July 14, 2013
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One of the most fun things to shoot is skimmers. They just keep coming and it will offer you all the practice you can handle. Fellow photographer Tim Timmis made mention of the skimmers at Bryan Beach. Also it wouldn’t be long before the large water holes are dried up.
I ran into Tim at the location and believe we had a pretty good time. As for getting the shots, you just have to get in the muck along with all the dead fish not to mention the smell. However, it all goes away (well maybe not all) when you start shooting. With the low pond level and so many birds it’s hard to get any type of isolation on your subject. But, every once in a while you get lucky.
The first picture is a full frame shot. No cropping, just a few slider moves to process. The second one I cropped to give it a cleaner appearance.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, EV -1.0, ISO 500
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, EV -1.0, ISO 500