Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger, and chick:  Indian Shores, Florida
     After two days of driving with a bad back, I finally made it to the beach to photograph some Black Skimmers with chicks.  Most of the chicks were about six weeks old, but I did find a couple of birds with chicks that looked about a week old.  Though the day was quite cloudy I managed to get a couple of shots I was happy with.  If birds nest here next year I will be back when the lot hatches.
     By the way, after an hour or more shooting, I forgot all about the pain in my back.  I tell you.....photography is a miracle cure!

Nikon D800, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4-5.6VRII @ 400mm, 1/200 second @ f10


  1. Glad you were able to get some little ones. Beautiful shot!

    1. Many thanks to you Dina. I'll be posting more soon. Bobby