Black Skimmer juvenile ALMOST able to fly. Taken from a Kayak
60D + 100-400mm at 400mm, ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/1250
Nice catch, that must be still water - or how do you keep the Kayak still?
This shot was on a reasonably calm day. I always shoot over a 1000th of a second to offset wave motion.
I only go out when the tide, lighting, wind and waves are reasonable. Luckily that combo comes up fairly often. I hang my legs outside the kayak for a little more stability, and if hugging the shore I will occasionally crawl out of the kayak and use it as a blind. Unfortunately the Skimmers are in a protected area and no landings are allowed.