Along the soft sand of Nickerson Beach, Long Island New York, a juvenile Common tern tucked in for a morning nap.
This past week was spent with world renowned photographer Denise Ippolito who’s amazing coaching lead me to this capture. Encouraging me to get down on the ground to get this perspective and slowly crawl forward to have the bird fill the frame was the object.
Time, patience and a bit of strength and flexibility certainly helped, while having the opportunity was priceless.
Canon 7D Mark II, 100-400mm f/4.5L ii, 1.4x extender III. 1/1250 sec, f/8, ISO 500.
“I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
Priceless indeed. Magnificent shot!
Thank you so much Steven. Funny when I was in the field I didn’t like it.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! 😉
Thanks Joanne. I couldn’t believe the artistry of this shot when I saw it on my computer.
Now this one I can see you paint Mary. Hope all is going well with you and think of you often.
Wow. Very cool!!
Isn’t he just lovely Judy? So serene, and the sand was nice and soft – thankfully 🙂
Here is to patience & skill. Cheers!
Patience..that’s the word for this Fatima. That and knowing how to do the ground bear crawl. LOL !
astounding: no tern unstoned (sorry 😉 )
I LOVE it !! Funny comment and thank you!
one good tern deserves another
The slightly over-exposure adds to the dreaminess of this capture. Great skills, lady!
I have to thank my photo coach – Denise Ippolito who taught me to expose to the right to add brightness to my captures. The sand naturally created a blanket around him. Now that..was a mistake on my part.
I actually didn’t like it and moved to the right to get a clear shot of him. They weren’t nearly as wonderful as this one. Ah..lessons in the field.
I know what you mean. I too love to play with over- and under-exposing to get the desired effect in-camera. Unlike the rest of you, I’ve no time in my life for post-processing. It’s WYSIWIG for this girl!
Such a perfect image, Emily. 🙂
I think this must be the best of anything I’ve captured Sylvia. Thank you so much!