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Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger).  This is the only bird whose lower beak is longer than the upper.  Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, CA.

Canon EOS 1V camera and 600 f/4 L IS lens with 1.4x teleconverter on Gitzo tripod with Wimberly head.  Fuji Velvia 100F film, pushed one stop.  1/350 sec at f/5.6.