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Jul 10, 2013 17:07 |  #1

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Jul 10, 2013 17:30 |  #2

Nicely done Slice, love the low view, Great Work!


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Jul 10, 2013 18:56 |  #3

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Nicely done Slice, love the low view, Great Work!

Thanks BG, I shall forever be trying to catch up with you!


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Jul 10, 2013 19:29 |  #4
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Nice shots. I saw a couple of skimmers when I was out shooting today, but I couldn't get close enough to get pix of them.


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Jul 10, 2013 20:47 |  #5

ScubaDude wrote in post #16109250 (external link)
Nice shots. I saw a couple of skimmers when I was out shooting today, but I couldn't get close enough to get pix of them.

Thanks ScubaDude, I had to go in the water to get these. Both are cropped.


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Jul 10, 2013 21:19 |  #6

Very nice low level capture, well done


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Jul 10, 2013 21:21 |  #7

Excellent! never heard of these birds, but these are great shots!


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Jul 10, 2013 22:29 |  #8

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Excellent! never heard of these birds, but these are great shots!

To see how these birds skim the water for such long distances is truly amazing. They catch the fish and tilt their head down and come up with a fish without slowing down. Nice pics.

I got a sequence of one coming up with a fish, but it is not very good. Someday I will nail one.


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Jul 10, 2013 23:21 |  #9

Great shots! Both are excellent. Compositionally I really like the second one. :)


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Jul 11, 2013 02:50 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #10

Great POV on these. Must be amazing to watch them close on.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 04:32 |  #11

both are very nice




  
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Jul 11, 2013 08:46 |  #12

I've spent a good bit of time photographing these birds and I'd be proud to call these mine. They seem fairly easy to shoot from a distance but once they're close you'd better bring your A-game. :) Your exposures are dead on and the low perspective gives us a window into their world. Very well done.


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Jul 11, 2013 17:36 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #13

Thanks gentlemen for your gracious comments. I was apprehensive about posting my pictures, I was thinking that all my shortcomings were going to be pointed out. It's such a relief to know that you find my work acceptable.


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