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Black Skimmers

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Randy, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    at Wrightsville Beach on Sunday. Every time I visit this sand rookery I'm amazed no one is there shooting.

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  2. Super shots Randy, everyone has its value.............was it hard getting back up :rolleyes: 
     
  3. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Thanks Darrell
    It was and I was only on my knees. I can’t lay down on the sand anymore. It hurts my neck to shoot in that position. I sold my super pod ;) , a sign of age I guess
     
  4. Killer shots my friend.
     
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Excellent! #2, 5 and 8 are my favs!
     
  6. spoonbill

    spoonbill

    322
    Jan 25, 2013
    Indiana
    Killer shots Randy. Understand about getting down any further. Heck to get old isn't it ?!?!?!? Need to use that tilt screen on that D500.
     
  7. Good photography and it looks like a lot of fun. Well done Randy.
     
  8. Great - chicks, wings, down the throat, fish in mouth ...
     
  9. Great set! The low angle makes these shots special.
     
  10. eric d.

    eric d.

    104
    Apr 19, 2018
    Germany
    Eric
    Wonderfull pictures, all of them.. but i like at most the chicks.. really sweet
     
  11. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    thanks Louie, from here (Wrightsville Beach) I went to St Aug to shoot more of the same and in 2 weeks I'm off to visit the famous Nickerson Beach (for my 1st time) to shoot even more shore birds.
    thanks Eric
    thanks Rich
    thanks Gordon
    thanks
    thanks Karen
     
  12. All great shots, as usual Randy, but I love the chicks the best.
     
  13. You are on a roll Randy. Again just amazing shots.
     
  14. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Thanks bob
    thanks jim
     
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