Black Skimmer Chick Feeding

9 years 7 months ago #107570 by Maxis Gamez

Black Skimmer Chick Feeding - S.W Florida

While photographing this chick, it shocked me that they eat the fish with beach sand and all! This one was shaking the fish left and right until it finally got it right. Notice the tiny rocks around the fish.

With all that drama, the chick was left with some tiny rocks around the eye which I removed in CS5. I only left the natural catch-light.

Hope you like it.

Canon 7D, Canon 800mm @ f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, Manual exposure, Induro CT414 Tripod


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9 years 7 months ago #107572 by The Time Capturer
Very nice! Excellent timing, exposure, composition ... everything. Great capture!

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9 years 7 months ago #107591 by Baydream
Wow. What an interesting shot.

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9 years 7 months ago #107607 by chasrich
Another great shot. :judge: :thumbsup:

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9 years 7 months ago #107647 by Shadowfixer1
Excellent shot. How did you get 800mm? A 400 with a 2X?

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9 years 7 months ago - 9 years 7 months ago #107661 by Maxis Gamez

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Excellent shot. How did you get 800mm? A 400 with a 2X?


This is how.

www.gvisions.org/images/_03C7507_1024.jpg


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9 years 7 months ago #107673 by fotozone
Outstanding shot. :judge:

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9 years 7 months ago #107847 by Dori
:judge: Great shot!!

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9 years 7 months ago #108420 by bhowdy
Max - As usual a very nice image. Keep in mind that birds need sand or grit of some kind as a part of their digestive needs. Much like chickens peck around for sand .... and placing gravel pads or loose grit in a parakeet cage. This little skimmer is just combining all in one!

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9 years 7 months ago #108521 by Maxis Gamez
I wasn't aware of that but thank you all for the intel!


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9 years 7 months ago #108523 by photobod

Maxis Gamez wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Excellent shot. How did you get 800mm? A 400 with a 2X?


This is how.

www.gvisions.org/images/_03C7507_1024.jpg


Love the way photographers dont care about themselves in there efforts to get a shot, nice one. :judge: :judge: :judge:

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