Black Skimmer chick ~ Nickerson Bch, NY
While co-leading with Arthur Morris this week at Nickerson Beach NY, repeat client Kitty Kono noticed a skimmer chick right next to her foot. Kitty alerted the group (Stanley, Deirdre, Micheal,Tim, Gaurav, Eric, Pierre, Sue, Malcom and Sallie Jo who joined us for a day) so no one would step on the tiny chick. It was a good thing she saw the chick as Nickerson Beach was loaded with beach goers and it would have been very easy for someone to have stepped right on it. We were all very careful not to touch or disturb the chick who had inadvertently walked outside of the roped off area away from it’s parents and the rest of the colony. We all watched as the little one made it’s way back into the colony without incident.
Skimmer Blur (note the skimmer with fish)
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Skimmer & Tern Blur w/ Fractalius
A Peregrine Falcon entered the colony on several occasions lifting the birds off into a wild frenzy. As I was photographing the swarm of birds I saw the falcon. I didn’t know I had captured an image of the juvenile falcon but during post processing I saw it it one of my images. I moved the falcon off of the top edge of the frame and back in the image in Photoshop.
American Oystercatcher resting
Michael Goodman, Deirdre Sheerr-Gross and I photographed this American Oystercatcher resting. Getting down low allowed us to get the ocean in the ocean in the background and created a nice dreamy effect. Placing a small subject close to a corner is something I always like to do while composing an image like this.
BF on the Beach
After walking down the beach away from the group repeat IPT client Deirdre Sheerr-Gross and I saw a Monarch Butterfly on the beach, we both had a good time photographing it. I added Topaz Simplify and Fractalius along with a texture overlay.
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