Uploaded 26-Sep-10
Taken 29-Jan-10

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Dimensions2178 x 1635
Original file size273 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken29-Jan-10 16:49
Date modified29-Jan-10 16:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length500 mm
Exposure1/1600 at f/9
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Royal Tern

Royal Tern

This Royal Tern was cruising around looking for fish near Blind Pass Beach, Sanibel, Florida. Royals are larger than Common and Arctic Terns, and are distinguished by a bright yellow bill and swept-back ("duck tails") crown feathers, not seen in flight. I rendered this image to suggest a B&W ink sketch, but kept the yellowish bill.