…morning light is magic…

Black Skimmer Silhouette

I’ve still got a ton of Black Skimmer shots so be prepared people, I’m not finished yet.  Here is a silhouette shot taken on the 4th of July in Freeport that I like.  After the typical fly-by shots, I was attracted to the lighting while looking back into the sun.  The blurred out golden dots in the background and back-lit wings help to make this shot in my opinion.  I was going to lighted it up a little to better see the bird but liked it best as a darker silhouette.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens.

1/8000 sec @ F. 5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

4 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    In this case it’s as much about the background as it is the subject. Love the highlights and backlit wing tips.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

  2. Thanks Doug.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  3. I agree with Doug. The only thing better is to be there and see them skimming.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

  4. Thanks David. I’m assuming that the water is dried up by now. Gonna miss it.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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