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well, i got up at 5:15 to be at the beach at 6 for sunrise. my plan was perfect except there were ZERO shorebirds at my spot! total bummer.....
i did, however, stop at mt auburn cemetery on my way home. this proved to be a good decision as i did here find a spotted sandpiper running about on lily pads.
i managed a few shots of this guy. all were taken in heavy shade so i had to push things around in post a bit more than i normally like to do so.
this bird is in winter plumage. the second shot is an old shot of mine also taken at mt auburn (again in heavy shade!) that shows the breeding plumage spots for which this guys is named!
i hope today's shot looks ok......
winter plumage spotted sandpiper from today
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 500mm f/4.0 1/160s 800 ISO 0.0 EV
breeding plumage spotted sandpiper (from may of last year)
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens 700mm f/8.0 1/1000s 1600 ISO -0.7 EV
Edited on Sep 07, 2013 at 10:49 PM · View previous versions