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    Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    Most people have heard of the legendary Alaskan mosquitoes. Having grown up in the south and lived on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, I thought I knew what mosquitoes were. But then I moved to Alaska. Well in case anyone doubts the stories, here is some photographic evidence gathered while trying to shoot some terns in flight. Unfortunately not only do they bite, they also mess up the photography

    Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    Sharing Alaskan Airspace

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    I think they bring a pretty interesting dimension into a nature shot. Both shots do look better with them as a sort of environmental background.

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    Beautiful photos. I think those mosquitoes make for an interesting background.

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    These would work very well in a story about the Alaskan mosquitoes. And if the terns eat them, they're quite the smörgåsbord.

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    #2 is brilliant.

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    Adds to the imagery. Nice series.

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    Re: Sharing Alaskan Airspace

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I was on the fence whether the mosquitoes added to the shots or ruined them. It is an interesting effect with the backlighting from early morning sun. I did get one shot of a tern with a bug in its mouth but primarily they are feeding on minnows. The swallows hang out in this area for the bugs though they stay at the other end of the marsh nearer the woods.

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