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30-SEP-2010 Peter Ericsson

River Tern

Prasae, Rayong

This was a lifer for me. Myself and Alex Vargas drove 500 kilometer round way to see this rare bird for Thailand. It has a distribution range from Pakistan to South-western China but on an occasion enters Thailand. Normally mostly seen along inland rivers. This was out in the ocean a couple of hundred meters away from the shore line, not far from mangroves. The bird was easy to spot mixed in with hundreds of Common Terns.

Shot taken from boat.

Canon EOS 30D
1/800s f/7.1 at 400.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Bengt Legnell 10-Oct-2010 16:58
Nice shot of a special Tern.
Alex Vargas04-Oct-2010 01:18
Nicely done, Peter!!!...
I had loads of fun sharing the lifer and the day out there with you!... thanks!

As for my images... well... I'll have to start by looking at them just now... busy last week and busy one to come as well...

Somchai Kanchanasut 03-Oct-2010 06:56
Great shot! So sharp.
Guest 01-Oct-2010 16:17
A perfect shot Peter, congratulations!
I've seen it several times in India and it's sure a very attractive tern. I was amazed that this one turned up in the sea.
RAINBIRDER01-Oct-2010 11:08
Very nice!!!
A striking tern -well captured!
William Price01-Oct-2010 06:31
Well worth the drive, smart bird.
Tom Munson01-Oct-2010 00:59
Fantastic find and image!
lou_rozensteins30-Sep-2010 22:42
Very nice shot. Well done.
Sonja Ross30-Sep-2010 19:57
A striking tern, and well done with it as a lifer.
Guest 30-Sep-2010 16:55
Excellent! V.
through_the_lens30-Sep-2010 15:54
Beautiful shot... nice detail.. good light.. and dof....
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