At the end of a long day’s work it was nice to stop at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and enjoy Forster’s Terns foraging for fish in Meadow Lake as the sun went down one evening this week. The glowing orange ball in the sky provided nice light on both the water and the terns.
The lack of light made getting crisp shots difficult.
Silhouette shots are much easier in fading light.
You really get a feel for the shape of a bird when it is almost all you have to work with.
Even blurred trees in the background look really cool in the right light.
I did not see a single successful plunge though they must have occasionally caught something.
I have lots of shots of birds coming out of the water but I didn’t get any of them going in to the water.
Pretty. (Click to make it big.)
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That last picture would make a great cover photo for someone’s Facebook page. I always enjoy Corey’s posts.
Gorgeous. I was looking for my first tern this weekend during a trip to Rhode Island (not specifically to bird, though I managed to sneak away a few times to do just that), but no luck. I’m sure I may have saw one, but my untrained, land-locked eye did not catch them.
Thanks for the beautiful photos!
Please send one to Germany. Thanx.
Last pic = face-melt!!
“I have lots of shots of birds coming out of the water but I didn’t get any of them going in to the water.”
DSLRs have a very slight time gap between the pressing of the shutter and the camera’s actually taking the picture. This is just a fraction of a second, but I’ve trained and somewhat learned to work with it.