Magnificent Black Glider

Magnificent Frigate Bird (Fregata Magnificens), male

Magnificent Frigate Bird (Fregata Magnificens), male

Sunrise Drive, Tavernier, Florida… Friday, January 2, 2015, 7:05 AM… wind blowing east/northeast at 9 knots. Big gliders out in force, especially Magnificent Frigate Birds and Brown Pelicans. Even panning with them, anything slower than 1/1000 sec didn’t freeze their glides, and my shutter had to be wide open (f/2.0) to capture even a slight glimpse of their feathers lines against a bright sky. Above shot with a 100 mm. lens, then cropped close to frame stealth bomber wings more dramatically.

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