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Taken at Flat Rock, north coast of Australia.
Tern are, in general, medium to large birds, typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head. They have longish bills and webbed feet. They are lighter bodied and more streamlined than gulls, and look elegant in flight with long tails and long narrow wings.
Terns are related to gulls, but have straighter, more pointed bills and more slender wings. They also have forked tails and graceful flight patterns, earning them their former name of ‘sea-swallows’.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenabout 1 year ago

    Great photo, very clear and with a fish for the family to boot !!

  • Many thanks Rodney, there’s so many after the storms!

    – byronbackyard

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago

    2013/02/02 1 per 24hrs
    Excellent capture!

  • Many thanks Magaret!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

    Featured Saturday 2 Feb 2013

    Beautiful work!!!!

  • Many thanks Steve, very happy making. They’re wonderful to watch but very fast fliers!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...about 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture! Congrats on your feature! Jackie:)

  • Many thanks Jacqueline!

    – byronbackyard

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    wow! a great shot! this fish seems to be red. I don’t know what kind of species it is… beautiful for sure ;)

  • Many thanks Manon, they’re hard to capture because they fly so fast. No idea what kind of fish it is but the red could be blood!

    – byronbackyard

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 1 year ago

    Excellent catch

  • Many thanks Robyn!

    – byronbackyard

  • Themis
    Themisabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations, this picture was featured on the 2nd February 2013 in the A Vision of Flight Photography Group

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 1 year ago

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