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Least terns bringing in fish


Posted by rajandesai on Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:00 pm

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I previously posted a photo of least terns exchanging fish as part of their mating ritual. The male continues to bring fish for his partner as they move on to build the nest. This is assumed to an activity to strengthen the bond between the mated pair.
I woke up at 3 and drove for about 90 minutes to get to the beach before the sunrise. It was all worth it because terns were already active and bringing in fish for their mate. I was able to shoot this photo with the sun just above the horizon, creating sparkles in the waves.
Sony a1 | Sony 600mm f/4 GM + 1.4x TC | Minor crop and processing.


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by david fletcher on Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:24 am
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Love the composition and story telling.
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by Ron Day on Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:55 am
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All of your efforts paid off, Rajan. Love the silhouettes and lighting. Very nice!
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:44 pm
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This is like a scene from a dream, Rajan! Lovely composition, silhouettes, golden light and colour palette. Beautiful frame.

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by Jim_B on Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:24 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Love the composition and story telling.



+1. Fantastic.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:08 pm
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Just gorgeous! A very special scene-so tender and evocative. So glad you got the early sun and these silhouettes. Frame it and hang it on your wall.
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by rajandesai on Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:58 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
This is like a scene from a dream, Rajan!  Lovely composition, silhouettes, golden light and colour palette.  Beautiful frame.

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Truly appreciate your kind word Carol.
 

by rajandesai on Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:59 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Just gorgeous! A very special scene-so tender and evocative. So glad you got the early sun and these silhouettes. Frame it and hang it on your wall.


Wow! thank you for the high compliments. Means a lot.
 

by Mary Brun on Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:40 am
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This is a wonderful show Rajan!
I love the colors and the sensations that this image gives me, I observe it and I hear the voices of the birds and the breaking of the waves
with the scent of the sea just before dawn. For a moment you took me there.
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by rajandesai on Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:26 am
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Mary Brun wrote:
This is a wonderful show Rajan!
I love the colors and the sensations that this image gives me, I observe it and I hear the voices of the birds and the breaking of the waves
with the scent of the sea just before dawn. For a moment you took me there.


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Those are some really awesome words that made my day. I truly appreciate it. One can't get any better compliments about their photo than these. I am honored and humbled. 
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