My 4th of July Skimmer Fireworks
My 4th of July celebration started at sunrise this year instead of sunset. Still had lots of sparks flying (lame analogy for Skimmers) in the pond at Bryan Beach. Positioned myself this time at one end of the pond where they would fly directly towards me. Also got some photos of other birds like Black Crowned Night Herons and Reddish Egrets which I’ll post later.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/640 sec @ F4, ISO 500, evaluative metering
1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, -2/3 exposure compensation, evaluative metering
1/320 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering
1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering