This Skimmer was hunting for its prey and ended up splashing water up over his head which was an added bonus on this shot.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II head
1/400 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, no flash, 500mm
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
For a change of pace from Reddish Egrets, for now anyways, here is Black Skimmer doing what skimmers do. Also taken at Bolivar Flats. I was walking around carrying my 500mm lens mounted on my ground pod when I heard the telltale “bark” of skimmers coming. Set my groundpod down and pulled off the camera and shot this handheld as two Skimmers went by.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II, handheld.
1/6400 sec @ F4, ISO 500, evaluative metering
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