…morning light is magic…

Nesting Skimmer

Found this Black Skimmer sitting on some eggs this past weekend at sunrise so I was obligated to take it’s picture.  It’s the law…at least in my book.  More to come

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, hand held

1/2500 sec @ F7.1, spot metering, ISO 400, no flash

6 responses

  1. Patti Edens

    Awesome shot Tim! Must have been a thrill to see.

    August 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  2. Thanks Patti. It was very cool to see. Sent you a PM on TPF.

    August 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

  3. Great find and beautiful light. You are obligated to take more.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    • Thanks David. I’ll definetly go back.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  4. Patti Edens

    Tim, Got your PM on TPF. I tried sending you one today, but your mailbox is full. Here’s what I said…

    I went out yesterday am and saw some Skimmers and one very young one – so ugly it was cute. I never saw the nest or anything marked off though. I suspect the nest might have been near where the youngster was, but I didn’t want to get that close.

    It was so cool to see that youngster begging for food and stumbling around.

    Thanks!
    Patti

    August 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    • Patti, glad that you got to see some. I agree that they are pretty homely looking but neat to see. Sent you another PM on TPF.

      August 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

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