Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge

Skimming On The Shore

Black Skimmers are one of those challenging photographs that we all work hard to capture. We don’t catch them very often either.  Like a gull they change direction in an instant and by flying so low and fast they’ve gone by before we raise the camera.

Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore – click to enlarge

The other morning everything fell into place. Skimmers were all along this shore line, at the waters edge.

Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore – click to enlarge

Dolphin were pushing schools of fish and all the shore birds joined in.

Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore – click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore – click to enlarge

Small fish were in the surf so these birds could not have fished any closer.

Skimming On The Shore - click to enlarge
Skimming On The Shore – click to enlarge

As with anything in photography it’s feast or famine. Later on flocks of Skimmers gave me all I could handle for the day.

4 thoughts on “Skimming On The Shore”

  1. Wonderful shots. I’m always envious of photographers who can capture birds flying. The only way I’ve managed is by sheer luck or accident, never by skill or intent.

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