March 11th, 2016 – Avian Friday: Air Angler
The Black Skimmer is quite a fascinating bird to watch, especially when they are actively hunting. They glide just a few inches above bodies of water while dragging their unique bills below the surface to scoop up small baitfish. I’m working on a submission for panoramic images and thought this one might be a potential candidate. I’ve transformed it with some digital artistic effects to make it more interesting.
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger )
Huntington Beach, California
Canon 1D Mark III, EF 500/4L IS USM/Hand-held
500mm | 1/1600th Sec. @f/5| ISO 320
Processed with Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Nik ColorEfx, Filterstorm for iPad.
To see a larger version please click on the image.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,