…morning light is magic…

Black Skimmer Silhouette’s

If you have seen some of photo’s over the past few years, you may know that I love silhouettes.  Comes with the territory of shooting at sunrise.  I’ll take the time to find and shoot silhouettes whenever/where ever that they pop up.  Found a bunch of black skimmers at sunrise doing what they do best – skimming.  It was partly cloudy and I had to wait for the sun to pop out between the clouds to get these silhouette shots.  I sat along the bank and waited for them to fly by in both directions.  Didn’t use the ground pod very much since the they were flying back and forth along a “ditch” filled with water and I didn’t want to limit my shooting in one direction.  I normally don’t like butt shots of birds (although I’m really good at it) but Skimmers can make even the going away shots interesting.  Ended up with quite a few photo’s over two mornings so more to come.

All taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, hand-held.

1/2500 sec @ F5.0 at 200mm, + 1/3 exposure compensation, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

1/5000 sec @ F4.5 at 100mm, + 1/3 exposure compensation, partial metering, ISO 250, flashed with better beamer

1/4000 sec @ F5.6 at 330mm, + 1/3 exposure compensation, partial metering, ISO 250, flashed with better beamer

1/4000 sec @ F5.6 at 330mm, + 1/3 exposure compensation, partial metering, ISO 250, no flash

4 responses

  1. Love the first one!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

  2. Thanks Sheldon. I see a road trip in your future.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  3. Love the silhouettes, very well done Tim. While I am at it, your splashdown shot is one for the books. Which canal are you and Dan getting these from and are you parking on the road?

    June 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    • Thanks David. Just sent you an e-mail with the details on the location.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:37 am

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