Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)

Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)

Salt grass grows in thick patches scattered through this large marsh. The Skimmers maneuvered between them easily, at high speed. An amazing feat.

Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)
Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)

Up until these shots they had been working side to side. I could grab quick photographs when they emerged between the grasses.

Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)
Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)

This time they surprised me and made a quick turn directly towards me. Focusing on a speedy bird in flight, from straight on is close to impossible.

As luck had it they banked a small amount to my right giving me a little bigger target. Previously I wrote about using the right gear for the job. This is an example of that.

Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)
Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)

These images were taken with a Canon 7D2, using a Sigma 150-600 C lens. Both items are made specifically for wildlife and sports photography.

 

4 thoughts on “Black Skimmers In A Salt Marsh (2)”

    1. Thanks so much. And yes, certainly make you work for the photographs. I am lucky, where we live about twice a year it seems I ‘stumble’ on light and Skimmers like this. Now if I only knew ahead of time LOL

    1. Getting Skimmer shots is one of the big challenges here. This whole scene was like a gift. Early light, flying in tandem, close by, and in a salt marsh with great scenery. I have not worked on some that take the environment into the shots. I hope they are as good as my mind thinks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Thanks, these were special.

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