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    The Inca Terns of the Bronx are never camera shy but this one was busy adoring its own reflection in a 72mm mirror, my camera lens.

    hpioski, Mark Talbott, Nidia Preisser, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Eddie C3 37 months ago | reply

      The color is cooled by the shade but it was not a cool day at all. I was waiting for the penguin feeding and they didn't want to eat because it was too hot. Then I walked out and discovered February 6th daffodils.

      This is a strange winter in New York. I was watching the ticker tape parade today and the announcer claimed it was warmer that the last one, for the Yankees in November.

    2. gwrcath 37 months ago | reply

      Great image and subject. Lovely colours and bokeh, very effective DoF!

    3. Eddie C3 37 months ago | reply

      HA! Last week I had to look up SOOTC and today I needed to look up DoF.

      Of course I'm only new to the abbreviation. I was quite pleased with the depth of field this time.

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    4. fatherandson photography 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture

      Peter

    5. TOTORORO.RORO 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful portrait with lovely colors.....Those one in Bokeh are gorgeous too...

    6. Robert Lesti 37 months ago | reply

      Nice composition,
      beautiful colors,
      wonderful birds.

    7. JFGryphon 37 months ago | reply

      Great color,
      a great photo, Eddie.

    8. Wild-boar 37 months ago | reply

      Wow. Lovely portrait.

    9. kosnonand 37 months ago | reply

      Love, love, love this photo, Eddie! The birds look like they're an attractive shade of purple, but the Wiki page about them says they are gray, although one sentence indicates the "immature birds are purple-brown."
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_tern
      Still, I've never seen them before, and I think their markings are amazing and beautiful, and you have captured their uniqueness.

    10. Eddie C3 37 months ago | reply

      The color shift is caused by the back lighting. To both camera and the eye they usually do appear to be that color in the shade.

      This is the gray that wiki claims when they are in full sunlight. You can almost see that shade of blue that will come out when the find a little shade.

      Since I have so much experience taking pictures of these beauties, I prefer in the shade.

      Unfortunately the best characteristics of these birds can't be photographed. Amazing aerial acrobats that every time they land, it seems like an argument or at least a heated discussion has broken out.

    11. Photosightfaces 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot.

    12. nycckynyc 37 months ago | reply

      It's like they lined up just for you!

    13. Pericles Brea 37 months ago | reply

      Excellent image and capture.

    14. Eddie C3 37 months ago | reply

      Thank you for stopping in.

    15. Ritzgal71 36 months ago | reply

      absolutely beautiful!!

    16. MarianScort [deleted] 21 months ago | reply

      Bella foto !!

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