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Common Nighthawk onwire 20110501 | by Kenneth Cole Schneider
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Common Nighthawk onwire 20110501

There were two pairs of territorial nighthawks that protested our walking past their daytime roost along the gravel road. They swooped down and "boomed" close to our heads. It was an opportunity for me to practice taking flight shots. Most were just blue sky, as their flight is so erratic. I discovered that the best way to capture them in flight is to shoot with both eyes open-- track with the left eye to keep the bird in the viewfinder with the right. Late morning walk West Miramar ESL near our Florida home. Visit blog.rosyfinch.com

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Taken on May 1, 2011