…morning light is magic…

The Hunt

It’s always interesting to watch Black Skimmers flying with their beaks skimming in the water.  What’s more fun is to try to capture the action when they try to catch a fish.  They will be flying along and all of a sudden their head will snap down when they feel a fish hit their beak.  Grabbing the fish can be another story.  Good times.

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

1/640 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, 500mm

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6 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Sweet Tim. Great timing. Love the light and splash of water, as well as peak action capture.

    August 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  2. It almost looks like it could be pulled out of its flight with that movement. Great catch – at least for you.

    August 31, 2013 at 12:55 am

  3. Talk about a balance act. A unique capture. Good job!

    September 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  4. Thanks Doug. It’s one of my favorites from my skimmer series.

    September 2, 2013 at 6:26 am

  5. Thanks Lyle. He missed the fish this time but I’ll post some more successful ones later.

    September 2, 2013 at 6:29 am

  6. Thanks David. Almost didn’t get this one in the frame.

    September 2, 2013 at 6:29 am

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