Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Common Terns

Phew, what a frustrating endeavor! Each August, the Common Terns come into Gloucester Harbor. This year they are congregating in a difficult spot to photograph. This is the type of tern shot that I strive for here in the harbor. A shot that will give you a taste of Gloucester and with an emphasis on the terns.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

So this is the time of year that I push all boundaries of speed, ISO, aperture, focal length, depth of field…you name it. It is fast and furious photography. But you have to take what you can take. This is what I’ve got.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

They are white, gray, black and red.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

This is the shot of the year so far…We’ll see.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

And an even trickier shot… a gray and white bird on a gray sky!

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Now you have probably noticed that all of these birds are flying left to right. There’s a reason for this. These little guys fly FAST! I like to shoot with my back to the light. I shot these around 4:00 PM when the sun is setting low and the prevailing winds were out of the south. Thus south is to the right and the birds are flying into a headwind. If they fly with the wind, that adds another 10-20 MPH to their speed!

If you really want to see some kick-but Common Tern photos, the ones that I like to shot in the harbor, check out my previous years Common Tern photos.

Maybe next year.

1 comment:

Noemí Padrón said...

Pues para estar compliacado te han quedado muy bien .-)...Preciosos ejemplares de golondrinas...

Estás rodeado de una fauna preciosa.

El enlace que has puesto te lleva al mismo post de este año, no he podido verlo

Un abrazote y buena semana

Noemí

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