A follow-up on yesterday's photo. I thought I would probably get comments about wings being cut off, so here is another of the same bird - a Pacific mollymawk - about to alight on the water - this time with just the very tip of a wing missing. When one is taking such photos you have to adjust to the pitch & roll of the boat, as well as keep your balance & try to frame the bird as best you can. I have kept 27 photos of these birds taken on 28 January & another 12 taken on the 24 January. I discarded at least twice as many. Sometimes the autofocus doesn't work quick enough. I have an older camera - Nikon D-50, & my eyesights not like it used to be for a manual focus! Hope you enjoy.
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ACL1978 (5783) 2013-02-02 12:28
Neil, I can only imagine how hard it must be to catch a sharp shot of a close moving target like this, all from a rocking boat in what looks like at least somewhat choppy water. Wingtip or no, this is an impressively managed shot with a bright and interesting subject at a decisive moment. Nicely done.