I don’t break out the supertelephoto very often, but I was intrigued by the incessant trawling off the Nags Head shore and I determined to get a (reasonably) close-up shot of one of the boats.

Figure 1. Trawler with flocks in tow. Nags Head, N.C. Photo: author.

The Crystal Amanda is recognizable, if much smaller, in comparison to the boats of the tuna fisher fleets that filled the downtown wharves of San Diego in the 1970s when I was growing up. Unexpected, but, looking back, inevitable, was the flock of a million billion birds accompanying the boat in hopes of a free scrap.

Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E lens.

Figure 1. 400 mm, f/ 5.6, ISO 100, 1/1250.

Edited in Apple Photos.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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