Friday, June 17, 2011

FLYday - Common Tern

Common Tern with fish - Phippsburg,
Maine

FLYday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.

18 comments:

  1. What a graceful photo...full of stillness and motion & the pale blue sky...lovely!
    clay ball
    June 17, 2011 03:33 PM

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  2. Clayball, thanks for that. Terns are tricky to photograph as they are very swift and agile fliers, too.

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  3. Very sweet--that tern is going to have a fine feast indeed!
    Felicia Lee
    June 17, 2011 06:03 PM

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  4. Great picture. It is always fun to catch the birds in flight.

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  5. Thank you, Felicia Lee. It amazes me the size of what these birds catch and then fly with. Think of pulling from the water something half your size and then running with it!

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  6. cannot add any more to what the previous two commentators have already stated. Thank you for sharing this beauty!
    ♥R
    FusunA
    June 17, 2011 06:27 PM

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  7. FusunA and Bill, thank you for the compliments and comments.

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  8. Beautiful fly shot Robin... Excellent

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  9. Thanks, Chris. It's a fun bird, for sure.

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  10. Guess he got take-out . . . Beautiful this, with seeming soft roundness of the chest and belly joined with sharp points fore, aft, port, and starboard, and sharp edges along the wing front, and the sharp truth of the predator and prey.
    AtHomePilgrim
    June 18, 2011 09:00 AM

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  11. Incredible shot! :-)
    Kwombles
    June 21, 2011 12:38 PM

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  12. Wow splendid flying picture Robin!!! Love it very much!

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  13. Crhis and Kwombles, thank you both very much. It's an amazing bird, capable of tremendous speed and power, though it's not very big.

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  14. Chrissie PrissieJune 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    The curves and points of this handsome (pretty?) tern just popped out at me. Lovely.
    Chrissie Pissie
    June 24, 2011 06:19 PM

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  15. Love that header!! Beautiful tern. A great capture. ~karen

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  16. Thanks for the outstanding photo. I imagine the next shot would be of the tern flipping that fish up and eating it in mid-air.
    Rodney Roe
    July 19, 2011 07:19 AM

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  17. Good catch! - yes, you and the tern.
    nellie

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  18. Thanks Nellie. That was pretty funny!

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