Both these pictures are of the same tern fishing for prawns down at Pennington Marshes.  They were taken 5 minutes apart at around 6.30am.  I rely mostly on timing rather than burst rate so I’m pretty pleased with both of them.  One photo doesn’t seem to do fantastically well in competitions.  It’s as if the judge/viewer can’t work out what is going on.  One judge even turned the print through 90 degrees because he thought it might have been presented the wrong way round.  The other scored a 10/10 and a seal last night at the club.  So which do you prefer?

If you would like to learn a bit about taking photographs like these have a look at my Workshop and Tuition Page.

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