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|This Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) was enjoying the sun with a few others in a sandy beach which also was full with shells. |
Breeds in North America and locally in northern South America. It is closely related to, and was formerly often considered conspecific with, the Little Tern S. albifrons of the Old World. Other close relatives include the Yellow-billed Tern S. superciliaris and Peruvian Tern S. lorata, both from South America.
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- [2008-08-10 11:51]
Hi Evereton. A good close up of this Tern. with good detail and natural colours. You can see frm the picture how short its leggs are. well done TFS.
- [2008-08-10 12:47]
A fine capture of the Least Tern, a species that I have never seen but this shot shows the slight difference between it and our Little Tern in Europe. It is sharp and taken from an excellent low side POV on the sand and set in a superb composition.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it,
- [2008-08-10 16:40]
At first I thought you made another trip to Mexico but then I saw it is from April. I guess these Terns don't make it up to Arizona because I have not seen one. Wonderful pose and excellent details of the face and plummage. I haven't seen a beach with shells for ages!
excellent shot of the Least Tern with fine POV,
DOF and framing, wonderful luminosity of the image,
excellent sharpness and details of the tern, TFS
Really nice image... good quality and well framed.