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    The array of fish the Nickerson skimmers caught during my visit was simple astounding: killie minnows, bunker/menhaden, silversides, pipefish, and needlefish (shown here).
    This was a very large example, and several birds pursued the carrier in hopes of separating the predator from its prey. The fish was dropped on one occasion - hence the sand
    on it - but ultimately delivered to hungry young.

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX2
    1/3200 at f/.56, ISO 800
    Processed in LR CC. No cloning or other trickery

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    Dorian, Nice shot, exposure, angle and BG look good, prey is a nice bonus.
    We were pretty much skimmer less this year.

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    Classic skimmer with prey. Love that green grass background. Composition looks dead on.

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    Great details and composition. I like the background with (I assume) sandy areas in the grass.

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    Ditto all the positives above. The three white streaks in front of the bird bug me a bit. It is very, very rare to see them with a needlefish without sand :)

    How about baby Bluefish?

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    Another great sun angle photo... You really worked that beach nicely..
    IQ is so good you could crop even tighter for an alternate close-up look it appears.
    Dan Kearl

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    you;ve been getting some really nice frames at the beach. love the prey covered with sand, pose and the beautiful BG. If mine I'd reduce the green cast on the whites

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