beautiful bird. The background of the lighter rock helps isolate the bird and, I think, makes an apparent improvement in detail.

by Karl Egressy on Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 pm
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Beautiful bird, nice pose and surrounding.

by Ron Day on Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:29 pm
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The bird is striking, Bruce. Excellent exposure — spot on.

by Dan Kearl on Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:44 pm
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A striking bird and an excellent pose.
I can see a more landscape 2 x 3 crop to show the nice rock scenery where they live.

by david fletcher on Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:31 pm
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Nicely done Bruce!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:19 am
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Love the pose, perfect exposure and a good view of those so distinctive face markings, Bruce! A beautiful image.

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by Jan Wegener on Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:29 am
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such a great looking tern Bruce

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