…morning light is magic…

Skimmer going away…

I’ve got tons of bird “butt shots” but this is one of my favorites from a recent trip to Bryan Beach.  As well as getting photos of Black Skimmers coming towards me, I was able to get some as they were heading away.  This one stood out with the tail feathers in the “flaps down” position and his beak just barely in the water.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head.

1/320 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, 500mm

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4 responses

  1. Interesting shot….I like it.

    August 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    • Thanks David. It’s a different perspective on the skimming process.

      August 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

  2. Nice “butt shot” Tim. Like the spread of the tail feathers and the beak cutting through the surface of the water. Cool shot.

    August 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    • Thanks Doug. The Skimmers were very cooperative this summer for once.

      August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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