Falkland Island (Malvinas). A brown skua or Falkland skua Stercorarius
antarcticus 'dive bombing ' on Carcass Island, West Falkland. Our host Cecil
Bertrand who knew the birds well, said 'watch out for the skuas they'll bomb
you'. So while I filmed Marion took some stills. It took her six attempts
to get this shot because our Nikons did not have motor winding for advancing the
film and auto-focus was still a dream. Marion had to press the shutter as the
bird with its 60 inch (152 centimetres) wingspan entered the focus zone she had
chosen by eye and measured by hand.
Nikon F 35mm Single Lens Reflex with Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens. Film - Kodak Plus
X Pan 1/1000 second F5.6. Developed by hand in Stanley in the darkroom of local
photographer John Leonard using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
- Falkland Islands 6770 / 18 - 08 © Marion Morrison