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Friday, 4 July 2014

More tern pics.

With old age creeping up on me plus Jacques poor health I don't venture too far at the moment so I am stuck with short trips to Warnham LNR. Which means terns and sometimes kingfishers. I wondered at the time what this tern was actually doing, it wasn't drinking, it wasn't fishing, I now discover that it is cleaning its bill from fish scales or dirt.
Its like this Doc' every time I fly over the pond I get this sharp pain behind my left ear.
 I like pictures with this effect. Spot meter on the subject with a darkish background and this is the result.
Almost the same shot with with normal metering gives a totally different effect. Here endeth the lesson.

8 comments:

  1. Great images MIke - love the Tern v Gull!

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    1. Thanks Kevin, There will be more, its a great bird to photograph.

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  2. Thanks for the lesson Mike, always welcome! Great shots.

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    1. Thanks Phil, I picked that trick up by accident.

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  3. Hi Mike. It's amazing how many times I go far afield, searching for some new material for my blog, only to return without anything at all, and then see something practically on my door step! You don't really need to go far to get lucky, and you did with these spectacular shots. The agressiveness of the Tern has to be seen to be believed.

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    1. Hi Breathtaking, Its a wonderful bird to photograph. I like action shots and the tern is full of action. With Jacques illness I don't go far and the reserve is just a few minutes away.

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  4. Hi Mike.. Nice captures.. Have a happy summer..

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.