I have spoken many times of my reverence for these magnificent flying creatures. In the small fishing village of La Cruz, Mexico, you can get up close and personal with them. The word "elegance" seems to best describe them, on the wing, at least to me.
And being able to capture an image like this with a tiny little travel camera is pretty amazing as well.
Last night something special happened. These Common Tern's were feeding right off our beach. They dive, wheel, turn like fighter jets. Actually, faster and sharper. They were catching insects on the wing.
A pro-body would probably be able to autofocus on this fast moving subject, but with my 6d, I had to manually focus. Took a lot of shots to get a few in focus but this shot made it all worth it.
Like I have said before, I'm fortunate to live with these magnificent birds. I shot this from my driveway! Kind of unusual to see one soaking wet. My neighbor told me this one and another were messing around low over the water and it went in the drink.
Although pelicans and penguins are my first loves in the world of birds, these great blue herons really have to be the most regal flying creature we have. And I'm lucky enough to have them fish right on my own beach. Until they head home for the night...