Black Skimmer, juvenile

© denise ippolito

Black Skimmer, juvenile

Uploaded: August 31, 2011 14:32:58


1/1600 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 400 500mm lens on Tripod.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III


Liz blahh August 31, 2011

Beautiful capture, light & reflection! #1405313

Bonnie C. Lackey August 31, 2011

Fantastic clarity and timing. Awesome! #9645326

Carol Eade level-addict August 31, 2011

Beautiful, Denise, perfect timing and love the reflection. #9645371

denise ippolito September 01, 2011

Thank you all for the kind comments, I appreciate them all. #9646109

Bonnie C. Lackey September 25, 2011

No surprise that this is a finalist! #9690549

September 25, 2011

Gorgeous #9690876

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 25, 2011

Congrats on your excellent finalist, Denise!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9691369

denise ippolito September 25, 2011

Thanks Debby and thanks everyone! #9691548

September 25, 2011

Lovely capture of the skimmer in motion. Even the water droplets are perfect! #9691722

Carol Eade level-addict September 26, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Denise! #9697366

Merna L. Nobile September 26, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Mary K. Robison September 27, 2011

I wonder where it got its name...?
Congratulations on your superb Gold Winner, Denise! #9698639

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 27, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner denise! Fantastic capture....

jo ann c. #9700701

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 27, 2011

Congrats on your win for this superb and outstanding image, Denise! LOL, looks like he was skimming one of those pools after the hurricane, and the poor bird doesn't realize there's no fish there. #9701135

denise ippolito September 27, 2011

Thanks so much everyone, I appreciate it. Debby, It was in one of those pools!! #9701140

Carol Eade level-addict September 27, 2011

Congratulations, Denise, an outstanding winner! #9701318

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 27, 2011

Terrific capture and huge CONGRATZ on the second place Gold, Denise!!!

UB. #9701780

denise ippolito September 28, 2011

Thanks so much, I appreciate it. #9702598

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 28, 2011

Congratulations Denise on your Win!!!

Dominick #9702796

David M. Montero September 30, 2011

Congratulations on your second place selection Denise! #9706998

Phyllis H. Burchett October 03, 2011

Fantastic capture Denise, congrats on your win! #9713348

denise ippolito October 03, 2011

Thanks so much everyone! #9713366

Rona L. Schwarz October 03, 2011

Sorry I'm so late, Denise, but HUGE CONGRATS on this most marvelous winner! It's really exquisite! #9714657

denise ippolito October 04, 2011

Hi Rona, Thank you so much- it means a lot!! #9715202

Bill Houghton October 18, 2011

Denise, this is an awesome photo. Congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

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