1,000 Black Skimmer Blastoff

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1,000 Black Skimmer Blastoff
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It is hard to describe the rush one experiences when you are at the edge of a colony of about 1,000 black skimmers and they blast off. The sounds of the wings and air moving is incredible and then there is all the movement that fills your view as well as the wind created by there wings.

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I'd been kneeling behind my tripod for about 30 minutes taking photos of the skimmers as they made runs on a tilde pool when something spooked them. I turned my camera into the mass of movement and held the shutter down composing when I could finally see through the flock. This type of blastoff is rather common.  The first photo was taken about a half our before the other two.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

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