David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….


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


6 responses to “Skimmers

  1. Tim Timmis July 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Sweet shots David. Great job with the flight shots. It was a very good time, despite how I smelled afterwards.

    • dda53 July 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Tim. So, I was riding with my wife in the car late Saturday. It wasn’t long before she said “what’s that smell”. I had to start laughing remembering what your wife said to you. 🙂

  2. lylekrahn July 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Great photos. It’s funny but I can’t smell a thing looking at those photos:)

  3. Doug Haass July 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Well, at least we know who the true photographers are. I bailed and went to Brazos Bend SP instead. David, that first one is pretty awesome. Great job!

    • dda53 July 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks I appreciate that Doug. I don’t know about bailing out. BBSP is always a favorite and you have been capturing some pretty cool shots.

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