Saturday, May 24, 2008

Spotted Sandpiper





During my early morning outing, I noticed a flock of Spotted Sandpipers running about on the earthen breastwall of the dam. Upon my approach all but two flew to a shaded area so I concentrated my attention upon the remaining birds. I adjusted my trolling motor to its slowest setting and over the next one-half hour worked these birds until they allowed me to maneuver to within a few yards.


By the conclusion of this session I had shot over one hundred images. As these birds move quickly, many were poorly posed and some blurred. After heavy deletion, I still had thirty eight images that made the grade. Of the image, this one which caught the bird with wings momentarily lifted while posed by the waters edge and it’s reflection visible in the water, stood out above all of the rest


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13 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE it! What a spectacular image. I am always impressed with your photos, and this is certainly no exception. You take fantastic bird photos!

Me & my puppies said...

Over a hundred shots, easily done when photographing pipers. They are so quick. Lovely photo of the Osprey. They are one of my favorites.

Sharon said...

After all that work you have this great photo to share. I like the way his wings are lifted, as you said, and I like the fuzzy reflection. Great CC.

ratmammy said...

Good shot!

Corey~living and loving said...

lovely image of a pretty bird.
happy CC!

Juliana RW said...

Love you shot. Well done

My CC in here Thanks

babooshka said...

Great capture of a very pretty bird.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Very nicely done and great explanation of how to get a good shot. Take as many pictures as allowed and sort out later.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This photo is very nice... I enjoy the reflection in the water and how he's just about to go into flight...
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellect capture, a bird I have not seen before as well.

CrazyCath said...

A great post and well worth the time and effort. Great clarity. Superb critter shot.

And then I caught sight of the osprey you captured on film in your previous post as I write this.
I am speechless. Awesome.

CrazyCath said...

Oh! And I am very jealous / envious too. Blah. ;0)

david mcmahon said...

38 images out of 100 is still a good average. Well done.