OK....Enough of You Two This Morning! v2

© Michael S. Lazarus

OK....Enough of You Two This Morning! v2

Uploaded: February 15, 2008

Description

f/5.0, 1/1600, 70-300mmVR @90mm, Miami, DSC_6281.jpg, 8:12 AM, ISO 400

I captured this trio of Royal Terns on an overcast Sunday morning on Miami's South Beach. They are seen here in there non-breeding plumage. These birds were part of a larger group of maybe 50. They are use to people and had a comfort zone of maybe 10 feet. I noticed little identity rings around the ankles on a few of them. The camera was hand-held. I sharpened it along with some other minor adjustments with iPhoto. I also like to shoot with the camera in the vivid mode at this time of day, especially if I expect to see some wild coloring as I did here in the bird's beaks and sky color. Hey............. it's the tropics Mon. Enjoy!

(Note: This is a cropped version of an previous submission)

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Comments

Aimee C. Eisaman February 15, 2008

Hey Michael! I can't believe how much of a difference that little bit of croppping did to this image! It seems even more dramatic and has intensified the effect of being involved with this trio! Great Job! I really like it! #855621

Michael S. Lazarus February 16, 2008

Thank you Aimee for all your support and wonderful enthusiasm. I'm enjoying our adventure here together! #5501584

Ken Smith level-classic February 18, 2008

Great crop and the birds are very photographic. I like how the one is kicking some sand up. Very cool shot! #5512297

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