The Hard Tern

July 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Each summer , I look forward to the return of the Terns.
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These elegant flyers are one of my favourites birds  to shoot.
Lightning fast they dart across the sky making a lot of noise for such small units.
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The upwellings of kelp that occurs during the spring and summer months attract this
beautiful bird to our  Strong Island.
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High tides wash in uprooted kelp and the little fish that call it their home, the Tern can
be found raking the shoreline, hunting skills evolved over millenium, these prolific and efficient
predators with eyes tuned to the sudden flashes of silver, dive swiftly, plunging vertically into
the Ocean.
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My shot of the summer hasn’t been captured yet. A new Autofocus Telephoto zoom may
help achieve this goal, what will really help out are a couple of summer storms, patience
and very quick reactions, keep posted for the shot I want :)icon_smile

The Tern featured here is fishing inside the harbour at Portsea Hard, an historic
and still to this day a converging point for peoples from all over the world.
(But mainly just Frenchies and Yanks)


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