…morning light is magic…

Black Skimmers

I participated in FeatherFest again this year with helping out Larry Ditto on his advanced photography field trip and class.  The field trip went to San Luis Pass west of Galveston.  I haven’t been there in a few years so it was nice to go back and check it out.  The weather wasn’t very cooperative with fog and cloudy sky’s.  Typical around here lately.  Luckily there were some black skimmers around.  I took my ground pod and shot from the prone position most of the time. 

Had a great time and got to meet some nice people and to see Larry again.  The class room setting the following day included a critique of the photos from the previous day.  Larry did a very good job with the critique.  The session ran a little long but most everyone stayed to see all of the photos.

Here are a few of my shots, taken in between my lock-up issues with my camera.  My first skimmers actually skimming this year.

All taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens

1/400 sec @ F5,6, +1 exp comp, ISO 800, spot metering, fill flash with better beamer

1/640 sec @ F4.5, +1 exp comp, ISO 500, spot metering, fill flash with better beamer

1/1000 sec @ F5,6, +1 exp comp, ISO 400, spot metering, fill flash with better beamer

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