Sarita Yeola  

Royal Tern by Sarita Yeola

June 2022 - Royal Tern

About the Image(s)

Royal Tern courtship: This photo was taken at Tybee beach, GA. The beach was a habitat for a colony of Terns. Some Terns were bringing in fish from the ocean as the others were waiting flapping their wings doing a little dance as the one with fish came along. The original photo was cropped, the shadows and highlights were adjusted and passed through Topaz sharpening.

Nikon D500: 500mm, ISO 220, 1/2000 s, f/9

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6 comments posted

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
These terns are lovely. Their orange bills so attractive. Odd numbers are always preferable and separating the subjects (except for the wing touches) makes for good composition. The fish is a big plus. Your title could make the photo more "Courting Royal Terns" or some such.   Posted: 06/09/2022 11:48:35

Cami Marculescu   Cami Marculescu
This is a gorgeous shot. The power of three and the story telling are remarkable.   Posted: 06/10/2022 10:38:49

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
The depth of field you captured is great, particularly at f/9. And, the photo tells a story. Good job.   Posted: 06/10/2022 11:32:20

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
I love the expression on the face of the fish. I might try cropping it a bit closer to see more of the fish. Just like the bird, you too got a very nice capture.   Posted: 06/11/2022 15:58:57

Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Good job catching these three birds together with the fish in the mouth of the middle one!   Posted: 06/14/2022 14:00:24

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Sarita, love this image! tells a great story and Just is right the expression on the fish's face is priceless! Your depth of field is remarkable. Just fantastic!!   Posted: 06/18/2022 20:09:41