Skimmer Bullet

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From this low perspective and angle this Black Skimmer looked like a bullet cruising by with its beak draggin in the water. I really wish I had a shot just a split second earlier where the front wing wasn't hiding so much of the body but I still like this version. It is yet another example of how well adapted these unique birds are to how they feed. The light on this morning was so nice and I really like how you can see the ripples of light bouncing up underneath the bird onto its belly and tail. The marsh grass background added just the right touch of color back there. I can't wait until next year to get back in the water with these incredible birds.

• Location: southern New Jersey marshes

• Exposure: 1/4000 @ f/4

• ISO: 250

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.