Ugh! It’s been two full weeks since I’ve done a blog post! I’ve been busy at home and work, but I’ve also had a little bit of a photographic lull. Weather conditions have made for relatively poor lighting, but mostly I’m just behind in editing photos. Well, this morning I went to the marina on Lake Monroe.
It’s a pretty nice marina, for the most part, and a friend of mine found a Royal Tern there yesterday, so I thought I’d see if it was sticking around. Unfortunately, it wasn’t there today when I was. But there were about 10 Forster’s Terns and 12 Caspian Terns around, and several of them were pretty actively flying near the edge of the marina in decent light.
So I took a few Caspian Tern pictures. For some reason I have a tougher time with Caspian Terns than with others. I believe it’s the eyes. It seems far more difficult to get catch light in them, and so they often look sunken into the head and less attractive.
So this morning I concentrated on getting good catch light, and a few of them turned out. The catch light makes all the difference.