Behind the Frame: Arctic Tern

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Gerry van der Walt - Wildlife Photography

Svalbard, Arctic Circle

Canon 1D4, 600mm, 1/1250, f/11, ISO 800

During our 2013 Svalbard photo trip I photographed a lot of Arctic Terns but this is definitely one of my favourites.

We had just finished photographing a small group of walruses when our focus shifted to a few Terns that were doing fly-bys over the beach.  This was the first shot I took in a sequence of 5 images.

My exposure was still off as I had is set for the walruses but once I fixed it in Lightroom I was very happy with the result.

These birds live in a white world and this image, which was shot against a bright overcast sky, tells me that story.

Do you want to join me in Svalbard in 2014?

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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