Black Skimmer Landing in Colony

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Morris0
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Black Skimmer Landing in Colony
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These images were taken about 3 weeks ago at Nickerson Beach on Long Island, NY. It is amazing how these birds can approach at full speed, spot a hole large enough to land and then stop all forward movement and drop into the hole.

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Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

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Red Barchetta
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Nice set, Morris. It's hard to pick a favorite they're all so alike but I do like the birds wing position in #2 best.

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Red Barchetta wrote:

Nice set, Morris. It's hard to pick a favorite they're all so alike but I do like the birds wing position in #2 best.

Thank you Red,

Morris

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1elementin7groups
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All are super and close up, Morris.  I do agree with Red on #2.

Dave

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1elementin7groups wrote:

All are super and close up, Morris. I do agree with Red on #2.

Dave

Thank you Dave

Morris

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mastershake
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Wow, Quite a catch.

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mastershake wrote:

Wow, Quite a catch.

Thank you,

Morris

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DNSJR
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they are amazing, excellent sequence Morris!

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DNSJR wrote:

they are amazing, excellent sequence Morris!

Thank you Dave,

I appreciate your complement

Morris

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Mikel10
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Nice series Morris. Thanks for sharing.

Mike

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Yep, post-stall maneuverability. Only birds, Piper Cubs & a few jet fighters can do it.

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Great series Morris

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Mikel10 wrote:

Nice series Morris. Thanks for sharing.

Mike

Thank you Mike,

Morris

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Jack Tingle wrote:

Yep, post-stall maneuverability. Only birds, Piper Cubs & a few jet fighters can do it.

Thank you Jack,

I believe cats should be on that list

Morris

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Gautam Majumdar wrote:

Great series Morris

Thank you Gautam

Morris

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Jack Tingle Regular Member • Posts: 169
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No, cats are magic.

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