Black Skimmer

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Comments (7)

***AHMED_M_R_M*** on August 30, 2009

Beautiful moment of nature.!!!


((Ospr3y)) on August 31, 2009

Thank your, AHMED_M_R_M! For all your comments!

Kyle Wolff on September 16, 2009

Nice capture!

Greetings, Kyle

joyfotos on November 26, 2009

I've missed these unique birds in my southern travels. Great shot!

((Ospr3y)) on November 30, 2009

A Belated thanks, Kyle.

Yes, Joyfotos I had never even seen these before this trip, but I Always wanted to. Now for an American Oystercatcher. :)

Bas van Oorschot on December 31, 2009


Thanks for your comments on my picture. This is also a great shot (as are many others in your collection). I can't make heads or tails of its beak though.

Greetings From Rotterdam

((Ospr3y)) on January 2, 2010

Well, Bas Van Oorschot, it's lower mandible is longer because it skims it in the water to catch fish, squid etc.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 4, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ((Ospr3y))
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
    • Taken on 2009/07/28 17:34:30
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash