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Old Jan 10, 2014, 11:22 PM   #1
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A seagull sized bird and fast flyer, The rascals just sat on the beach for about an hour before a few started flying. I had a hard time focusing on them with the DAL 55-300 and getting a shot of them skimming. Just wish the water was smooth, I will have to go back on a calmer day.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 2:06 PM   #2
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Very nice shots.
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Fascinating bird, and great captures of all the action.

Yes, smooth water would have been nice, but, to me, these small ripples make for an even more interesting background.
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