Arctic tern with fish

A more traditional bird image, this arctic tern was sat peacefully on railings as I headed for the last boat of the day from Inner Farne. The afternoon sun was showing its plumage well, putting a catchlight in its eye (important for a black eye surrounded by black feathers) and reflecting highlights on the captured sand eel. I did not want to show the railings so I went for a close-up portrait using a telephoto lens.

F/6.3, 1/1,600th second, ISO 200
Accepted: Northern Counties 2013, Port Talbot 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus), Zajecar (Serbia) and Konya (Turkey)

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Arctic tern with fish

A more traditional bird image, this arctic tern was sat peacefully on railings as I headed for the last boat of the day from Inner Farne. The afternoon sun was showing its plumage well, putting a catchlight in its eye (important for a black eye surrounded by black feathers) and reflecting highlights on the captured sand eel. I did not want to show the railings so I went for a close-up portrait using a telephoto lens.

F/6.3, 1/1,600th second, ISO 200
Accepted: Northern Counties 2013, Port Talbot 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus), Zajecar (Serbia) and Konya (Turkey)

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