Saturday, March 8, 2014

Full framing a Whiskered Tern in flight

It's not often that I get a BIF shot whose framing out of the camera is already ok to my taste, and there's no need to crop (and throw away information) to strengthen the composition.
 
I previously noticed on Google Earth that there is a wide area under water at the western seaboard of Sto. Tomas town, La Union. This March 8th (2014), I did a scouting run in that place and found out that good concrete roads lead into the middle of what turned out to be many hectares of fishponds. It is a promising spot for water birds in flight, and I'll be back there soon for more BIF shots.
 
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Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus, migrant, non-breeding plumage)

Habitat - Bays, tidal flats to ricefields.
 
Shooting info - Sto. Tomas, La Union, March 8, 2014, 1D Mark IV + EF 500 f4 IS + EF 1.4x TC II, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 640, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/516 support, uncropped full frame.
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