Tony Au Yeong  

Catch of the Tern by Tony Au Yeong

September 2020 - Catch of the Tern

About the Image(s)

This is an image of a tern catching a fish. The photo was taken recently among some small islands along the coast line of HK early in the morning. The species is a migratory bird and comes to HK every year from June to August to breed. I have used a shutter speed of 1/4000 with an aperture of 5.6 and iso set to auto. The bird flies very fast and so most of the photos are unsatisfactory.

3 comments posted

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Most of the photos might have been unsatisfactory, but you nailed this one. The position of the bird is perfect, with a very harmonious shape produced by its wings. On top of that, the image is tack sharp. Being too picky, I would point out to the droplet showing in the top middle of the V formed by the wings, which I would eliminate.   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:18:35

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
It's great to see 2 nature images this month.
The tern is perfectly sharp and there is added interest in the patterns in the water. The image does look a little noisy. Have you tried the Topaz Denoise AI filter? I find it does an excellent job. I would also reduce the brightness in the birds left wing.   Posted: 09/10/2020 08:58:44

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
This is a beautiful composition. It had to be tricky with so much action. I agree that there seems to be noise in the image, but it can be fixed. Droplets in the V and on the right don't bother me. They appear natural as part of the splashing. The colors and designs in the water, and the graceful wings, are lovely.   Posted: 09/12/2020 13:59:32


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