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Posts tagged “Flying Birds

In the Skimmer Lane

Calm winds and low tide equaled some good low-level photo op’s at Bolivar Flats yesterday.  Met up with a couple of other photographers, Matt & Susan, and hit the sand bars.  Started out getting some Avocet silhouette shots and then moved west.  Picked a good spot and ended up directly in the flight path of more Black Skimmers than I’ve seen for a long time.  They kept coming flying right towards us in waves.  My camera did a good job of keeping the birds in focus for the head-on shots.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/500 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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1/500 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 4000, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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