Elegant Terns Feeding Young

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I knew that the Tern was feeding it’s young, but in order to get the actual transfer I had to start shooting before the adult landed. This paid off as I followed the bird in mid-air and fired multiple bursts as it came in for a landing with the fish. Always anticipate what your subject might do and don’t wait and miss that split second action or behavior. Keeping the subject in the finder and being ready to shoot makes the difference. These are actually 2 different pairs of birds but I was able to get what I wanted in 2 different sessions.