Skimmer Catching Fish
Skimmers are always fun to watch as they fly along the water trying to catch fish. The challenge is to be at the right place at the right time when they actually catch a fish. Caught this one as he was going away from me. This photo highlights the narrow depth of field of the 500mm lens with the band of water in focus.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
Not much room for error with that narrow band of focus. Amazing capture.
February 4, 2014 at 11:32 am
Thanks Lyle. It’s a challenge to capture skimmers from a ground pod but the rewards can be worth the effort. Having 8 frames per second comes in handy in times like these.
February 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm
Nice capture from an unusual position. Good quick focus as he barely hangs one to his catch.
February 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm