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    Skimmers

    Just a few pictures of Black Skimmers along the beach.

    Thanks for looking.

    C&C are welcomed.

    Rob
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    Re: Skimmers

    #2, 3, 5, 8 are my favorites. 7 and 9 are a little busy for my taste with so many birds in the frame.

    KHarmon

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    Re: Skimmers

    And I'm just the opposite- I love the ones with all the birds in it--so it goes to show each person has their own tastes. But great shots, good job with the panning!-mary

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    Re: Skimmers

    Hi Kris,
    Some very nice photo's
    #3 is my pick because the focus appears sharper on the bird than some of the others and #8, the colours are really vivid in this one.
    Good work. Greg

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    Re: Skimmers

    No 1,5+6 tell me exactly why they are called Skimmers.
    Thanks for sharing these great picrures Rob.
    Andre

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    Re: Skimmers

    I never knew of such behaviour. Have to admit to not having known about the Skimmer. Fascinating behaviour.

    Personally, I really like this one. It has a wonderful abstract feel about it, but that abstraction is created by all these living creatures. I think it is an very good, creative piece of work.

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    Well done Rob, some very good images depicting typical Skimmer behaviour. Must be great to see them in flocks. If I see a pair on our inland waterways I'm over the moon. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Skimmers

    As Clive said...well done Rob. Great captures. Looking at your images I wondered where you saw so many Skimmers together? I photograph in the area of Tampa Bay and rarely see any.

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    Re: Skimmers

    Very nice captures, I like both #5 and #7 for different reasons ofcourse but all are well done. Nice series, wish we had these guys in Washington.

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    Re: Skimmers

    An excellent series of shots. The colour, exposure, activity etc is all very well presented. Well done.

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    Re: Skimmers

    Thanks to EVERYONE for all the kind and flattering comments i really appreciate them. Here are a couple more pictures for you to see and kinda get the scope/size of the flock.
    Rob


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